2020 G20 Interfaith Forum: Closing Meeting of the European Regional Online Consultation

The fight to safeguard the environment, foster gender equality and explore collaborations around governance, faith and technology were all at the top of the agenda as dozens of religious leaders and representatives of European religious groups, intergovernmental organisations, senior European Commission policymakers and experts gathered virtually at the Closing Meeting of European Regional Online Consultation to present recommendations ahead of the G20 Interfaith Forum.

Speakers: Dr. Elizabeta Kitanovič, Executive Secretary for Human Rights and Communication of the Church and Society Commission of the Conference of European Churches in Brussels

His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel Adamakis, Metropolitan of the Orthodox Metropolis of France (Ecumenical Patriarchate)

Mirco Tomasi, Policy officer for G7 and G20 at the General Secretariat of the European Commission in Brussels

Sofia Caseiro, lecturer in the School of Education and Social Sciences of the Polytechnic of Leiria (Portugal)

Dr. Simon Slater, Director of Policy and Partnerships at Sustainability West Midlands

Jónatas E. M. Machado, Senior Professor of International, European Union, and Tax Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra (Portugal)

Professor Javier Martínez-Torrón, Professor of Law at Complutense University (Madrid, Spain)

Dr. Vincent Depaigne, European Commission Coordinator for the dialogue with religious and non-confessional organisations at the European Commission

Professor W. Cole Durham, Jr., President of the G20 Interfaith Forum Association

Faisal bin Muaammar, Secretary General of the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID)

Professor Alberto Melloni, Professor of History of Christianity at the University of Modena-Reggio and Holder of the UNESCO Chair on Religious Pluralism and Peace for his university and the University of Bologna (Italy)

1 October 2020