The Anna Lindh Foundation holds a unique place on the map of global actors in the Euro-Med region because of its formation, structure and conception as a Network of Networks of civil society organisations in the broad sense of the term that strive to promote intercultural dialogue.
After a period of participatory reflection on reviewing and update the Foundation main principles for the coming years, the ALF Secretariat is determined to build a momentum with the aim to strengthen the action of its National Networks.
In this regard, the ALF is activating its members from the whole Euro-Mediterranean region to carry out intercultural dialogue actions to be implemented during February and March to contribute to address existing challenges in our societies at national and regional levels.
Formats of these actions are open for interpretation with the objective to conclude relevant results in relation to the specific context, taking into account the framework of each country and public policy surroundings.
As agreed in the ALF strategic lines of action for the coming years, Women, Youth, Civil Society Organsiations, Academia, Local Authorities and Media outlets are the main target groups for this initiative, which contributes to address the following cross-cutting themes: Gender, Youth and Climate change.
In terms of concrete actions, examples of the activities will be:
• Communication or advocacy campaigns, informative videos, newsletters on intercultural values and principles.
• Actions that demonstrate the practicality of intercultural dialogue.
• Cooperation with public authorities to link national and regional policies.
• Actions that address and contribute to gender equality.
• Actions that promote SDGs with a specific focus on climate change.
• Actions that promote and contribute to inclusion as a way to avoid inequalities.
• Actions that address and combat hate speech.
• Actions that promote any aspects of culture and creativity as common heritage across the euro-med region.
• Capacity building on Intercultural dialogue.
• Performances, mobilisation activities or groups revitalisation.
In terms of evidence based analysis or research:
• On national and/or regional public policies and frameworks related to intercultural dialogue (ICD).
• On methodologies, lessons learned, case studies, success stories.
• On any of the main areas of work addressed in the main principles to action document including:
o Gender equality
o SDGs in relation to the euro-med region from an ICD perspective
o Inclusion policies
o Hate speech trends and tendencies
o Common culture and creativity in the euro-med region
More updates on the implemented activities will follow.