Anna Lindh Foundation – EUROMED and DAWRAK

Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF)

The purpose is to bring people together from across the Mediterranean to improve mutual respect between cultures. Since its launch in 2005, the Anna Lindh Foundation has launched and supported action across fields impacting on mutual perceptions among people of different cultures and beliefs, as well as developing a region-wide Network of over 3000 civil society organizations.
The programme of the Foundation is focused on activities in fields which are essential for human and social dialogue:
• Culture and Creativity
• Education and Intercultural Learning;
• Urban Spaces and Citizenship
• Media and Public Opinion
Launching region-wide campaigns
The ALF launches region-wide initiatives involving its Networks in the model of “1001 Actions for Dialogue” (2008) and “Restore the Trust, Rebuild Bridges” (2009), as well as gathering more than 700 people in Barcelona for the very first Anna Lindh Forum (2010). Long-term international and regional partners of the ALF include the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, the League of Arab States, the Council of Europe, UNESCO, ALECSO, ISESCO, EMUNI and the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly

In 2012 ALF initated the new programme “DAWRAK- Citizens for Dialogue”.  It is a timely programme  following the transformation and reform processes in Arab societies, where the civil society will play a key role. This role, constituting one of the meeting’s module, is the origin of the idea of DAWRAK which target is to build the capacities of CSOs and the most dynamic actors of change in Arab southern Mediterranean countries and provide them with tools an skills for dialogue, advocacy and networking to can contribute in developing the culture of citizenship and democratic participation.

DAWRAK is a broader initiative that will be implemented through 2012-2014 both at the national and regional levels in collaboration with local and national institutions in Arab countries in addition to the Anna Lindh Foundation National Networks and is supported by a special fund of 3 Millions Euros from the EU. Find it on Facebook

To get a grant from the ALF, you have to be a member of the ALF network. The ALF will send out a call for application to it’s members, then you can apply. Last year’s terms conditions for funding can be found here.

  • The ALF supports ONLY multilateral projects built upon a 1+1 partnership formulawith at least one partner from a Southern Mediterranean country  and at least one partner from a European country (Please consult the Guidelines for the list of the 42 countries)
  • The overall financial envelope of this call is EUR 1,350,000, with Maximum grant amount: EUR 35,000  –  Minimum grant amount: EUR 20,000
  • The number of projects expected to be awarded through this call: around 50 project
  • The ALF financial support will not exceed 80% of the total eligible costs of the project.

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