Monthly Archives: January 2013

Council of Europe


Council of Europe Council of Europe is an organization too complex to be described in several sentences. It is based in Strasbourg (France), now covers virtually the entire European continent, with its 47 member countries except for Belorussia. Its basic values are based on forming a tolerant and civilized society within each organization member […]

Foundation For the Future


The overarching goal of the Foundation for the Future is to support democratic reforms and empower citizens by strengthening the capacity of local civil society organizations (CSOs) throughout the Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) The Grants Program is one of the tools and mechanisms that the Foundation can offer for civil society to engage […]

Anna Lindh Foundation – EUROMED and DAWRAK


Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF) Mission: 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 […]

SIDA – Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency


SIDA is a government organization under the Swedish Foreign Ministry. Their head quarters is in Stockholm with many offices in countries where we have ongoing activities. The mission of SIDA is to reduce poverty in the world. They work in order to implement the Swedish development policy that will enable poor people to improve their […]

A story of Transition


Today, Wednesday January 2nd, 2013 (which still deserves a loud : HAPPY NEW YEAR !), the key word was “Transition”. Transition contexts in all of our countries was discussed the whole morning, and everybody took a great pleasure in presenting democratic and citizenship challenges in both sides of the Mediterranean, and how civil society and […]

كل سنه و انتوا طيبين (Happy New Year!)


‘Oh, so you will celebrate ‘New Year in Egypt’, was what many of my friends are saying. ‘What will you do?’. I had no idea but the idea of not knowing (and no need of taking care about any planning) how and even with whom I’m going to celebrate the New Year. The idea of […]

Identity salad revised


Today wasn’t only the first day of the new year, but the first day of working in out MidTerm project in Alexandria. We are working in the amazing Bibliotheca Alexandrina. We explored the meaning of citizenship in various languages and the outcome was that in most languages the origin comes from the words city, state, […]