Anna Lindh Foundation: Empowering youth to challenge extremist narratives

June 6, 2016
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The President of the Anna Lindh Foundation Elisabeth Guigou met with around 20 organisations (members of the ALF Network in Jordan) on 1 June 2016 in Amman. During the meeting, participants presented and discussed the achievements, activities and major challenges facing the Jordanian Network and debated on how can civil societies actors fight extremism in Jordan. 
President Guigou said “There is no counter-narrative silver bullet. We must invent the means, nurture the skills, foster new ideas to prevent the spread of violence”. She also underlined the importance of engaging youth in combating violent extremism, nurturing a culture of dialogue and promoting regional collaboration and knowledge mobility. She confirmed that the Anna Lindh Foundation is fully committed to reinforcing the actions of its Network in Jordan by promoting mutual understanding and combating stereotyping.
The Anna Lindh Foundation for Inter-Cultural Dialogue promotes knowledge, mutual respect and inter-cultural dialogue between the people of the Euro-Mediterranean region, working through a network of more than 3,000 civil society organisations in 43 countries. Its budget is co-funded by the EU (€10 million) and the EU member states (€6 million). (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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Countries covered:

  • Jordan