Creative enterprise, intercultural cities, intercultural education and media dialogue: busy weeks ahead for Anna Lindh Foundation networks

August 31, 2017
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A series of meetings in the coming weeks is gathering more than 200 members of the Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF) network from 17 Euro-Mediterranean countries. The events aim at finding solutions to the challenges the region is currently facing, to build the capacities of network members and provide them with the necessary platform to network and share ideas and best practices.

ALF members from UK, Germany, Greece, Sweden, Lebanon, Slovenia, Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania, Slovakia, Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia, will take part in the following four events:

Best Practice Social and Creative Enterprise Training: 3-9 September, Athens (Greece)

This project focuses on entrepreneurship as an important tool to create job opportunities and foster integration across society. It brings knowledge, skills and expertise in social enterprise development to support members working with immigrants and refugee communities to work towards economic sustainability.

Intercultural Cities: 3-6 September, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

The aim of the project is to reinforce the exchange between organisations working on intercultural issues in different cities throughout the Euro-Med region and to build new partnerships and new projects among the Anna Lindh Foundation’s network members. The agenda will also tackle the migration and refugee crisis.

3.S Intercultural Citizenship Education: 7-15 September, Bursa (Turkey)

The project aims at increasing awareness and knowledge towards inclusion and pluralism. It adopts innovative approaches, already developed and integrated in common practices. The event also aims at building a learning community ready to practice intercultural dialogue and to encourage synergies between ALF network members.

Be Effective! Enhancing Intercultural Media Skills: 8-11 September, Olomouc (Czech Republic)

The project will equip ALF Network members with effective communication skills and capacities to reach a wide range of audiences and convey their message in an innovative and attractive way to combat xenophobia and extremism in Euro-Med societies and to inspire and fuel a constructive and inclusive dialogue within societies. The event will also focus on how to change the narrative in the media when speaking on the 2015 refugees crisis.

In addition, experts from the Anna Lindh Report for Intercultural Trends will present the results of their latest survey at the events taking place in Greece, Slovenia and the Czech Republic.


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Countries covered:

  • Egypt
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia