Organisation working with refugees in Syria, Palestine and Jordan wins Anna Lindh Foundation 2015 Euro-Med Dialogue Award

November 20, 2015
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 Capoeira 4 Refugees, a UK based charity organisation running projects in Syria, Palestine and Jordan, has been announced as the winner of the 2015 Anna Lindh Foundation’s Euro-Mediterranean Award, in a ceremony held in Brussels on 19 November.

The Award was presented by the President of the Anna Lindh Foundation, Élisabeth Guigou, and EU Neighbourhood Director Michael Kohler. Guigou stressed the role of the Anna Lindh Foundation in the current context: “The mandate of the Anna Lindh Foundation has never been as necessary and urgent as now”.
“The Anna Lindh Foundation is a landmark and a reference; it works with all segments of society, but especially with young women and men who bear much responsibility on shaping a better future in the region,” said EU Neighbourhood Director Michael Kohler
This year’s Award was recognising outstanding initiatives that aim at fostering cultural exchange against hate-speech and xenophobia, that contribute to build alternative narratives based on the positive potential of diversity as well as projects that build on shared values for inclusive citizenship.
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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