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History and Milestones

1995. The Barcelona Declaration establishes the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership.

2003. High-Level Group Report on Intercultural Dialogue recommends the creation of a Euro-Mediterranean Foundation.

2004. Euro-Med Ministers of Foreign Affairs agree on creating the Anna Lindh Foundation.

2005. ALF International Headquarters inaugurated in Alexandria, Egypt, with the first Heads of National Networks Meeting.

2006. First ALF Call for Proposals. Launching of the Euro-Med Award, Journalist Award, and Euro-Med Education Programme.

2007. Training for Trainers programme is rolled out across the National Networks of the ALF, in more than 30 countries.

2008. First Regional Campaign ‘1001 Actions for Dialogue’ launched for the Euro-Med Year of Intercultural Dialogue.

2008. The Union for the Mediterranean Summit, with ALF as the main institution for intercultural dialogue in the region.

2009. Regional Initiative ‘Restore Trust, Rebuild Bridges’, in response to the Gaza war and the economic crisis impact on intercultural relations.

2010. First Anna Lindh Mediterranean Forum takes place in Barcelona, and first Anna Lindh Report on Intercultural Trends launched with Gallup.

2011. Tunis Exchange Forum and ‘Young Arab Voices’ debating programme launched in response to the historic events of the Arab Awakening.

2012. ‘Dawrak: Citizens for Dialogue’ programme launched in 9 Arab Mediterranean countries, with a focus on exchange and capacity-building.

2013. Second edition of the Anna Lindh Mediterranean, held in Marseille with more than 1000 civil society and institutions from 42 countries.

2014. ALF launches its programme for 2014, the 10th Anniversary Year since the creation of the Euro-Med Foundation.