Since the 1st of January 2013, MEDEA (European Institute for Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab cooperation) has been officially selected through a public competition to replaces the King Baudouin Foundation as Head of the Belgian Network.
MEDEA’s primary purpose is to build relationships of trust, cooperation and mutual understanding between EU countries and their Arabic neighbors.
In order to achieve this, MEDEA promotes mutual understanding and reciprocal tolerance by fostering intercultural dialogue and disseminating objective and plural information to the public at large. In the same way, through our networking activities we aim to establish links and networks between political, economic, academic and social players. Through its website, publications, and conferences, MEDEA promotes objective information, education and training in order to prevent stereotypes revealing a lack of knowledge of the other.
In this way, MEDEA wishes to be a resource and a reference point for people wanting to engage in the Euro-Mediterranean dialogue. The Belgian Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation consists of organisations working in the domains of education, arts, culture, migration, human rights, media, as well as of universities and think tanks.
The Foundation provides logistical and operational support to the National Network in Belgium through the Network Coordination Support (NCS).