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The Anna Lindh Foundation announces the Call for Participation to the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Forum 2016

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 18:08 -- Haitham Samy

The Anna Lindh Foundation announces the Call for Participation to the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Forum 2016, which will take place in Valletta, Malta, on 24th and 25th October 2016.

Representatives of civil society organisations member of the Anna Lindh Networks based across the 42 countries of the Union for the Mediterranean are invited to apply to get involved in the region’s primary gathering for intercultural dialogue.

The Forum will bring together civil society organisations, youth associations, regional institutions, media bodies, donor agencies and foundations to exchange practices, to promote partnerships and to advocate for policy and operational measures for a new horizon of people-to-people cooperation around the Mediterranean, based on a set of common values and putting intercultural dialogue as the central tool for this cooperation and as a response to the main regional socio-cultural challenges.

The topics of discussion for the participants will be Intercultural dialogue for more cross-cultural understanding, women for dialogue, a more sustainable future with increased opportunities for young people, and more interaction and exchanges across the Mediterranean.

The Maltese Presidency of the European Council, from January to June 2017, provides a unique occasion to put Mediterranean Dialogue at the top of the EU and Euro-Mediterranean policy agenda. The organization of the Forum in Malta represents an opportunity to build on Malta’s strategic location as meeting point and mediator, and to reinforce the intercultural dialogue approach in the face of regional socio-cultural challenges. The implementation of the revised European Neighbourhood Policy, as a key feature of the Presidency, will also provide a policy focus for actors across the region.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 15:00 (Egypt time) 15 March 2016.

To apply online, log on to: http://forum2016.annalindh.org/node/add/application

Read only - Draft programme and application form

Criteria for selection of participants