Celebrating the Mediterranean Second Edition

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If you think that this call is just about music, you are in for a surprise.

Prepare to embark on a journey that weaves musical performances with social impact. Welcome to an extraordinary opportunity to celebrate the Mediterranean in all its richness and diversity. The Anna Lindh Foundation invites you to join a remarkable journey that transcends boundaries and unites people through the power of music.

At the Anna Lindh Foundation, we believe in the transformative power of music. Our mission is to create an inclusive space where diverse voices harmonize, and together we celebrate the beauty of our differences.

Join us in celebrating the sounds of inclusion and showcasing unity amidst diversity.

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Call for participation

The Member States of the “Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean” have declared November 28th as the ‘Day of the Mediterranean’ – a day dedicated to cherishing our shared identity, embracing our common heritage, and nurturing the love we hold for the enchanting Mediterranean. It's a day where the ties between its two shores grow stronger, and intercultural exchanges flourish.

Following the success of the first edition, the ALF invites civil society entities, to submit proposals for community-based musical performances (non-profit-no ticket sales). The most outstanding ones will be selected for simultaneous execution in different countries of the Euro-Mediterranean region on November 28, 2023. Performances will take place in public spaces/facilities in collaboration with Local Administrations (local government entities).

Purpose of the call

The objective of the call is to orchestrate simultaneous free musical performances (lasting between an hour and a half and two hours) across different countries of the Euro-Mediterranean region on the same day and at the same time (around 19.00-20.00 CET, to be decided with the selected leading organisations), to generate a wave-like effect in celebrating the Mediterranean and its diversity at the community level.

Likewise, this call seeks to encourage Civil Society Organisations to work in tandem with Local Administrations, as a way to empower them at the local level while promoting the principles and values of the intercultural dialogue both at a grassroots scale and to broader audiences.

To achieve this, it is very important that the performances demonstrate engagement to diversity and community rooting.

Capitalising on the different steps of this call, and to create momentum, the ALF Secretariat will proactively engage in regional outreach campaigns and develop audio-visual materials to effectively communicate, raise awareness and make visible this initiative across the Euro-Mediterranean region.  The ALF aims to ensure broad participation in this initiative, fostering a sense of collective ownership and inspiring greater engagement among diverse stakeholders.

This initiative is organised in close coordination with the UfM Secretariat as a complement to its online campaign "Find The Mediterranean in your city".

Call for participation open until 30/09/23 midnight Central European Time, CET

Interested leading entities of the 42 countries of the Euro-Mediterranean region (Albania, Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritania, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Tunisia and Türkiye) are invited to submit their proposals (in English, French or Arabic) before September 30th at 23.59 CET via the online application form only. The same organisation may not submit more than one proposal.

Read the Call's description here