1. Crossing Borders organisational structure consists of • Management Board • Executive Secretariat • Advisory Board • Parliamentary Support members Middle East coordination comprising Palestinian Coordinator, Israeli Jewish Coordinator, Jordanian Coordinator and Arab Israeli Coordinator 2. In the past three years, the average budget has been 300,000 Euro 3. Sources of funding have been the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the EU, the Danish Ministry of Education’s Cirius programme, UNESCO Participation Programme, the US embassy in Tel Aviv, participants’ fees. 4. Modalities of actions comprise courses, seminars and publications. 5. Main partners are: Givat Haviva in Israel, Peace and Democracy Forum in Palestine, the Arab College for Education in Haifa, Maser Centre in Jordan and dialogue lab in Germany, and recently the Finnish Institute in the Middle East.
Crossing Borders’ aim and mission are to provide neutral space for dialogue and skills training to enable youth and educators from societies in conflict to fully participate in the development process of their communities.
CB activities comprise courses, seminars and workshops in conflict management, intercultural communication and journalism skills, and the publication of bimonthly CB magazine. CB has three programs components: 1. Youth Programfor Danish, German, and Israeli (Arabs and Jews), Jordanian and Palestinian youth aged between 16 and 20. In this program, the youth receives courses in Denmark and follow up seminars in the Middle East/Germany. 4. Youth Capacity Building Program for Danish, German, and Israeli (Arabs and Jews), Jordanian and Palestinian youth aged between 20 and 25. The youth receive intensive training in project development and facilitation skills in Denmark. 3. A program for Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian teachers who are interested in using and developing the Crossing Borders concept and magazine in the class room. Finnish and Danish teachers will be joining the program in the fall.