Cities are on the frontline for promoting diversity, inclusiveness, social cohesion, and sustainable development and the coronavirus pandemic has even deepened some of the existing social challenges. Thus within its Intercultural Cities and Learning Programme, the Anna Lindh Foundation launches:
If you represent a Local Authority, you can apply to the EuroMed Capital for Dialogue Award on this link. The last day to apply is on 10 September 2021 at 16:00 Egyptian time.
If you are a Head or Member of the ALF civil society Network you can present your proposal on this link. The last day to respond is on 10 September 2021 at 23:59 Egypt time (GMT +2).
In the framework of the programme and to encourage a systemic approach for dialogue at the local level, to give visibility to good practices and exchange knowledge across the EuroMed region, between July and October, the ALF will also organise a series of Local Dialogue Platforms bringing together local authority representatives, civil society, educators and academics. Please click here to find out more.
If you are interested in participating, please do not hesitate to express your interest to Thomas Lund, Cultural Management Expert (Thomas.Lund@Bibalex.org), cc Eleonora Insalaco, Head of Operations and Intercultural Research (Eleonora.Insalaco@annalindhfoundation.org).
“With these activities, the Foundation wants to support collaboration and facilitate cross-cultural encounters and relationships through a structured dialogue involving local authorities, civil society, educators and the academia for a sustainable action to combat negative stereotypes, tackle polarization and intolerance. In that spirit, the Foundation also aspires to facilitate the exchange of good practices and know-how at the EuroMed level”, highlights Eleonora Insalaco, Head of Operations and Intercultural Research, at the Anna Lindh Foundation.
About the EuroMed Capital for Dialogue Award
The EuroMed Capital for Dialogue Award is an initiative of the Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF) as the first institution created for the promotion of intercultural dialogue, in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
The EuroMed Capital for Dialogue Award is conceived as an international recognition for cities that have implemented or initiated intercultural policies and actions and have a vision to enhance cultural diversity, intercultural relations and EuroMed collaborations with the collaboration of different stakeholders. The awarded Capital would also be a reference to inspire dialogue work at the local and regional level in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
The conceptualization of the EuroMed Capital for Dialogue Award benefited from the contribution of a series of organisations, including UNESCO, Council of Europe, UCGL, Eurocities, MedCities, UN-Habitat, OECD, CMI, working for the enhancement of city-to-city collaboration, promotion of dialogue at the local and regional level, as well as benefited from the expertise of the ALF Advisory Council and the one of experts associated to the ALF research work on Intercultural Trends and analysis of the civil society good practices implemented by the ALF civil society Network.
The EuroMed Capital for Dialogue Award aims to shed light on innovative and interdisciplinary practices that involve different actors ranging from local authorities to civil society to educators, journalists, academics, civil society, and private bodies for the promotion of cross-cultural education and artistic production, social cohesion and intercultural interaction, combating stereotyping and intolerance.
The Award aims to acknowledge multicultural cities and cities which have a vision, which implement intercultural policies and support intercultural initiatives and EuroMed social and cultural collaborations.
For more information and for media inquiries contact: Thomas Lund, Cultural Management Expert (Thomas.Lund@Bibalex.org), Eleonora Insalaco, Head of Operations and Intercultural Research (Eleonora.Insalaco@annalindhfoundation.org), Johannes Jauhiainen, Social Media Executive (Johannes.Jauhiainen@annalindhfoundation.org).