The Anna Lindh Foundation organized on the 18th of June its first virtual Board of Governors meeting during the current global health crisis of COVID-19 with its impact on humanity at the economic and social levels, imposing new measures and social changes and regulations with physical distances, mobility limitations, and closing border.
The meeting was attended by ALF Board Members representatives of the member countries of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, the European Commission, the European External Action service, the President and Executive Director of the Anna Lindh Foundation, and staff members .
The Board of Governors discussed the current situation in the Region and its effect on the Foundation’s work and the way forward, with an update on developments since last meeting which took place in Alexandria in November 2019, underlining on ALF continued activities of debates and exchanges between young people through Webinars as part of the Erasmus plus Virtual program, and continued virtual meetings with its networks of 42 civil society organizations, with particular stress on the communication and information flow with the network.
The meeting also highlighted on ALF Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Barcelona Process and the engagement of identified Med Forum 2020 participants and partners in a regional activity in Barcelona, end of September, in conjunction with “A Sea of Words” literary contest award ceremony, and a virtual Marathon for Dialogue in the Euro Med Region for debate and enhancing collaboration.
The Board and the ALF Secretariat also tackled topics for decisions to be taken related to the Foundation’s future Governance, Human Resources and the organizational structure planned to be enhanced through a consultancy process which will provide opinion and guidance on its HR policy and potential recruitments to reinforce its structure, and also debated on the registration of an ALF office in Brussels.