The Anna Lindh Foundation Egyptian Intercultural Programme - January activities

Within the ALF Egyptian Intercultural Programme which aims to support local cultural initiatives and events as well as foster synergies with institutions, mobilising the civil society, and networking on a local level, the ALF Secretariat organised two events at its premises in Alexandria during the month of January 2023.

ALF Heads of Network Meeting

On 01 February 2023, the Anna Lind Foundation concluded its Heads of Network meeting organised in collaboration with the Head of the ALF French Network. The meeting started on the 30th of January and took place in three different venues (Hôtel de Région, Les Têtes de l'Art, Hôtel de Ville) spread all over the beautiful city of Marseille, France.

Czechs get to know the Arab world

At the University of International and Public Relations in Prague, the opening of the exhibition "Czechs get to know the Arab world/Arab life in the Czech Republic/Orientalists/Arabists" took place. The Czech Arab Society, Arabists Professor Gombár and Miroslav Houska, publishing house Dar Ibn Rush, Jiří Fleissif, publishing house Babylon, poet Jawahiri, Arabist Zdena Samarraiová and Nataša Al Radi Cimbálová participated in the opening and exhibition.

Nafs for Empowerment Institution

National Network
Palestine
Address

West Bank/ Ramallah/ Balou' street
Ramallah
Palestinian Territories

Telephone
+970-2421196
Telephone (other)
+970599371350
E-Mail
nafsempowerment@gmail.com
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2010
Fields of Activity
  1. Human rights
General Information

By assisting its members in achieving psychological and social adaptation that fosters, promotes, and empowers creativity, we hope to strengthen Palestinian society. The Board of Directors, Executive Staff, and Volunteers of Nafs for Empowerment all work in favourable conditions that are constantly being improved by the organization. The Board of Directors is made up of 9 members who are experienced at monitoring and directing the institution's operations. On the other hand, we have 7 workers who are experienced in the field, and more than 10 volunteers. Nafs raised fund from major donors that contributed in financing its activities. We collaborated with GIZ for 3 years, and the Japanese Front Line Corporation for 3 years. Our initiatives are founded on the Psycho-Social Support Program, which Nafs implements with the goal of assisting people in overcoming trauma, post-traumatic symptoms, and the effects that emerge from it. Additionally, the Community Awareness Program aims to encourage community participation by encouraging people to initiate local projects. Finally, the Program for Lobbying and Advocacy, which represents one of the main themes of the Society's activities at all levels.

Mission and Objectives

Our Vision: An Empowered Palestinian Society, enjoying psychosocial welfare, psychological health and social justice. Our Mission: Nafs institution is a Humanitarian Palestinian institution based in Ramallah, a pioneer institution contributes to create capable people to adapt to reality according to Human rights and humanitarian international and Palestinian resolutions. Our Goals: Help and rehabilitate the Palestinian society members through empowering them psychologically, socially and legally in order to achieve the psychosocial well-being. Contribute to decreasing the psychological problems for the marginalized groups (Women, Children, Youth and people with special needs) who are suffering from poverty, unemployment, abuse and discrimination. Intervene to achieving psychosocial balance for the people suffering of wars, torture and disasters in the Palestinian community

Main Projects / Activities

Here are some of the activities that Nafs for Empowerment did during the last 5 years. Psychosocial care for children in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank project, in collaboration with Japanese Front Line Corporation, which targeted students from Jalazone and Qalandia Camp, and it was funded by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2017-2020). Also, The Young Citizen Project, which was a collaboration with Young Women’s Christian Association YWCA, which targeted youth and students in the villages of East Ramallah, and it was funded by Young Women’s Christian Association YWCA (2019-2022). Another project was, Psychosocial support in the Jordan Valley communities’ project, in collaboration with Cooperation Foundation for Conflict Resolution, which targeted children from the Jordan Valley, and it was funded by French Development Agency AFD (2019-2020). Also we have worked with GIZ in three projects. Firstly, Empowering psychosocial youth through volunteering, in collaboration with Support and stability program for Palestine (GIZ Palestine), which targeted youths from the western and eastern Ramallah villages, and it was funded by the German Foreign Ministry (Feb- June 2019). Secondly, Active youth for change project, , in collaboration with Support and stability program for Palestine (GIZ Palestine), which targeted youths from western and eastern Ramallah villages (Oct – June 2019). Finally, Youth Leading the Community –Masahat-, in collaboration with Support and stability program for Palestine (GIZ Palestine), which targeted youths from the western and eastern Ramallah villages, and it was funded by the German Foreign Ministry (2022-2023).

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

NAFS has a network in European and South Med of youth organizations and human rights institutions. We work together to develop projects, capacity building, and new partnerships in the region. This can support the National ALF network in Palestine to enhance the collaboration in the region and bring added value partnerships and projects that make Palestine active and a contributor in the network. NAFS has a mandate to support youth and service providers with psychosocial support through different types of activities.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

NAFS is seeking to collaborate in the EuroMed region under a recognized national umbrella of network such as the ALF national network and is willing to support potential projects and get involved in relevant calls and consortiums to contribute to the improvement in the EuroMed collaboration.

Contact (1) Full Name
Nasser Youser Mattar
Job Title
General Manager
Head of the organisation
Nasser Yousef Mattar
Contact (2) Full Name
Mohamad Ibrahim Mousa
Job Title (2)
Translator

Gradsko kazalište mladih Vitez - Youth City Theatre Vitez

National Network
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Address

Silvija Strahimira Kranjčevića 1
72250 Vitez
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Telephone
+38730717077
Fax
+38730717078
E-Mail
kazalistevitez@gmail.com
E-Mail (2)
gkm@vitez.info
Mobile Phone
+38763335334
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2018
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
General Information

The town theater of Youth in Vitez has more than 100 members, and among them three professional actors. There are two professionaly engaged actors at the moment, and the available funds for the last year were around 50 000 euros. Next to our own there are a few sources of funding, our activities are supported by the municipality of Vitez, the Federal Ministry of Education and Science, the Minstry of Civil Affairs Bosnia and Hercegovina, Ministry of Regional Development and Eu Funds of Republic of Croatia, and the Central State office for Croats Abroad.
The main activities are directed at the production and the performing of theatrical plays, but also at the organizations of artistic camps, education and seminars. A large amount of activities are directed towards art festivals as well as co-productions and cooperations with partner organizations. Partner organizations like the Youth resource Center in Tuzla, DIS Theater Banja Luka, European home Bosnia and Hercegovina, the Youth association „Enter“ Vitez, association „Klik“ Travnik, ALF network in Bosnia and Hercegovina.

Mission and Objectives

The mission of the Town Theater of Youth in Vitez lies in improving the quality of life of the youth, active participation of young people in all aspects of cultural life and the local community, the recognitions and prioritarization of the youth as well as education and in helping them in acquiring new knowledge and skills, that is in developing creative skills.
The objectives in creating GKM Vitez (Town Theater of Youth in Vitez) are:
-the contributions of cultural education of children and young people.
-the promotion above all else of theater art, and through that impact to contribute in all aspects of audio-vizual art and art in general.
-the development of theater, film, radio, literary art.
-the organization of traditional manifestations, festivals, plays and other happenings in local and surrounding communities.
-gathering and conecting of all Bosnian and Hercegovian citizens and foreigners.
GKM Vitez (Town Theater of Youth in Vitez) is a firm beliver in international standards of respect and democracy, freedom and human rights protection, childrens and youths rights protection as well as the advancment in culture, dialogue and the exchange in ideas thrugh thetric plays and other theatric manifestations such as films, symposiums, festivals, conferences etc.
GKM Vitez (Town Theater of Youth in Vitez) also nurtures, where needed, the publishing of books within the goals and tasks of working with children and young people.

Main Projects / Activities

The main activities are directed towards the production and the realizations of theatrical plays, but also in organizing art camps, education and seminars. A large portionf of our attention goes towards the organizations of art festivals, as well as co-production and cooperation with partner organizations.
We would like to highlight the projects of theatrical festivals, production and co-production of theatrical plays that have won countless prizes, as well as conferences and educations which we organized.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

As one of the most successful amateur theaters in Bosnia and Hrecegovina, with a positive image, we will for sure contribute to the strenghtening of the ALF network in Bosnia and Hercegovina. A large amount of successfuly realized projects, and successfu partnerships with numerous partner organizations qualifies us as very perspective organizations.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

ALF Bosnia and Hercegovina is one of the most important networks in Bosnia and Hercegovina, as well as in the Mediteranian region. Just like we have actively participated in numerous projects in the past periods that were organized by ALF Bosnia and Hercegovina, as well through partnerships with numerous members of the network and accordingly to the same goals we belive ourselfs to be a part of the ALF Bosnia and Hercegovina family.

Contact (1) Full Name
Ivan Sajević
Job Title
President
Head of the organisation
Ivan Sajević
Contact (2) Full Name
Bruno Grebenar
Job Title (2)
Secretary

تدريب عبر الانترنت لأعضاء الشبكة المصرية حول كيفية تكوين الشراكات والتشبيك

نظمت الشبكة المصرية لمؤسسة آنا ليند الأورومتوسطية للحوار بين الثقافات تدريب عبر الانترنت لأعضاء الشبكة المصرية حول كيفية تكوين الشراكات والتشبيك يوم الإثنين الموافق ٢٣ يناير ٢٠٢٣ بعنوان "الشراكات بين منظمات المجتمع المدني شراكات أقوى .. أداء أكثر فاعلية"

Sustainable Change for Development

National Network
Palestine
Address

Al Makhfeya
Nablus
Palestinian Territories

Telephone
+972092348937
E-Mail
info@scd.ps
E-Mail (2)
abdkharoub@scd.ps
E-Mail (3)
sewar.abdulhadi@scd.ps
Mobile Phone
+970562030001
Mobile Phone (other)
+970562030006
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2019
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
General Information

Sustainable Change for Development is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 2019 with a structure of 8-10 employees, by a group of Palestinian civil society activists who are committed to paving the road for democracy, development, and peace for the State of Palestine. SCD engages in a series of interventions that can lead to the establishment of a mutual understanding to work together and to find a sustainable path to a productive and healthy environment for effective state building. SCD created cooperation and partnerships with the organizations listed below: GIZ/ZFD GIZ/MJO PalThink - Gaza Shashat women films School Of Performing Arts - Nablus Arab Center Activist - Gaza Jerusalem Association for youth welfare Women Center - Askar Camp Palestinian Peace Coalition The Palestinian Association for Empowerment and Local Development - Reform

Mission and Objectives

The aim of SCD is to promote and enhance democratic values, support ‘state-building readiness’, engage in environmental interventions, build various capacities of the Palestinian society, empower youth, women, and a culture of peace and act as a catalyst for non-violent communication within the Palestinian society and among its stakeholders. Furthermore, SCD aims to strengthen Palestinian grassroots movements and help them fulfill their social and political aspirations. Tackling and reducing the levels of violence in the Palestinian camps.

Main Projects / Activities

1) Psychological Mask 2022-2023: Contract Period: 15th of July 2022- 15th of June 2023 Targeted group: social and psychological workers (Northern West Bank). Partner: GIZ/ZFD (Civil Peace Service CPS). Activities: Self-care (Supervision), Yoga, Filmmaking, Online Harassment, Gender-based-violence, and Toolkit. 2) PART II- WAJEB 2022-2023 Contract Period: 15th of September 2022 – 15th of September 2023 Targeted group: 20 youths from Balata camp and the camp organizations. Partner: GIZ/ZFD (Civil Peace Service CPS) PART II. Activities: Research paper, Stress Relief, social and Conflict Transformation, Advocacy, creative thinking, and media skills. 3) Mirsat 2022-2023: Contract Period: 1st of November 2022 – 1st of August 2023 Targeted group: young leaders and mid-level professionals who come from various political/ideological and social backgrounds. (All areas of West Bank). Partner: Bridging Insight Activities: Soft skills training, Conflict transformation, Negotiation, Peacebuilding, Human Rights, and democracy training. 4) Skilling and Entrepreneurship for Vocational Development Program – Drops 2021-2022: Contract period: Targeted group: 2 groups of participants from Jenin and Nablus Camps. (Each group includes 30 participants.) Partner: GIZ/MJO - More Job Opportunities. Activities: Digital Marketing training. (40 participants in Nablus and Jenin) Speech Therapy (20 Participants in Jenin and Nablus).

Contact (1) Full Name
Abdullah Kharoub
Job Title
Co-Founder and Executive director
Head of the organisation
Abdallah Kharoub
Contact (2) Full Name
Sewar Abdulhadi
Job Title (2)
Administrative and Financial officer

Amman Center for Human Rights Studies has Launched an open call for youth

Amman Center for Human Rights Studies, a member of the Jordanian network of ALF, has announced the implementation of the fourth edition of the ‘’Youth Leadership Program’’ for the year 2023, which is targeting young people of the age group 20-25 years, by organizing a series of courses, work meetings and field visits for those wishing to participate in this program from various governorates of the Kingdom, within (120) training hours.