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Young peacebuilders from across Europe join forces with regional institutions on the urgency for investing in a long-term strategy for peacebuilding

Europe-wide forum marks major milestone for global Youth, Peace and Security agenda

Brussels, 27 September 2017 - Forty-four young women and men from across 34 European countries participated in Brussels this week in the European regional consultation for the UN Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security (YPS). This landmark event brought together for the first time young European peace-builders with regional and global institutions, and represented a platform to map existing good practice on youth-led peacebuilding at European level.


UN General Assembly 2017: Anna Lindh Foundation and Club de Madrid call for enhanced investment in youth agency to achieve Agenda 2030

New York, 19 September 2017 -  Intergovernmental policy-makers from both the European Union and United Nations took part today in a high-level policy event co-organised by the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid and the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation. Taking place on the margins of the 72nd UN General Assembly, the policy debate focused on the critical nexus between counter terrorism, development and Agenda 2030.


Creative Enterprise, Intercultural Cities, Intercultural Education and Media Dialogue: Core of ALF’s Cross Networks Activities

After Helsinki (Finland):

 Athens (Greece), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Bursa (Turkey) and Olomouc (Czech Republic) are gathering more than 200 members from 17 Euro-Med countries including UK, Germany, Greece, Sweden, Lebanon, Slovenia, Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania, Slovakia, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia.


ALF’s Networks In Action: Anna Lindh Network Days For Intercultural Citizenship Education

Connecting Networks members from Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Morocco, Poland, Sweden, Tunisia and Turkey

70 civil society actors, teachers, youth workers and educators from nine countries are gathered in Helsinki (Finland) to participate in the Anna Lindh Network Days For Intercultural Citizenship Education.


In Focus: ALF Network Member Tarek Alsaleh

I’m after the changemakers who have the motivation, the desire, already – and we release their potential. I’ve worked with young people in some of the harshest environments, and I’ve met them, again and again, these bright stars just wanting, waiting for that opportunity.”

The ALF Network Team interviwed Tarek Alsaleh to know more about how Capoeira is changing the lives of street kids and refugees. 


Deadline to apply for the European Strategic Consultation on Youth, Peace and Security

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, 2 August 2017 at 6 pm (Brussels time) for the European Consultation Forum on Youth, Peace and Security. Scheduled to take place in September 2017, from 25th to 27th, the event represents the culmination in a series of regional consultations carried out around the world for the first Global Study on Youth, Peace and Security.



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