The national Network of Anna Lindh Foundation in Albania was established in 2008 with the purpose of contributing to the promotion of Intercultural Dialogue in the Euro-Med region. Albania shares Mediterranean identity and values, which include promotion of peace, tolerance and dialogue between cultures.
The ALF Network in Albania is composed of 76 member organizations based in different regions and districts of Albania. The members of the national Network come from different backgrounds and have expertise in several sectors including human rights, arts, democracy and community development, gender, heritage, media, international/cultural relations, research, youth and education, environment/sustainable development and religious studies.
The key strength of the Albanian network is the variety of members, disciplines, sectors and areas of expertise that creates a rich structure capable of sharing best practices and experience within our national Network, and with Networks of other countries. However, the CSOs face challenges in terms of funding and extending partnerships within the Euro-Med region.
The Network priority areas for development in the Euro-Med level include: capacity development in the field of Intercultural Dialogue; extended partnerships at Euro-Med level especially with the Southern partners of the Mediterranean; support for democracy and community development; support for cultural and educational exchanges and initiatives for youth engagement and activism.