Anna Lindh Foundation
The Anna Lindh Foundation. A Resource for Civil Society and an Observatory for Coexistence in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
The Anna Lindh Foundation is a unique organization, resourced by and reporting to the governments of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership and acting as a network of civil society organizations working for dialogue in the region.
Our mandate is to bring people and organizations from both shores of the Mediterranean closer together through sustained dialogue and help to bridge the gap between them.
The Anna Lindh Foundation was created by the governments of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, the far-reaching political agreement established in 1995 between the European Union and its ten Southern Mediterranean partners in Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel, Syria and Turkey.
Recognizing the essential role of intercultural dialogue to promote coexistence in the region, the Partnership established the Foundation in 2005 to support organizations and individuals working for the promotion of dialogue and the political objective of shaping the Euro-Mediterranean region as ‘an area of co-operation, exchange, mobility, mutual understanding and peace’.
During the conception of the Foundation, each government nominated an institution within their country to build a network of organizations from across the civil society dedicated to the promotion of dialogue: the Anna Lindh National Networks.
Today this network forms the basis of the Foundation’s work which focuses on two principal pillars: support for the activities of the network of civil society organizations and assuming the role of observatory for coexistence in the region.
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