Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation (ALF)


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Fundacija Anna Lindh (ALF)
Zavod Povod, Čučkova ulica 3, SI-2250 Ptuj
Phone386 (0) 590 30807
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Managed byPovod Institute

The Anna Lind Foundation focuses on collaboration between the Mediterranean countries in the fields of Education and Youth; Culture and Arts; Cities and Migration; Values, Religion and Spirituality; Peace and Co-existence; and Media. With members from 43 countries it is the largest and most diverse network of civil society organisations involved in the promotion of intercultural dialogue in the region. The Slovene branch has 80 members and offers also the services of the Slovene ALF Contact Point.

The ALF Foundation releases one annual call for proposals for one year projects and every three years a call for longer projects (up to three years). Local initiatives are supported through small grants, dedicated to a specific topic. Its members are encouraged to develop joint projects and enjoy the benefits of ALF's supporting programmes such as the Mediterranean Journalist Award or the Euro-Med Award for the Dialogue between Cultures.


Recognising the urgent need for the promotion of cross-Mediterranean dialogue and cooperation, in 2005 the European Union and the member countries of the Euro-Med Partnership created a specific instrument specifically for this purpose. The Alexandria-based Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures (ALF) is the first EU institution on the southern shore of the Mediterranean.


The ALF stimulates and facilitates genuine cooperation between independent operators in the broad field of culture, including the arts, education, and media. In order to be connected to the independent cultural sector in the whole region, ALF has initiated the establishment of national networks in its 43 partner countries. A potential member can be an organisation or an individual person and must be able to demonstrate a strong interest in trans-national, cross-Mediterranean cultural cooperation. The network is open to new members.

SCCA-Ljubljana Centre for Contemporary Arts was co-ordinator of the Anna Lindh network in Slovenia in the period 2008–2011, succeeding the Peace Institute - Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies. Since 2011 it is run by Povod Institute in Ptuj.

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