Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation (ALF)
|Fundacija Anna Lindh (ALF)|
|Zavod Povod, Čučkova ulica 3, SI-2250 Ptuj|
|Phone||386 (0) 590 30807|
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.