FEDERATION ANNA LINDH ITALIA - ONLUS

The Federazione Anna Lindh Italia, not-for-profit, shares the aims of the Anna Lindh Foundation: created in 2004 by the European Commission together with the 42 Euro-Mediterranean countries.
The Federation's objective is to promote, support and implement the cultural and social interaction between Italy and the Euro-Mediterranean countries in various fields of action including: art, architecture, archaeology, environment, crafts, youth, women, human rights, migrants, crafts, employment, training, education, education, childhood, sports, interreligious dialogue, legality, music, food culture, empowerment, tradition, tourism, social solidarity, exchanges.
In particular, the Federation intends to implement initiatives in favour of young people, especially aimed at restoring their hope and confidence through the promotion of the "true",the "beautiful" and the "good”

SThe 9th meeting of ALF National Networks Heads was held in Brussels, from 2nd through 4th December 2010.

President Michele Capasso and the assistant to network coordination Piera Raimondi were present on behalf of Fondazione Mediterraneo, head of the Italian Network.

The subjects discussed on that occasion were the following:
- Objectives and Strategies 2011-2014
- Budget 2011
- Network development

One of the subjects was the ALF Report presented in Rome on 25th November 2010.

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The Jury of the Euromed Award met in Brussels to decide the theme for the year 2011 and the choise was "Acting for social inclusion of migrants and minorities - Agir pour l´inclusion sociale des migrants et des minorités"
It was also decided the composition of the Presidency of the Jury for the 2011: Fondazione Mediterraneo, Anna Lindh Foundation, Poland, France, Romania, Denmark, Lebanon, Algeria and Palestine.

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The "Anna Lindh" Foundation follows its mission granting funds to the organizations of the civil society through Call for Proposals. Aiming at choosing the best initiatives, the Calls for Proposals focus on very important topics of ALF.

Call for Proposals 2010
The context of this year Call for Proposals: "Cities, Migrants and Diversity".

Deadline to submit: 1st of November 2010 at 4.00 p.m. (Egyptian Time - GMT+2).

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The presentation of the “Report on Intercultural Trends” made by the Anna Lindh Foundation, for which the network head in Italy is the Fondazione Mediterraneo, was made in the Sala Mappamondo of the Chamber of Deputies.

Moderated by Giacomo Filibeck there were speeches by the President of the Chamber of Deputies Gianfranco Fini, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Franco Frattini, the head of the Democratic Party’s “Forum Esteri” Piero Fassino, by Giuseppe Pisanu and by the Director of the Anna Lindh Foundation Andreu Claret. In his speech Mr. Claret expressed public appreciation of the Fondazione Mediterraneo for its masterful role in coordinating the Italian network and for its President, Michele Capasso.
Politicians, members of the Italian Network and the ambassadors of the main Euromediterranean countries were present in the hall.

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The theme for this edition is "Bringing people together for ecological sustainability".

All the organizations members of the 43 Countries of the Union of the Mediterranean were invited to nominate individuals or organizations which carried out actions related to the subject of the award.

IThe winner for this year's edition is ECOPEACE Friends of the Earth Middle East, a unique organization that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists.

Awarding Ceremony
Brussels, 3 December 2010