2016 (EN)

The Assembly of the Founding Members of the "Anna Lindh Italia Onlus Federation" was held in Florence, at the Institute of Salesians in Via del Ghirlandaio.
Born on September 26, 2016, the "Federation" aims to implement the goals of the Anna Lindh Foundation based in Alexandria, with particular attention to the recommendations issued by the "MED FORUM" organized by the same Foundation in Malta from 23 to 25 October 2016.
Among the founding members of the "Federation" - representing over 600 organizations and institutions working for dialogue, peace and international cooperation - include universities, cities, regions, cultural and research institutes, voluntary associations, third sector bodies , foundations and representatives of various religions: for example, the Society of Saint Francis of Sales (Salesians), the "Muna" University Network, the City of Science, the International Civil Service, the Caponnetto Foundation, the Agency for the Euromed Cultural Heritage, the Mediterranean Academy, Fispmed and others.
During the Assemblies of Naples and Florence, the strategies and future programs have been defined.
On this occasion, in Florence, the results of the General Assembly of the Federation, which took place on 8 and 9 November 2016, were analyzed in conjunction with those of the General Assembly of the ALF Italian Network, which took place in Naples on 10 and 11 November 2016.
The Assembly unanimously established the following:

  1. Supporting the "lighthouse" project on the "Intercultural City", a priority action of the "Federation"; in this context, the members' potentialities and examples of good practice that this action intends to gather, particularly with regard to the "Relational Spaces in Cities", "Intelligent Bioterrorism", "Recovering Territorial Identities", "Good Practices for Migrant Training", "Young People in Discomfort", "Education of Young People at Peace "," Education for the Other's Religion (Retention Education), Retrieval and Training on Old Trades, "Formation of Migrants and Their Integration into Societies," Promotion of "Active and Responsible Citizenship "," Conflict Management "," Non-Formal Education ", Support for" Youth as a Tool for Dialogue in Cities ", Promotion of a" Na positive development of the media in cities ", the development of" Youth Entrepreneurship and Immigrants ", the enhancement of the" Women of the Creative and Solidary Businesses ", the promotion of the" Bank of Time and the Dynamics of Reception " "Sustainable Publishing", the establishment of the "41st Councilor" for the representative of the immigrant communities, the identification of a city "Intercultural capital of young people" (at regional, national and mediterranean level) with an identical process to that for the European Capital of Culture. "
  2. Expand this project to the "Italian Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation" (where the "Federation" - with its 600 members - is the most represented) and the "Maltese Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation", represented during the Assembly by capofila avv. Cynthia Tomasuolo, who shared the proposal, securing the support of the Government of Malta during its forthcoming European Council presidency.
  3. Confirm the role of absolute independence of the "Federation" and of the "ALF Italian Network", as is the case in all other National Networks and as confirmed by the Maltese leader.
  4. Ask the leader of the Italian Network to distinguish in all documents and official reports the various memberships of the members through the different associations (Federazione Anna Lindh Italia, RIDE Association, etc.).
  5. Request the MAECI equilibrium and third parties in enhancing, promoting and supporting the activities of members of the Italian Network and of the "Federation".