The Anna Lindh Foundation’s (ALF) programme DAWRAK-Citizens for Dialogue has launched a call for applications for a Citizens’ Exchange Programme for Euro-med civil society exchanges, offering active young people the opportunity to get training to work on projects related to the ALF ‘4D’ themes: Dialogue, Diversity, Democracy and Development.
The Citizens’ Exchange Programme is a traineeship service aiming at promoting exchange among Arab Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), and between Euro-Med and Arab civil society organisations campaigns for a period of 1 to 3 months. The Foundation seeks to support especially young CSOs members who have a long term vision of change and are active in their communities.
The Exchange is working on two main modalities:
- Twinning Scheme: an organisation can send a Citizen Exchange Actor (CEA) and host another CEA (exchange among Arab CSOs or between Euro-Med and Arab CSOs).
- Sending Only: An organisation can only send a CEA to be hosted by another partner organisation.
DAWRAK-Citizens for Dialoguewill be implemented through 2012-2014 both at national and regional levels in collaboration with local and national institutions in Arab countries in addition to the Anna Lindh Foundation National Networks. It is supported by a special fund of €3 million from the EU. The programme aims to build the capacities of CSOs and the most dynamic actors of change in the southern Mediterranean and provide them with tools and skills for dialogue, advocacy and networking, enabling them to contribute to developing a culture of citizenship and democratic participation.
The Anna Lindh Foundation for Inter-Cultural Dialogue promotes knowledge, mutual respect and inter-cultural dialogue between the people of the Euro-Mediterranean region, working through a network of more than 3,000 civil society organisations in 43 countries. Its budget is co-funded by the EU (€7 million) and the EU member states (€6 million).
Source: EU Neighbourhood Info
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