ALFinMOTION - Mobility Programme - Sixth Edition

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Dialogue.Cooperate.Innovate

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS/PARTICIPATION

DEADLINE: 22 April 2024 (23:59 CET)

Fostering Stronger Partnerships for a Diverse Mediterranean!

ALFinMOTION unites intercultural dialogue leaders and empowers civil society entities to tackle pressing challenges. Through this mobility programme, ALF financially supports representatives from across the Mediterranean, promoting face-to-face collaboration and interdisciplinary solutions. ALFinMOTION strengthens equal partnerships between civil society entities and ensures thriving networks that are eager to deliver intercultural responses.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

In this programme, we introduce four distinct modalities (PACK).

Mobility for Partnership: For entities in the process of developing project proposals and are actively seeking international partners for collaboration or creating a consortium and are looking to engage in joint brainstorming exercises and more.

Mobility for Action: For entities participating in face-to-face intercultural dialogue events like workshops, debates, trainings, intercultural performances, etc. and are interested in enriching these events by inviting external parties from different organisations around the Mediterranean.

Mobility for Creativity: For artistic and creative outlets willing to host creative individuals or artists, allowing them to step out of their everyday practices and explore new horizons. Participants in this modality can bring their creative initiatives to life, experiment with new ideas, and collaborate with like-minded peers.

Mobility for Knowledge: For entities partnering with other peers or academic institutions to create knowledge products related to intercultural dialogue. It's an opportunity to co-produce cross-sectoral knowledge in the Euro-Med region.

Apply here for Mobility for Partnership

Apply here for Mobility for Action

Apply here for Mobility for Creativity

Apply here for Mobility for Knowledge

WHO CAN APPLY?

Applications must be submitted by the organisation (host organisation) that will receive the representative(s) of another organisation(s) (sending organisation) for a joint face-to-face intercultural dialogue activity. The host organisation can get financial support to receive one or two civil society representative(s). The organisations can be ALF Network member(s) or non-member(s). If an applicant is not a member, it is strongly recommended to apply for ALF membership by the deadline of this call. The activity must take place in the country where the host organisation (applicant) is based in.

The applications must involve at least two different organisations (host and sending organisations) each from complementary shores of the Mediterranean*. If the applicant (host organisation) intends to collaborate with two sending organisations, these, in addition to being both from the complementary shore of the Mediterranean, must be based in different countries.

Only for the Creativity Modality the host organisation can also apply to receive individuals that are not representing an organisation. In that case, the individuals also have to be from different countries.

In very exceptional cases, the Foundation can grant collaborations between entities from the same shore of the Mediterranean, if the consistency and the added value of such proposals of collaboration are clearly and extensively justified.

Please note: The organisations have to be legal persons, registered in one of the 43 Euro-Med Partnership countries. In case the case of Creativity Modality applications, the individuals mobilised have to be nationals of one of the 43 Euro-Med Partnership countries.

CALL OPEN UNTIL 22 April 2024 (23:59 CET)

Applications in English, French or Arabic must be submitted before 22 April 2024, 23.59 CET via the online application form only. Mobilities must take place anytime between 1 July 2024 and 31 December 2024, respecting visa application schedules and requirements. The ALF Secretariat will provide letters of support for the selected submissions. The next ALFinMotion call will be launched in June 2024.

HOW TO APPLY?

Check below the short description of each mobility modality. Choose one modality to apply for. The same applicant cannot submit more than one mobility proposal under this call. Applications cannot be submitted for activities that are already partly or fully funded by ALF.

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Identify the potential organisation(s) to be mobilised (the ALF Network page can help in this regard) and agree to cooperate together in the framework of the chosen mobility modality.

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Preview the application form. It is not possible to save text as draft or to make any adjustments after submitting. After the deadline, it is the most recently submitted version of the application that will be processed.

In case of technical problems or questions related to the call, please send questions to: ALFinMOTION.call@bibalex.org. The ALF Secretariat will answer your questions during the information session and post them online.

PRE-ESTABLISHED LUMP SUM ALLOCATIONS & PAYMENT MODALITY

Lump sums and minimum duration of stays supported by the ALF for each modality are as follows:

Mobility Modalities Maximum number of mobilised persons Minimum duration of the stay abroad Lump-sum per sending organisation Maximum contract value
Partnership Up to 2 from different countries 7 days 1.300 euro 2.600 euro
Action Up to 2 from different countries 2 days 1.300 euro 2.600 euro
Creativity Up to 2 from different countries 1 month 2.500 euro 5.000 euro
Knowledge Up to 2 from different countries 7 days 1.500 euro 3.000 euro

No pre-financing payments are foreseen. The lump sum amount will be transferred to the host organisation bank account. These allocations will be released as soon as the mobilities have taken place, upon reception and approval of the final reporting required documents. Upon request, a pre-financing equal to 60% of the lump sum amount can be issued. In those cases, the host organisation will assume the estimated cost of the bank transfers amounting 120 euro that will be deducted from the lump sum allocation. Beneficiaries have to comply with the ALF communication and visibility guidelines when implementing the intercultural dialogue initiative.

INDICATIVE TIMELINE

In case of deadline extension, the indicative timeline will be impacted

18/03/24 Launch of the call
01/04/24 Online information session (details will be published on the ALF’ website)
22/04/24 Deadline to receive mobility submissions
06/05/24 Publication of the selection results
13/05/24 Signature of the contracts
20/05/24 Zoom meeting with the host organisations to share common ground
01/07/24 Earliest possible start date of the intercultural initiatives benefiting from this call
31/12/24 Latest possible end date of the intercultural initiatives benefiting from this call
January 2025 Zoom meeting with the host organisations to carry out an ex-post evaluation of the call

SELECTION CRITERIA

Selection criteria will be based on the quality of the complete mobility submissions received. Priority will be given to submissions that address peacebuilding, conflict resolution, living together and coexistence, inclusive dynamics, disinformation and misinformation and where all the involved organisations are members of the Anna Lindh Foundation from the 43 National Networks and to submissions where ALF members are the host organisation. A gender, youth and geographical balance between regions and countries must be observed.

For the evaluation procedure, the following elements will be considered:

  • Relevance of the proposed initiative in terms of Intercultural Dialogue as indicated in each modality (20%)
  • Added value of the involved organisation(s) in relation to the proposed mobility (20%)
  • Pertinence of the specific experience of the beneficiaries/mobilised person(s) in relation to the proposed mobility (30%)
  • Complementarity between the host and the beneficed/mobilised organisation(s) profile/background (30%)

DESCRIPTION OF THE MODALITIES

Below you find the detailed descriptions of the four modalities. If you are interested in applying, follow the link to the specific application form.

Mobility for Partnership

The minimum duration of the stay abroad is seven days for a maximum of two beneficiary(ies)/mobilised person(s) from two different sending entities which must be based in different countries

Its purpose is to encourage the joint formulation of intercultural dialogue project proposals to be submitted to a pre-identified national or international donor. The project proposals shall be directly related to concrete aspects of intercultural dialogue, and address specific needs identified at the local, national, or regional level. The ALF will prioritize project proposals with innovative approaches and oriented towards youth, gender equality, media literacy and climate change or with social inclusion purposes. Apply here

Final reporting requirements: Nominative boarding passes for flight tickets or tickets for other means of transportation, a minimum of three high-quality photographs capturing mobility’s engaging moments, the concept note of the project proposal elaborated with the following minimum elements: summary, description and relevance, in accordance with the template and the online evaluation report provided by the ALF Secretariat.

Preview of the online form.

Mobility for Action

The minimum duration of the stay abroad is two days for a maximum of two beneficiary(ies)/mobilised person(s) from two different sending entities, which must be based in different countries

Its objective is to support the active involvement of different kind of actors in face to face intercultural dialogue initiatives, which are carried out by the host organisation. The number of beneficiaries/mobilised persons shouldn´t exceed 20% of the participants in the proposed intercultural initiative. Apply here

Final reporting requirements: Nominative boarding passes for flight tickets or tickets for other means of transportation, a minimum of three high-quality photographs capturing mobility’s engaging moments, communication support(s) and audiovisual material(s) produced, participation sheet(s), news elaborated following the guidelines for the ALF Corporate Website Network News Section and an online evaluation report provided by the ALF Secretariat.

Preview of the online form.

Mobility for Creativity

The minimum duration of the stay abroad is one month for a maximum of two beneficiary(ies)/mobilised person(s) which must be based in different countries

It invites creative agents of the Euro-Mediterranean space from various disciplines and sectors to co-create cultural/creative initiatives related to Intercultural Dialogue. The host organisation must provide beneficiaries/mobilised person(s) with the space and means to work. The creative outcomes could be showcased at the premises of the ALF Secretariat in Alexandria and/or in some other countries upon agreement with the potential concerned ALF members of the Civil Society National Networks. ALF particularly welcomes initiatives that specifically involve migrant communities, encouraging social engagement or with an outreach purpose. Apply here

Final reporting requirements: Nominative boarding passes for flight tickets or tickets for other means of transportation, a minimum of three high-quality photographs capturing mobility’s engaging moments, communication support(s) and audio-visual material(s) produced, participation sheet(s), news elaborated following the guidelines for the ALF Corporate Website Network News Section and an online evaluation report provided by the ALF Secretariat.

Preview of the online form.

Mobility for Knowledge

The minimum duration of the stay abroad is seven days for a maximum of two beneficiary(ies)/mobilised person(s) from two different sending entities which must be based in different countries

Its aim is the creation of tandems with Civil Society Organisations and Research/Academic Institutions (think-tanks, specialized research centers or universities) to co-produce cross-sectoral/cross-border knowledge on relevant aspects of Intercultural Dialogue. The ALF maintains co-ownership of the final knowledge product's publishing rights and intellectual property. Preference will be given to submissions related to the production of new methodologies, innovative approaches or analytical/propositional documents. Apply here

Final reporting requirements: Nominative boarding passes for flight tickets or tickets for other means of transportation, a minimum of three high-quality photographs capturing mobility’s engaging moments, the final knowledge product, an executive summary elaborated and published following the guidelines for the ALF Intercultural Dialogue Resource Centre and an online evaluation report provided by the ALF Secretariat.

Preview of the online form.

BACKGROUND

The Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures (ALF), (https://www.annalindhfoundation.org), created in 2005, as an international intergovernmental organisation based in Alexandria. The Foundation, inspired by Anna Lindh's legacy, is committed to fostering intercultural dialogue within its mission of nurturing inclusive societies where diversity is celebrated and everyone's voice is valued. By promoting peace, justice, and strong partnerships, the Foundation strives to create a world where people from diverse backgrounds live in harmony through open and meaningful intercultural exchanges.

ALF brings together organisations, institutions, policy makers, and other change makers from all Euro-Med countries to open a dialogue and cooperate. People meet, learn, and collaborate, through the Foundation’s different projects and initiatives in different fields to empower them to create a chain of positive change that touches more lives and communities. Its action grounds on the two main bodies of the Foundation: It’s Civil National Networks with more than 4,500 members and the 43 Members States of its Board of Governors.

FRAMEWORK AND FINANCIAL ALLOCATION

This Programme is developed in the framework of the Action Grant NDICI-GEO-NEAR/2022/434-371. The indicative overall amount allocated to this call is 95.000 euro. The ALF Secretariat reserves the right not to disburse all available funds.

*Category 1:   Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Türkiye
Category 2:   Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden