EuroMed Capital for Dialogue Award


The EuroMed Capital for Dialogue Award is an initiative of the Anna Lindh Foundation as the first institution created for the promotion of intercultural dialogue in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

The EuroMed Capital for Dialogue Award is conceived as an international recognition for cities that have implemented or initiated intercultural policies and actions and have a vision to enhance cultural diversity, intercultural relations and EuroMed collaborations with the collaboration of different stakeholders. The awarded Capital would also be a reference to inspire dialogue work at the local and regional level in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

The Award aims to acknowledge multicultural cities and cities which have a vision, which implement intercultural policies and support intercultural initiatives and EuroMed social and cultural collaborations.

Award Ceremony

In the framework of the International Day of the Mediterranean, the ALF organises on the side of the UFM Regional Forum, the official bestowing Ceremony of the EuroMed Capital for Dialogue Award 2021.
Date: 30 November 2021 – 16h00 to 17h30 CET

Register here

Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English, French, and Arabic through the Zoom link. You can also watch the Ceremony in English via livestream on the ALF Facebook page.

Concept note here

Ceremony's programme here


The conceptualisation of the EuroMed Capital for Dialogue Award benefited from the contribution of a series of organisations, including Unesco, Council of Europe, UCGL, Eurocities, MedCities, UN-Habitat, OECD, CMI, working for the enhancement of city-to-city collaboration, promotion of dialogue at the local and regional level, as well as benefited from the expertise of the ALF Advisory Council and the one of experts associated to the ALF research work on Intercultural Trends (Aliki Moschis- Gauguet The city of the 21st century will be intercultural or it will not be - Anna Lindh Report 2018, pp 48-51) and analysis of the civil society good practices implemented by the ALF civil society Network.