(photo by Omer Hingora)
The Anna Lindh Foundation network in Sweden hosted a regional network meeting on 9-10 March at the World Culture Museum (Världskulturmuseet) in Gothenburg.
The meeting brought together members and alumni of the Anna Lindh Foundation Swedish network and network coordinators from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. This is the first time the network members met in real life since the pandemic (2020).
The meeting's agenda was shaped around these goals:
- networking and creating new partnerships between members
- exchange of knowledge and expertise
- sharing projects and initiatives by network members
- discussing ALF network programme during 2023
The meeting was organised with the support of the Swedish network advisory committee: Karin Bruce, Bilal Almubarak and Denise L. Mellion.
The Anna Lindh Foundation Executive Director attended the first day of the meeting as part of his work trip in Sweden and presented the ALF Programme 2022-2025. Also, the former director of the Swedish Institute in Alexandria, Jan Henningsson took part in the meeting and talked about the background history of the Anna Lindh Foundation. Finally, the Deputy-Director of the Swedish Dialogue Institute in Amman took part in the meeting and shared the work done by the Institute in promoting intergenerational dialogue.
Members had a brainstorming about the network activities in Sweden and beyond. This includes suggestions for the flagship programme Celebrating Our Diversity.
This meeting is organised with the support of the Anna Lindh Foundation, European Commission and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.