MTU Andalus Institute for tolerance and anti-violence studies

National Network

Tornamae 5
10145 Tallinn

+372 5305 0102
E-Mail (2)
E-Mail (3)
Mobile Phone
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Gender
  3. Human rights
  4. International/Cultural relations
  5. Media
  6. Research
  7. Youth and education
General Information
our staff is 14 member in our offices in Egypt and Tallinn and the organization structure is the following: a. A Board of Directors, responsible for legal and academic consultation. b. A General Manager, responsible for the overall strategy of the organization c. An Executive Director, responsible for specific strategies, implementation of projects and daily management of the organization. d. A Fundraising and Marketing Officer, responsible for public relations and funding. e. A Financial and Administrative Department composed of a Financial Manager, an Accountant and a Secretary Our main funding sources coming from recieving grants currently we have grants from National Endowment for democracy, EU, euro-med human rights network, euro-med human rights defenders.   We have 5 main programs in which all our activities are distributed :  a. Human Rights Education b. Media Monitoring c. Election and Democracy Campaigning and Lobbying d.  Alternative/ community Media Development  e. Advocacy and Legal aid
Mission and Objectives

MTU Andalus Institute for tolerance and Anti-violence studies is a mirror organization for the same organization in Egypt and its mission is to spread the culture of tolerance through educating the younger generation; employing the media to promote respect for human rights and the value of tolerance; and strengthening the rule of law by ensuring that national legislation and governmental behavior is non-discriminative or violent.
our objectives are : 
1- Spread the culture of tolerance.
2- Ensure that national legislation is non-discriminative or violent and strengthen the rule of law.
3- promote for and support community media that  respect human rights and promote values of tolerance.
4- Educate youth to be less violent and more tolerant.
5- enhance youth politica participation in the democratic process. 
6- Raising awareness with human rights conventions and declarations. 

Main Projects / Activities

we have key projects that fits in our prgrams : 
1- Human rights education: deomcratic parliment simulation model, Youman rights, tolerance academy, Andalus Internship for young activists and journalists. 
2- media monitoring: Eye on press, election media monitoring. 
3- Democracy and elections: Vawet website; alternative online voting and election observation tool. 
4- Advocacy and legal aid: Minorties rights and refugees reports, UPR follow up reports, advocacy mission to different international entities like UNHRC , EP, American congress and so on. 
5- Alternative and community media development:: Horytna internet radio, Aswatona fund for community media development. 

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

as a well-established organization that has been working since 2004 till now on many aspects of Human rights education and supporting deomcratization process and improving minorties situation and being involved in many international networks through which we have build many partnership and cooperation with a widescope of organizations. these partnership and our activities gave us a very good experience that we believe we can share within the network and this membersip will enable us to actively participated in the network activities and our input as an organization coming from different context based on youth efforts will help us provide a different aspect and prospective that may be needed in the network currently due to the new wave of immigration to europe due to the turmoil in the middle east.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

though the organization is just regirsted in 2016 but it's a mirror organization for Andalus Institute in Egypt - which memeber in Egypt network- but MTU Andalus needs to build a wider range of partnership and get know and participated effectively in activities that benefits the local community here in Estonia. 
we believe that this membership will enable us to be a positive part for human rights organizations community in Estonia and will help us plan mutual events and activities with network memebers that could benefits different groups of the estonian community. 

Contact (1) Full Name
Ahmed Samih
Job Title
General Manager
Head of the organisation
Ahmed Samih
Contact (2) Full Name
Job Title (2)
Executive director