The ALF Network in Germany collaborated on large scale cross-cultural dialogue programmes with civil society partners in countries including Egypt, Finland, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Sweden and Turkey.
In Germany, the Head of Network is appointed by the German Federal Government; the Goethe-Institut e.V. has been chosen by the German Federal Government to act as Head of the German Network. The Goethe-Institute e.V. is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, which is active worldwide. They promote the knowledge of the German language abroad and encourage international cultural exchange.
The network includes public institutions, NGOs, welfare associations, political and cultural organisations, theatres, foundations and media. The German Network of the ALF has set itself the objective of focusing its activities on enabling intercultural encounters of people across the region and increasing the visibility of topics that matter to citizens of the region, with a special focus on cultural activities. In cooperation with the secretariat of the ALF, the network works on culturally and politically relevant topics concerning the intercultural dialogue across the Euro-Mediterranean region to increase the visibility of the Euro-Mediterranean topics in the public debate.