Greece is the bridge in between East and West, Balkans and Mediterranean sea, a cross road of cultures and civilizations. A peculiar mosaic of cultural elements, different ideas and beliefs.
A great historical bond with the countries of Mediterranean, which has been created in so many centuries of coexistence, is a big motivation to be part of this big family of the Anna Lindh Foundation. Since the beginning of the Network’s existence, Greece has been part of its activities and actions, fights and difficulties.
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The Greek Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation was created in 2005 and is counting numerous institutions of civil society from all parts of Greece as members. These institutions cover a large scale of actions regarding culture, human rights, arts and the protection of vulnerable social groups.
The Greek Culture Foundation is the head and coordinator of the Greek National Network. Co-head of the Network is a non-profit organization, the United Societies of Balkans. Other members of the National Network include Greek cultural and social institutions. In furtherance of the objectives of the Anna Lindh Foundation in Greece, the heads coordinate the planning and the management of the basic structures and communication channels between members and non-members or the network Network.
They also represent and promote opinions, ideas and concerns to the administration of the Anna Lindh Foundation In the meetings they organize regularly, they also consider the expansion and development of the National Network.
The members of our network have developed many activities with institutions of other countries, members of the Network. The Greek Culture Foundation has organised several international activities of the foundation taking place in Greece. In order to function more efficiently, we have internally selected 3 focal points to cover the entire country. The responsibilities of these three are to better coordinate members at the local level, to organize and coordinate activities in their communities based on the local needs and to help with the dissemination of the Network in order to recruit more members.
As a historic navy people, Greeks were always open to new ideas and cultures. By travelling and exploring encountered different ways of life and expression. As a multi-ethnic empire, they were coexisting in peace for many centuries. Nonetheless, due to social and economic crises and the emergence of conservative ideologists, Greeks became more self-orientated in recent years. The duty of us, the active citizens, is to further work on building a healthy society based on common understanding, tolerance and solidarity. We have to bring in people from different social groups to express themselves, to break stereotypes and prejudices through intercultural dialogue.