سوليما للدعم النفسي و الاجتماعي

National Network
Palestine
Address

عمارة الجوهرة. الطابق الثاني. الرام
الرام - القدس
Palestinian Territories

Telephone
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E-Mail
info@soleema.ps
E-Mail (2)
ghada@soleema.ps
Mobile Phone
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Mobile Phone (other)
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Organisation Type
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Year of Establishment
2013
Fields of Activity
  1. Others
General Information

جمعية سوليما للدعم النفسي هي جمعية خيرية غير ربحية مرخصة حسب الأصول من الجهات الرسمية QR-1379-C. تأسست بتاريخ 2013/6/12 في محافظة القدس على أيدي مجموعة من الأخصائيين النفسيين الاجتماعيين المهنيين لتقديم الخدمة النفسية والاجتماعية لأفراد المجتمع المقدسي بكافة شرائحه وفئاته ومواقع تواجده، وخاصة الذين تعرضوا لاضطرابات صادمة نتيجة الكوارث الطبيعية والبشرية، وذلك لمساعدتهم على تحقيق التكيف النفسي والاجتماعي ليصبحوا مساهمين ايجابيا في بناء وتقدم مجتمعهم بهدف الوصول لمجتمع خال من الاضطرابات الصادمة. ‎تتكون الهيئة الادارية من تسعة اعضاء و الهيئة العامة من ثمانين عضواً، اضافة اليه اربعين متطوعاً من المتخصصين في مجال الخدمة الاجتماعية و علم النفس.

Mission and Objectives

تقديم الخدمة النفسية والاجتماعية للأفراد الذين يتعرضون لاضطرابات صادمة لمساعدتهم على الوصول لدرجة من التوازن النفسي والاجتماعي من خلال الرعاية النفسية والاجتماعية الشاملة. تشكيل فريق للدعم النفسي و الاجتماعي للتدخل الفوري وقت حدوث الأزمات بالتواجد بالمكان لتقديم الخدمة النفسية وفق مقتضيات الموقف. تقديم الخدمة الإرشادية لكافة شرائح المجتمع ومختلف المراحل العمرية دعم ومساندة المضطربين نفسياً و اجتماعياً

Main Projects / Activities

تأهيل طلاب الخدمة الاجتماعية لبناء قدراتهم وتدريبهم وتأهيلهم مهنياً. ورشات عمل للنساء و الاطفال و الشباب. تقديم الإرشاد النفسي والاجتماعي للأسر المقدسية المتضررة من خلال طاقم نفسي متخصص ومؤهّل ومتعدّد التخصصات مبادرات مجتمعية مساعدات عينية للاسر المحتاجة مساعدات نقدية لطلبة الجامعات كفالة ايتام مشروع الحقيبة المدرسية مشاريع الاعياد (كسوة العيد)

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

نقل خبراتنا كجمعية لجميع أعضاء الشبكة، وإمكانية عمل دورات مجانية تدريبية لأعضاء الشبكة وذلك حسب الحاجة والتخصص، إمكانية ارسال متطوعي الجمعية للمشاركة في النشاطات الخاصة في مؤسسات أعضاء الشبكة المشاركة في دورات و مؤتمرات محلية و دولية لتمثيل المؤسسات المعنية بتقديم الخدمة النفسية و الاجتماعية.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

من أجل تعزيز قدرات المجتمع المحلي في إطار التنمية المستدامة ، وتعزيز قدرات الفئات الميتهدفة لدى الجمعية، والاندماج الدولي والوطني مع أعضاء من خلال هذه الشبكة تعمل في إطار أهداف الجمعية من أجل تبادل الخبرات ومتابعة كل ما هو جديد في مجال التدخل النفسي والاجتماعي وتبادل الثقافات

Contact (1) Full Name
غادة ابو ربيع
Job Title
رئيسة الجمعية
Head of the organisation
غادة ابو ربيع
Contact (2) Full Name
مروان البشيتي
Job Title (2)
مدير المشاريع

Spark for Innovation and Creativity

National Network
Palestine
Address

Remal
Gaza- Palestine
Palestinian Territories

Telephone
0567779900
E-Mail
spark@circlesofinnovation.info
E-Mail (2)
h.heyam22@gmail.com
E-Mail (3)
heyam@circlesofinnovation.info
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2018
Fields of Activity
  1. Youth and education
General Information

Spark for Innovation & Creativity (SPARK) is an independent Palestinian, not-for-profit developmental organization working in the fields of entrepreneurship and digital transformation, culture, and education, founded on 2018 and registered in January 2019. Spark fosters creativity and innovation to generate value in our community, to be a thriving, successful community in which all people have the tools to launch new ideas and to create innovative work opportunities. Spark was established by a group of passionate individuals who believe in the importance of having institutions that work with and for young people in a supportive and innovative atmosphere. We, at Spark, take most of the responsibility of funding our projects and assets to maintain sustainability - believing that people are the agents of change. However, we were able to win three mini-grants until now from different institutions in Gaza and the West Bank. Our partners: Dalia Community Association, the General Union of Cultural Centers, Atfaluna Association for the Deaf. Fields of work: culture and arts, science and technology.

Mission and Objectives

Mission SPARK is an innovation hub that provides Palestinian Youth (from both sexes) with inspiring, innovative and motivational environments in order to enhance their creativity and distinguish. We at SPARK adopt a participatory learning approach (PLA) in order to ensure actual involvement for youth in the decision-making process. We believe that youth is an essential actor within the Palestinian community development. Strategic Goals: • To recruiting the power of creativity and cultural diversity for social welfare and civil society. • To supporting creativity based on investment in culture, education, innovation and technology, and enhancing work-based learning and development, in a way that serves increasing job opportunities, employment and income generation. • To develop and make available cultural output to a wider public and to encourage it to become more active and responsive.

Main Projects / Activities

List of Projects and Activities carried out by Spark: Project # 01: Be A Tech Youth! The project aimed to build the capacities of youth (women and men) from different areas in the Gaza Strip, from different promising fields in the field of outsourcing and freelancing and increase their accessibility to decent job opportunities and economic empowerment. The project targeted a number of 150 youth (women and men). Project # 02: The Fab Zone The Fab Zone is a fast-paced, hands-on learning experience where students learn rapid-prototyping by planning and executing a new project each week, resulting in a personal portfolio of technical accomplishments. Project # 03: Youth-Centered Design The program helps youth to create solutions for people using the Human Centered Design approach and supports designing services and programs that put children and youth first Project # 04: Reflection on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda: This project classified under the “Education for Sustainable Development” program. This project started in January 2019, aimed to develop youth awareness on the sustainable development goals and their importance as a road map towards a prosperous future based on a vital and ambitious community and a flourishing and thriving economy. To reach this vision, we worked on enhancing their participation in the Palestinian community through a number of training programs and workshops such as: 1- “The Sustainable Development Goals 2030 - The Way to the Future” workshop. 2- “Barra Al-Shabiak: Out of the Windows” workshop, which discussed the most important problems and issues facing Palestinian society from a youth perspective. 3- "Health Care for All: Make It Real" workshop, which discussed the right of society members to enjoy healthy and secure lifestyles. 4- “Young Women Make History” workshop celebrating the International Women's Day 2019 which took the theme “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”. Project # 05: Youth Leads Future This project aimed to provide young people with the necessary skills and expertise that enable them to be active individuals in changing their communities. To achieve this, we worked on soft skills like: communication, creativity, entrepreneurship and business, as well as health and environment. Project # 06: Computer-Aided Design The program gives young youth -girls and boys - (15-18) the opportunity to explore different 2D and 3D software to understand possibilities and limitations. Participants work on hands-on projects and learn how to use Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software to create their designs. They are introduced to 3D printers and learn how to export their files to bring their designs to life. Project # 07: STEM IN MAKERSPACE In the STEM program we work on the STEM curriculum, which enhances the necessary skills in the twenty-first century, such as critical thinking, logical thinking, creative thinking and problem solving to name a few. We worked on many workshops and training programs including: - Alternative Energy Solutions - Electrical Circuits and Robot Technology Digital Transforming Project # 08: Climate, Human Health, & Environment In this program, we work on promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth through enhancing the participants’ abilities in creative industries field through workshops that focused on related themes like visual art, painting, design, and The total number of participants in the workshops were over 40 participants (boys and girls). Project # 09: Be careful, COVID-19 has another face! Production of short animation films which reflect the Palestinian cultural identity from youth perspective, this initiative focused on the application of animation and use it as an effective tool to increase the interest of youth in participating in public live and express their identity and their culture freely, and motivate them to share new ideas and innovative interventions. Project # 10: Picture Colored with People This initiative aimed to enhance to role of youth in the Palestinian community development and equip them with positive energy and optimistic and encourage them to looking forward enhance their art and hobbies accordingly and share it with community members in order to highlight key important issues associated to Palestinian identity. Project # 11: Women in Stem The program gives young girls (16-18) the opportunity to delve deeper into science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects, to develop their higher-order thinking skills and their ability to solve problems. This program aims to ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university Projec#12: Learn English for work Young people learn English through interactive, fun lessons that take them through everyday situations and topics related to work, study, travel, and more. Project # 13: Mechanisms for empowering women at the legal and economic levels A program aimed at introducing young women to their legal and economic rights, and preparing them to be leaders at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life Project # 14: Portal for Change Programs in partnership with Mercy Corps, where young people in Spark meet with their counterparts from Arab and international countries, to discuss global issues affecting young people Project # 15: Go to green A program that gives young people the opportunity to learn about environmental problems and think about creative and influential solutions that guarantee a friendly environment.

Contact (1) Full Name
Heyam Al Hayek
Job Title
General Manager
Head of the organisation
Heyam ALHayk

The Rossing Center for Education and Dialogue

National Network
Israel
Address

10 Yad Harutsim St
Jerusalem 9153102
Israel

Telephone
+972-02-676-4103
E-Mail
fundraising@rossingcenter.org
Mobile Phone
+972 54-752-9222
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2004
Fields of Activity
  1. Gender
  2. International/Cultural relations
  3. Youth and education
General Information

Through education, encounter, research and information services, The Rossing Center fosters improved relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land, reaching some 8,000 people every year. The Center operates seven major programs - the Jerusalem Center for Jewish-Christian Relations, Educating for Change, Dialogue and Identity, Healing Hatred, ADAShA, The Open House in Ramle and Meeting Place – each of which has its own director and/or coordinator. Activities are overseen by the Executive Director and the Center has 16 paid staff members, 12 of whom hold full-time positions, and an annual budget of 1,200,000 Euro. The organization has received support from the US Embassy, the Church of Sweden, DVHL, Misereor, various family foundations, private donors, and more, and partners with the Ministry of Education, local municipalities, the TALI Education Fund, the National Office of Catholic Schools and other civil society organizations in Israel and Palestine.

Mission and Objectives

The Rossing Center for Education and Dialogue is a Jerusalem-based, non-profit organization that promotes an inclusive society for all religious, ethnic and national groups in Israel. Through education, encounter, research and information services, the Center fosters improved relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims. We believe that understanding, respect, justice and equality are the cornerstones of a better future for us all.

The objectives of the Rossing Center’s include:
-Contributing to the understanding and appreciation of the other’s religious/cultural/national narratives, traditions, beliefs, and practices;
- Combating prejudices and negative stereotypes;
- Creating and deepening relationships across religious lines despite differences and disagreement.

Main Projects / Activities

Rossing Center's seven programs include Educating for Change, which provides teachers with tools for managing and facilitating conflictual racism-related discussions in the classroom; Dialogue and Identity - a Jewish and Arab primary school-twinning program that promotes understanding, respect, and intercultural tolerance; JCJCR (the Jerusalem Center for Jewish-Christian Relations) that offers teachers, tour guides, and key stakeholders (such as IDF personnel) courses, study tours, seminars on Christian communities and local Jewish-Christian relations; Healing Hatred, an innovative model for inter-religious dialogue that equips professionals with tools and hands-on skills of spiritual counseling for healing trauma and fear; ADAShA, which provides inter-religious groups from overseas with a multi-faceted educational experience in Israel; Meeting Place, a partnership project with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem to promote an inclusive campus through study and dialogue groups held by Jewish, Christian and Muslim students; and the recently opened Open House in Ramle, a grassroots hub for interfaith, intercultural and inter-generational activity created, implemented and sustained by Ramle residents

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

First and foremost, the Rossing Center brings its 17 years of experience and the over 60,000 people impacted by our work to the Anna Lindh Network promoting intercultural dialogue. By engaging directly with government and institutional stakeholders, applying a multiplier effect by working with teachers, tour guides, and religious leaders who disseminate our message, and by applying our unique Healing Hatred methodology that enables participants to understand core spiritual and moral dilemmas at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and abandon the discourse of victimhood and fear, the Rossing Center brings a unique approach to conflict mitigation, shared society and coexistence. Following the alarming outbreak of violence in mixed Jewish-Arab cities in May 2021, our work has become all the more crucial and pressing. Now, more than ever, providing teachers with tools for managing and facilitating conflictual racism-related discussions in the classroom, organizing twinning events between Jewish and Arab schoolchildren to facilitate understanding, respect, and intercultural tolerance, and building relations between Israeli and Palestinian students on campus – are essential if we wish to address the root causes that have led to the recent shattering of relations between many Jews and Arabs in Israel.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

As a leading organization engaged in dialogue and improved relations between Jews, Muslims and Christians, we believe our goals to be very much aligned with those of the ALF. The Rossing Center would be honored to join the Anna Lindh Foundation Network, and sees it as an opportunity to expand partnerships with other civil society bodies both in Israel and in Europe, and as a means of raising funds for new and existing projects.

Additional Information
Contact (1) Full Name
Dr. Sarah Bernstein
Job Title
Director
Head of the organisation
Dr. Sarah Bernstein
Contact (2) Full Name
Michal Rapoport
Job Title (2)
Resource Development

Tiro Association for Arts (TAA)

National Network
Lebanon
Address

Tyre, Lebanese National Theater
near the court
Tyre 1601
Lebanon

Telephone
+961 70 903 846
Telephone (other)
+961 71 166 853
E-Mail
tyroarts.association@gmail.com
E-Mail (2)
fatme.chehade@hotmail.com
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2015
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
General Information

Tiro Association for Arts (TAA) is a non-governmental organization located in South Lebanon, registered under No.2633/ 2014. The Association was established to encourage the Southern local communities to further engage in arts and culture, outside of the existing political and religious settings. More specifically, TAA was founded upon the belief that these communities can express themselves through art, not only to reflect their identity but also to showcase through art the problems and the challenges of their respective communities and those of the Lebanese society at large. Presently, TAA has turned into avolunteer-based organization that brings together youth of different social, economic, cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds to create an alternative movement of social change through arts and culture. To increase its ability to spread culture and arts outside of the capital Beirut, TAA bought in 2017 a former school bus through donationsusing the Indigogo website. The old bus was converted into an itinerant cinema and theatre known now as the Peace Art Bus.The Bus travelled to marginalized villages and areas, especially in the South of Lebanon. Rich screening programs were shared with youth of diverse backgrounds who were invited to travel with TAA on a cultural journey. The Bus has facilitated discussions, and proposed films, concerts, storytelling and even food sharing. Theatre workshops and performances were held in, around, and inside the Bus to foster bonds between the communities. TAA implemented also a project, within the Peace Art Bus, entitled “Watch Lebanon in Mobile Cinema” respectively in 2018 and 2019, covering 24 villages and cities and targeting about 2,000 beneficiaries. In 2018, TAA succeeded to obtain a 3-year project entitled “Culture and Arts for Development and Social Change in the South of Lebanon” funded by Drosos Foundation implemented in Tyre and Nabatiyeh, for a total of 304,240 USD. Thanks to this project, TAA was able to implement festivals, training workshops for youth and children, and strengthen TAA organizational structure. TAA delivered 8 types of trainingcourses where 370 trainees were engaged. The training courses have had a significant impact on children aged between 7 and 12 years. They were introduced to diverse types of arts and became more open to communicate with children from other regions and religions. It also had an impact on youth (aged between 13 and 28). The trainees’ self-confidence and engagement in society increased, especially proven during their participation in TAA public performances.Above all, the project strengthened TAA organizational structure including better project management, communication,and festival organization, which was a real need to enable the Association build a stronger and more sustainable management capacities.

Mission and Objectives

TAA MISSION To mobilize youth and encourage them to explore creative self-expression through performing arts, develop critical life skills and freely express their opinions, hence becoming social change and decision makers, and contributing towards more cohesive communities. TAA OBJECTIVES • To increase the recognition of the value of arts and culture in Lebanese society. • To develop life skills of children and youth through performing arts. • To develop the artistic skills of young talents. • To encourage the committed and purposeful theatrical movement. • To broaden the cultural offer and stimulate the demand for more culture by organizing multi-disciplinary festivals, fostering collaborations and co-creations). TAA VALUES • Rejection of all kinds of discriminations based on race, colour, sex, religion, or language. • Promotion of tolerance and social justice through ensuring equality and solidarity among all TAA volunteers, trainees, Theatre audience, and all members of the Association. • Adopting an independent and neutral culture and arts mindset far from political affiliation or interference. • Respect of each other’s opinions and cultural openness. • Respect of each other’s social and economic differences. We employed qualified persons and the people who are able to develop themselves. We open our doors to give them opportunities. Hence, our organisation consists of many members. We applied for projects that we find on the internet website to help the world to become better place. We all like a family dedicating our life in supporting others.

Main Projects / Activities

women's empowerment program cultural program arts (exhibition), acting youth program

Contact (1) Full Name
Kassem Istanbouli
Job Title
manager
Head of the organisation
Kassem Istanbouli
Contact (2) Full Name
Fatima Chehade
Job Title (2)
Coordinator

S.O.S İNTERNATIONAL AİD AND HUMAN RİGTHS SERVİCE

National Network
Turkey
Address

Havzan mah. menekşe sok. Meram Konya
42000 meram/
Turkey

Telephone
5546267284
E-Mail
sismanzehrabetul@gmail.com
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2021
Fields of Activity
  1. Human rights
General Information

WHO ARE WE?
S.O.S Emergency Aid Association is an international humanitarian aid organization established in Turkey that facilitates access to health services for populations affected by armed conflict, violence, natural disasters, disease, hunger, poverty and social exclusion. Our organization collaborates with partners and key stakeholders in implementing projects that facilitate access to primary and secondary health care services to respond to the medical needs of displaced people. S.O.S is an international association dedicated to meeting the health needs of vulnerable groups.
S.O.S, which intervenes in humanitarian crises from the closest point, builds the necessary infrastructures for long-term and sustainable health services and publishes international academic publications on human rights.

Mission and Objectives

What are we doing?
Due to its geography and current conditions, Turkey is at the center of humanitarian crises that erupted in the region. S.O.S provides protection and health services, builds infrastructure and advocates for the world's most vulnerable people in communities living in conflict zones, refugee camps and rural settlements without health care. However, as S.O.S, we provide psychological support and medical care to Syrian refugees in Turkey and struggle every day to touch the lives of people living at the borders. Health Needs The needs of all immigrant and refugee population, especially Syrians, regarding access to health are very high.
War trauma, exacerbated by the displacement and inadequate living conditions, has increased the sensitivity of Syrian refugees to health risks. Most of the Syrian refugees suffer from mental health and psycho-social problems as well as chronic diseases, physical injuries and/or various disabilities. Inadequate living conditions during or after the conflict and accompanying displacement can adversely affect the psycho-social situation of refugees ─ especially women, the elderly and children ─. Immigrants and refugees often have limited access to health services due to financial constraints, the language barrier and lack of knowledge about available services. In addition to these impossibilities, refugees living in rural areas face even more difficult conditions and almost no access to health services due to distance or financial constraints. S.O.S provides services at RSPSD centers in Hatay, focusing on practices and activities that address the most urgent needs of refugees and migrants.

Main Projects / Activities

OUR WORKS ON HUMAN RIGHTS RESEARCH CENTER
Another beer study area, which is as important as health services, is our human rights research center. It publishes analyzes, reports and articles by different researchers and academics from Turkey and abroad on human rights and regions around the world. Our organization is not committed to any idea or community, but aims for academic and widespread influence. Apart from publications, it organizes active and interactive training programs in many related fields such as regional specialty trainings and human rights training. MEDICAL NUTRITION AND HUNGER TREATMENT IN WAR ZONES, REFUGEE CAMPS.
HEALTH SCREENINGS IN WAR ZONES, REFUGEE CAMPS. MIGRANT RIGHTS CONSULTING. SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECTS FOR ARTICLES, PAPERS AND NEW IMMIGATION POLICIES .

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

We think that we will be useful in sharing information and experience, as we measure the follow-up on immigration and immigrants in the field. At the same time, we have a team of academicians experienced in EU projects, and we hope that we can get joint funds with you.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We have a team of academicians experienced in EU projects, and we hope that we can get joint funds with you. Anna Lind vakfının deneyim ve tecrübelerinden faydalanarak farklı ülkelerde farklı göçmen guruplarına dahada faydalı olabiliriz diye düşünüyoruz.

Additional Information
Contact (1) Full Name
Miyasenur Atçı
Job Title
Koordinatör
Head of the organisation
Expert War Sociologist Zehra Betül Şişman

Social TV

National Network
Israel
Address

35 Washington Avenue
Tel Aviv
Israel

Telephone
+972-058-796-7213
E-Mail
melissa@social.org.il
E-Mail (2)
ehud@social.org.il
E-Mail (3)
hila@social.org.il
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2005
Fields of Activity
  1. Media
General Information

Social TV (ISTV) is an independent, non-profit media organization that engages the Israeli and international public through thought-provoking, critical video articles on complex social issues across Israel and Palestine. We disrupt the status quo by producing and distributing video articles that offer the public an up-close, unseen view of social phenomena that the Israeli mainstream media refuses to cover. Social TV has three employees, several freelancers, and volunteers. We are generously supported by several international Foundations and Organizations in the fields of human rights and media, and work in tandem with other human-rights organizations in Israel/Palestine. Our annual budget is in the area of £234,000.

Mission and Objectives

Social TV exists as both a stage and microphone for those most affected by issues of poverty, the occupation, militarism, and more. Our hard-hitting video articles facilitate discourse on the intersection of various systems of oppression and the unjust social order that thrives within Israel. Social TV is proud to mobilize everyday people into activists and change makers. We reframe complex social phenomena of Israel and Palestine into accessible video articles--providing critical analyses as opposed to one-sided narratives perpetuated by Israeli mainstream media. Our team of activists believe that alternative media is a tool of progressive struggle--necessary for awakening public consciousness and radical social change. We mobilize everyday people into activists and change-makers. In 2020, our video articles reached 4,000,000 exposures and 25,000 direct interactions with viewers. Our main focus is on democratic values and human rights, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, poverty and food insecurity, and other social issues in Israel/Palestine.

Main Projects / Activities

In the coming year of activity (2022) we intend to deal with four core issues: Militarism in Israeli society; Poverty, hunger, and food insecurity in Israel; Hope Hub: Rewriting a Jewish/Palestinian Narrative in Shared Cities Through Media; and a sequence of current articles on core issues.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

Social TV is undergoing an organizational renewal. Going forward, one of our primary organizational goals is to motivate language-based solutions and emotional, human, authentic reflection in the context of relationships between Jewish-Israelis and Palestinian citizens of Israel in Israel/Palestine. In May and April of 2021, Israel’s shared/”mixed” cities saw widespread clashes between Palestinian citizens of Israel and Jewish-Israelis--the most violent outbreak in two decades. Understanding that we can no longer neglect addressing the long-standing tensions, Social TV, drawing on its expertise in telling complex stories and our close relationships with activists on the ground, created Hope Hub. Behind our expertise are proven methods that produce multi-layered content based on limited staff alongside and mostly volunteers. Our resume attests to our ability and experience in training hundreds of social activists as independent video reporters, as demonstrated by our successful ‘Peace Journalism’ program in conjunction with the European Union and Adam Institute. We believe we can contribute to the Network in Israel/Palestine by sharing our vast experience with partner organizations and collaborating with others to create

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

Because of our 15 years of experience leading the production of video articles promoting human rights, equality, and peace in Israel, we believe joining the ALF Network would allow us to continue learning and tailoring our projects to extend our reach to our intended audience. Hope Hub is a process that is unique, innovative, and the first of its kind. No other organization has the same ability to carry out a project that brings together elements of videography, complex-storytelling, narrative building, and direct involvement of activists. To the best of our knowledge, there exists no other project which builds joint narrative through video production as a tool for creating a model of shared life. Social TV is uniquely qualified to carry out such a project given our 15 years of experience leading in the production of video articles promoting human rights, equality, and peace in Israel.

Additional Information
Contact (1) Full Name
Melissa Danz
Job Title
Resource Development
Head of the organisation
Hila Tov
Contact (2) Full Name
Hila Tov
Job Title (2)
Co-CEO

Lebanese Heritage Foundation

National Network
Lebanon
Address

Kaslik
Jounieh
Lebanon

Telephone
03490454
E-Mail
info@lhf.org
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2011
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Heritage
  3. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  4. International/Cultural relations
  5. Research
General Information

The Association is composed of two bodies: the Administrative Committee and the General Assembly. The Administrative Committee represents and runs the Association as per its regulations and in keeping with the laws in force. The tasks and powers of each body are defined within the rules of procedure.
The financial resources of the Association are derived from:
1. The subscriptions paid by members.
2. Government aid.
3. Donations, grants, and bequests.
The funds of the Association are spent to further its purposes.

Mission and Objectives

The Lebanese Heritage Foundation was established in the Republic of Lebanon as a non-political and non-profit association. Main Objectives:
- The development of research activities.
- Cultural exchanges.
- The collection of ancient and historical books, publications, documents, and encyclopedias.
- The organization and administration of cultural exhibitions.
- The regular organization of sessions and lectures that shed light on Lebanon’s heritage and history.
- The preparation and distribution of local and international booklets and advertising campaigns to promote the aforementioned project.
- Organizing debates and seminars on public policies in Lebanon and the Region.

Main Projects / Activities

organizing local and international seminars, symposiums, and scientific conferences as well as educational sessions; publishing periodical and non-periodical bulletins and printed materials that promote the purposes and goals of the Association; documenting information, exchanging local and international expertise, and preparing applied and scientific studies; designing development projects in the aforementioned areas; using audiovisual media; bolstering various production sectors with local and international expertise and supervising the implementation of such activities in cooperation and coordination with various private sectors, the competent official authorities, syndicates, specialized associations, universities, media outlets, and international organizations.

Contact (1) Full Name
Elie Elias
Job Title
University Professor
Head of the organisation
Fr. Joseph Moukazel

Futuré Center

National Network
Albania
Address

Rr.Vaso Pasha, nr.7, Tirane
1015
Tirane
Albania

Telephone
+355697032284
E-Mail
info@futurecenter.org.al
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2010
Fields of Activity
  1. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
General Information

1. Futuré Center is a non-governmental organization founded in January 2010 in Tirana, Albania. Its management consists of 2 entities: The Board of Directors (3) and the Executive Staff (2), AADF and OSCE.

2. Budgetary resources available in a year is 30.000 €.

3. Donors are the main source of funding.

4. Modalities of action
o Lead Albania – 7-year training programme which provides young Albanian professionals with first-hand experience in the process of governing Albania, such as: Prime Ministry, Office of the President, Ministries, and Municipality of Tirana.
o Albanian Macroeconomic Indicators Report (2009-2015)
o Strategy of Human Resources; Action Plan and Administrative Reform in the Albanian Assembly
o Training in Youth empowerment in the promotion of gender equality

5. Our partners:
AccaInternazionale della Dieta Mediterranea Italiana;
The HeadHunter;
Association Européenne des Référents;
Union of Chambers of Commerce & Industry of Albania;
Regione Liguria;
UNIONE CAMERE ESPERTI EUROPEI;

Mission and Objectives

Future Center aims to contribute to the development of the country through a multidisciplinary approach, which combines research, analysis and studies, with action-based projects, initiatives and other promotional activities in various fields, including but not limited to the economic, social and political realms of the Albanian society.
We help to build trust between institutions, organizations and community – a task we feel is crucial for conditions of our commonwealth, also we add value to our society.

Main Projects / Activities

• Trainings: Design and delivery of training modules and revision of administrative guidelines for social administrators on the scoring formula for NE for pilot areas
• Projects: Provisional of technical assistance to the government of Albania for the development of a methodology on the stock & flow analysis of the children resident in all public and non-public institutions in Albania
• Studies: Futuré Center implemented various projects in collaboration with the Executive Staff, Scientific Committee and External Experts.
• Research: It has conduced several researches in the field of

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

Futuré contributes to the economic, social and political development of the country in cooperation with economic operators, governmental and non-governmental institutions, and international organizations, through comparative analysis, studies, surveys, trainings, publications and promotional activities in all areas.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

To facilitate linkages in the Mediterranean as well as to develop more effective and innovative projects in the specific fields that ALF and Futuré operate commonly. Additionally, to support region-wide initiatives and campaigns in the fields of youth, education, media, culture, gender and intercultural research. And since our strong weapon is advocacy through dialog, we strongly believe we could make a beneficial cooperation.

Additional Information
Contact (1) Full Name
Iris Murati
Job Title
Project Coordinator
Head of the organisation
Arben Shkodra

Grupo de Investigación Ágora

National Network
Spain
Address

Calle Dr. Cantero Cuadrado, 6, s/n
21004 Huelva Huelva
Spain

Telephone
619984870
E-Mail
aguaded@uhu.es
Organisation Type
Other
Year of Establishment
2000
Fields of Activity
  1. International/Cultural relations
General Information

Para garantizar el funcionamiento y fortalecimiento de las acciones mancomunadas, el grupo cuenta con un Comité de Dirección Internacional y un equipos de Investigación formado por 36 investigadores/as. El presupuesto que se tiene disponible para cada año depende del número de proyectos activos y subvencionados. Las principales fuentes de financiación son: Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER), Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad de España, Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades de España y Junta de Andalucía. Las acciones de investigación realizadas por el grupo consiste en la publicación de artículos científicos, monográficos en revistas de alto impacto, edición de la Revista Comunicar (JCR Q1), organización de congresos y seminarios tanto a nivel nacional como internacional y actividades de transferencia. Además se cuenta con un Doctorado Interuniversitario en Comunicación que tiene seis líneas diferentes de trabajo. Se trabaja con universidades de 16 países iberoamericano dentro del marco de la red Alfamed.

Mission and Objectives

La misión principal del grupo consiste en realizar intervención socioeducativa, tecnología de la comunicación y de la información en la educación y la orientación educativa. Las intervenciones socio-educativas en relación con la multiculturalidad son el principal objetivo de la investigación del grupo Ágora, que implica también valorar las posibles mejoras en los procesos de enseñanza-aprendizaje en los entornos digitales de la ciudadanía.

Main Projects / Activities

• Proyecto I+D español con parte del equipo iberoamericano: «Youtubers e Intagramers: La competencia mediática en los prosumidores emergentes», con clave RTI2018-093303-B-I00, financiado por el Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades de España). (https://yougrammersid.wixsite.com/yougrammers)

• Proyecto europeo: «Media in Action»: Project co-financed by European Commission Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology as part of the Pilot Project – Media Literacy for All Grant agreement no LC00632803. (http://mediainaction.eu/tag/project-info/)

• Proyecto I+D autonómico con parte del equipo iberoamericano: «Instagrammers y youtubers para el empoderamiento transmedia de la ciudadanía andaluza. La competencia mediática de los instatubers», con clave P18-RT-756, financiado por la Junta de Andalucía en la convocatoria 2018 (Plan Andaluz de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación, 2020).
(https://yougrammersid.wixsite.com/instatubers).

• Proyecto europeo: «Chance for change»: Proyecto Erasmus + de la Unión Europea, en el que colabora nuestro grupo, que combina competencia mediática y justicia restaurativa. Este proyecto que aborda la violencia y discriminación de género se dirige fundamentalmente a profesionales de la educación formal e informal de los jóvenes (http://www.achance4change.eu/)

• Proyecto I+D español con equipo iberoamericano: “Competencias mediáticas de la ciudadanía en medios digitales emergentes (smartphones y tablets): Practicas innovadoras y estrategias educomunicativas en contextos múltiples” (https://bit.ly/3v57015) con clave EDU2015-64015-C3-1-R (MINECO), financiado por el Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad de España (https://competenciamediatica.com/)

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

El Grupo de Investigación Agora de la Universidad de Huelva está inscrito en el Plan Andaluz de Investigación de la administración educativa. Las áreas de investigación del grupo son: la intervención socio-educativa, la tecnología de la comunicación y de la información en la educación y la orientación educativa de grupos en riesgo de exclusión. Las intervenciones socio-educativas en relación con la multiculturalidad son el principal interés de la investigación, que implica también colaboradores externos que producen publicaciones e investigaciones según una modalidad consolidada. El grupo de Investigación Ágora es un grupo potente formado por un gran número de investigadores/as nacionales e internacionales. Ágora cuenta con la revista en español mas importante del mundo "Comunicar" (JCR Q1) y una gran red interuniversitaria euroamericana de investigación sobre competencias mediáticas que reúne a más de 200 investigadores de 16 países para propiciar espacios de fortalecimiento, actividades académicas, de investigación, de extensión, producción y difusión sobre educación en medios. También contamos con un centro de investigación equipado con radio propia y un plató de televisión desde el que se pueden hacer tanto streaming como grabaciones de cursos en líneas (MOOc). Por otro lado, las líneas de investigación son afines a la red Refal, el eje fundamental es la investigación en el ámbito de la Comunicación y la Educación, que confluyen en la educación o alfabetización mediática (media literacy) de la ciudadanía, nutriéndose, también, de disciplinas como la Psicología, la Sociología, la Antropología, entre otros campos del conocimiento.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

El interés de nuestro grupo por formar parte de está red está fundamentando principalmente en que nuestras líneas de investigación están dentro de los trabajos que se realizan en Refal. Podemos aportar nuevos enfoques multidisciplinarios a la red, además de la participación en actividades académicas y de investigación que se desarrollan en nuestro centro de investigación. También, para nuestro grupo, es importante recibir el aporte de otros y generar espacios de fortalecimiento.

Contact (1) Full Name
Ignacio Aguaded
Job Title
Catedrático de la Universidad de Huelva
Head of the organisation
Universidad de Huelva
Contact (2) Full Name
Sabina Civila
Job Title (2)
FPI Universidad de Huelva

ASOCIACION SOLIDARIA ANDALUZA DE DESARROLLO

National Network
Spain
Address

Alhóndiga 6 2b
18001 Granada Granada
Spain

Telephone
+34683320118
E-Mail
asad@asad.es
E-Mail (2)
asad@asad.es
E-Mail (3)
asad@asad.es
E-Mail (4)
asad@asad.es
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2005
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Democracy and community development
  3. Environment/Sustainable development
  4. Gender
  5. Human rights
  6. Media
  7. Youth and education
General Information

ASAD is an NGO founded in 2005 dedicated to carrying out cooperation and education projects where communication plays a fundamental role as a key factor for empowerment and participation of the civil society.
ASAD has developed more than 40 projects: of social awareness in Spain (to promote cultural diversity, gender equality, protection of environment...), and intended to build local strengthnesses in terms of social economy, access to education and community media, among others, in developing countries.
We employ 10 employees and 20 technical professionals annually. Our projects have been financed by 9 public and private institutions, with an average yearly budget of 400.000€-600.000€. We have directly reached more than 6000 rights holders, and indirectly more than 2.5000.0000 people through social networks, events and media.
Our main partners are local NGOs from the countries where we work, and local organizations from the South of Spain.

Mission and Objectives

ASAD was created with the objective of acting against the structural causes of poverty through the promotion of Human Rights. To that end, we lead development projects that favor community empowerment and the self-driven social development of the communities our projects are aimed at. Additionally, we work to strengthen civil society through development education.
ASAD’S OBJECTIVES:
-Take action against the structural causes of poverty and foster the social development of affected communities.
-Promote awareness and education for democracy, social justice, peace, and solidarity.
-Organize, train, and support our volunteers so that they can work to achieve these objectives in impoverished countries as well as in Spain.
-Organize and carry out efforts for development cooperation and solidarity with impoverished countries, according to their needs, and keeping in mind their cultural identity, the perspective of gender, and respect for the environment.

Main Projects / Activities

International Development Cooperation
Our work in the field is characterized by the use of community empowerment processes as the foundation of our activities so that the populations we work with can accomplish for themselves an authentic social development. To that end, we work alongside organizations within our partner countries to identify and promote projects focused on securing and defending Human Rights, always making sure to generate and strengthen the skills necessary for the proposals to be sustainable over time. Since our beginning, we have cooperated with organizations in Guatemala, Cabo Verde, Guinea Bissau, Cambodia, Brazil and the Dominican Republic.
Please, find more information on: https://asad.es/category/cooperacion-internacional/

Development Education
At ASAD we believe development education carried out in Spain is key to getting the population to be conscious of the reality and causes of local and global inequality. Development education is the seed that can generate a real change in mentality, because a society that’s informed and well-versed in issues of development and social change will be inclined to engage with social justice on a local as well as international level. Since 2012 we have worked on a wide variety of development education projects in the South of Spain, mainly through secondary schools and with activists (organized or not) that have allowed us to conduct awareness and mobilization activities aimed at the general population. In all of our local initiatives, communication understood as a bidirectional right and creativity expressed through diverse forms of socially engaged art have a fundamental role, because through these tools we are able to deeply understand reality and equip ourselves with the most powerful abilities available for intervening in short, medium, and long term: the abilities to create and spread ideas.
Please, find more information on: https://asad.es/proyectos/espana/

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

ASAD is a NGO specialized in communication for social change. Therefore, we have strong capacities to promote the respect of diversity and the dialogue among citizens from different cultures, origins and beliefs.
Our projects use communication tools, making participatory short films, artivism in the streets, films, informative campaigns, exhibitions, comunitary multimedia centers… And especially academic training, so that people and organizations can create by themselves to exert social pressure to achieve the full respect of the Human Rights, and a peaceful and democratic society.
From our point of view, knowing about communication and being able to use it, serves for understanding our own reality and that of our environment, to meet and understand the causes of the inequality and their possible solutions, as well as to position and assume our individual and social responsibility towards the injustices between North and South.
Please, watch our video "Can communication change people’s life? Communication Rights according to ASAD" to know more about that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFww7p7sVds
Provided that background, we think that we can contribute to the Network by sharing our expertise and know-how, contributing to the main lines of the ALF in Spain: education, culture and arts, media and civil society, all of that, specially important if our location in the mediterranean border of Europe is considered.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

Our aim joining the ALF Network is to work together with the member organizations so as to achieve our common objectives; to learn from each other in the development of our activity; and to reinforce the role of the intercultural dialogue in the Mediterranean community.

Additional Information
Contact (1) Full Name
Sofia García Peula
Job Title
General coordinator
Head of the organisation
IGNACIO TAMAYO TORRES
Contact (2) Full Name
Ignacio Tamayo
Job Title (2)
President