Transformative Youth in Action

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TRANSFORMATIVE YOUTH IN ACTION

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 21 JULY 2024 (23:59 CET)

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CALLING ALL DEDICATED YOUNG TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERS IN THE EURO-MEDITERRANEAN!

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
The Mediterranean Youth in Action (MYA) programme embodies a dynamic approach toward fostering positive change in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Grounded in the principle of experiencing through action, MYA empowers young pioneers to become catalysts for transformation and advocates for societal progress. With a steadfast commitment to peer sharing and learning, MYA cultivates a vibrant community where young leaders collaborate, exchange ideas, and harness their collective potential. Embracing a Euro-med vision, the programme bridges cultural divides and promotes dialogue, understanding, and cooperation across borders. Through initiatives aimed at empowering young people to shape public policy and promoting active citizenship, MYA positions youth as the true agents of change, envisioning a future where they play pivotal roles in shaping the societal landscape of the Mediterranean region.

ABOUT TRANSFORMATIVE YOUTH IN ACTION

Dive into the world of transformative action with the Mediterranean Youth in Action (MYA) programme! This call is all about empowering young leaders to make a tangible impact on their communities. Through MYA, young transformative leaders from both shores of the Euro-Mediterranean region are invited to take the reins and implement grassroots initiatives addressing local needs and promoting inclusion. It is about hands-on involvement and real change. Moreover, these initiatives at the local community level will serve as exemplary models, showcasing the relevance and effectiveness of community action at the broader Euro-Mediterranean scope. This call is a dynamic opportunity for young leaders to unleash their innovation and drive lasting, positive change in society. So, if you're ready to roll up your sleeves and be part of something truly meaningful, MYA is calling your name. Join us, and let's turn vision into action!

Who can apply?
Young Transformative Leaders of age between 18 and 35, who have the nationality of one of the 43 countries of the UFM, affiliated with youth-led or youth-oriented organizations active at the community level.

What should the initiative be about?
The initiatives should be locally transformative, addressing community needs and promoting inclusion. They can tackle various issues, such as social, economic, public policy, or other issues, as long as there is a clear demonstration that these concerns align with the needs of the community. The implementation should be in one of the 43 countries of the UFM.

How to apply?
Initiate your involvement by submitting your online application via the available online form only  before 21 July 2024 23.59 Central European Time, CET. Ensure alignment with the criteria, demonstrating your commitment to driving positive change in your local community. Craft a concise initiative outline, limited to 500 words, focusing on local transformative initiatives that address community needs and promote inclusion.
Only complete applications, meeting the criteria and submitted before the deadline will be considered.
Please note that it is not possible to save the application as a draft or to make any changes after submitting it. At the close of the call, the most recently submitted version of the application will be processed. The same applicant cannot submit more than one proposal under this call.
Due to the high volume of expected applications, responses to individual requests will not be provided. Only pre-screened candidates will be contacted.
In case of technical problems or questions related to the call, please send questions to: myaprogramme@annalindhfoundation.org

Programme phasing

Embark on a vibrant journey with the Transformative Youth in Action by acquainting yourself with the process. Here is a detailed breakdown to guide you seamlessly through each step:

  1. Application submission

You will kickstart your journey with MYA by applying by the specified deadline, ensuring you meet the eligibility criteria, and showcasing your dedication to contributing to the Euro-Mediterranean vision. This includes the submission of an outline for a transformative initiative of up to 500 words These outlines should focus on transformative initiatives at the local level, addressing community needs and promoting inclusion in an innovative manner.

  1. Online practical training (for 50 Pre-screened young transformative outlines)

A selection committee will pre-screen the top 50 outlines. If your proposed outline is among the pre-selected 50, engage in an enriching online training programme. Led by expert facilitators, this training will bolster your skills in project cycle management, communication, and dissemination, preparing you for the subsequent phases.

  1. Extended proposal

Following the online practical training, you'll be tasked with developing an extended proposal, providing a detailed description of your initiatives and relevant indicators. Based on the evaluation of the extended proposal, the top 25 initiatives will be selected.

  1. Face-to-face kick-off engaging meeting (for 25 selected leaders)

The selected 25 young transformative leaders will convene for an immersive in-person kick-off meeting in one of the Euro-Mediterranean countries. This meeting offers a unique platform for sharing approaches, refining methodologies through peer reviews, and fostering collective engagement. Special attention will be given to reviewing all aspects of the proposed initiatives, ensuring clarity in narrative and financial reporting. Moreover, this gathering presents a unique opportunity to foster a sense of community and collaboration on the Euro-Mediterranean scale, enhancing connectivity and synergy among young leaders from diverse backgrounds.

  1. Implementation of community-based transformative initiatives

With up to 8,000 euro, the selected leaders will implement their initiatives, emphasising multiplier effects and alliances with local entities. Robust measures, including online intermediate sessions and continuous accompaniment, will be in place to maximise results and address potential challenges.

  1. Face-to-face evaluation and results-sharing meeting (MYA Forum)

The 25 participants from the kick-off engaging meeting will be invited to participate in the MYA Forum that brings together youth, decision-makers, and stakeholders from the Euro-Mediterranean region at the end of each cycle. It provides a platform for sharing insights, fostering collaboration, and addressing key issues related to youth empowerment, and intercultural dialogue. The MYA Forum will provide the opportunity to evaluate the impact of the “Transformative Youth in Action” component to improve further editions. The MYA Forum will take place back-to- back to the ALForum, scheduled to take place in the first quarter of 2025.

WHAT WILL YOU BENEFIT FROM?
1.Skills enhancement (50 pre-selected young community leaders):
Elevate project management, communication, and transformative leadership skills through an online training programme. Receive a certification endorsed by the Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF) Secretariat.
2.Face-to-face kick-off meeting (25 selected young community leaders):
Join a kick-off meeting in person in one of the Euro-Mediterranean countries for peer review and discussions. Refine methodologies, build connections, and prepare for the initiative's implementation phase.
3.Financial support (25 selected young community leaders):
Receive up to 8,000 euro for implementing community-level initiatives. Foster alliances, contribute to sustainable change and explore potential additional funding sources.
4.Networking opportunities:
Connect with leaders, stakeholders, and civil society representatives. Build a robust network for potential collaborations and future endeavours.
5.Evaluation and learning support:
Receive continuous accompaniment and support. Engage in online intermediate sessions, ensuring timely and collaborative problem-solving. The ALF Secretariat is committed to supporting participants at every stage.
6.Communication contribution:
Young leaders will actively contribute to communication initiatives, creating diverse content to share their insights. These will include direct testimonies from the young community leaders about their experiences and knowledge gained during their participation in the MYA programme. Financial compensation will be provided for these contributions.
Additional benefits: participation in Euro-Mediterranean dialogues and MYA forum
As a selected young community leader, your journey with "Transformative Youth in Action" offers an exclusive opportunity to actively engage in participatory and policy dialogues within the Euro-Mediterranean region. This includes participation in events such as:
•  ALF youth dialogues:

The top-performing young leaders will have the opportunity to activly participate in dynamic events and dialogues organised at the Euro-Mediterranean scale, amplifying youth voices and perspectives, fostering dialogue, and connecting with stakeholders and peers across the region.
Participating in these events not only enhances your visibility and network but also provides a unique platform to contribute to meaningful dialogues shaping the Euro-Mediterranean narrative.

Selection criteria

The selection process is designed to ensure fairness, diversity, and relevance. ALF considers the following criteria to identify local transformative initiatives that will contribute meaningfully to the Euro-Mediterranean discourse:

  1. Alignment with Local Community Needs (25%)

Demonstrated understanding of local community needs and a clear articulation of how the proposed initiative addresses these needs at the grassroots level. This includes analysis of the context (15%), and the targeted beneficiaries (10%) 

  1. Background and Experience (15%)

Diverse background and experiences showcasing the applicant's ability to contribute unique perspectives and approaches to the initiative, and that they have community engagement experience.

  1. Feasibility and Clear Implementation Plan (25%)

A feasible and well-detailed implementation plan, including a clear description of activities, appropriate indicators for outputs and outcomes, and an understanding of potential challenges and mitigation strategies and feasible in terms of the maximum financial support offered (up to 8,000 euro). This includes main objectives (10%), and activities outline (15%).

  1. Innovation of the Transformative Initiative (25%)

Explain what your innovative approaches are to address the main objective. What it its added value.

  1. Usefulness at the Euro-med scale (10%)

Demonstrates how the proposed initiative is relevant to and aligned with the broader Euro-Mediterranean context, taking into account the unique socio-cultural, economic, and political factors of the region.

ALF is dedicated to promoting an inclusive and non-discriminatory atmosphere within the Transformative Youth in Action. Applicants are encouraged to showcase how their projects contribute to diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunities in their communities. Additionally, a gender and geographical balance between regions and countries will be observed. This commitment underscores our goal to create a diverse and equitable community, fostering sustainable and inclusive development in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

مركز إنماء الفلسطيني للتنمية وحقوق الإنسان

National Network
Palestine
Address

القدس _ العيزرية
شارع القدس _ أريحا
القدس ورام الله
Palestinian Territories

Telephone
00970599440666
Telephone (other)
00972506063906
E-Mail
inmaacenter.ps@gmail.com
E-Mail (2)
shabuarrah@gmail.com
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2010
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Gender
  3. Human rights
  4. International/Cultural relations
  5. Youth and education
General Information

مركز إنماء الفلسطيني هو مؤسسة غير ربحية تهدف الى تعزيز احترام الحقوق والحريات وتعزيز دور المرأة والشباب في رسم السياسات العامة مكون من مجلس ادارة ومجلس استشاري وعدد من منسقين البرامج عملنا سابقا مع الاتحاد الاوروبي والوكالة الامريكية للتنمية وممولين محليين

Mission and Objectives

مركز إنماء الفلسطيني هو مؤسسة غير ربحية تهدف الى تعزيز احترام الحقوق والحريات وتعزيز دور المرأة والشباب في رسم السياسات العامة .

Main Projects / Activities

برامج تدريب السياسيين الشباب مؤتمر التوظيف السنوي للخريجين برامج دعم صمود المواطنين في القدس الاكاديمية الفلسطينية لتنمية المواهب وهي جسم دائم في المركز

Contact (1) Full Name
شادي قاسم أبوعرة
Job Title
المدير العام والمستشار القانوني
Head of the organisation
المستشار شادي قاسم أبوعرة
Contact (2) Full Name
فاريهان رشدي فراح
Job Title (2)
مسؤولة برنامج المرأة والشباب والعلاقات العامة

Mediterranean Youth in Action Programme (Young Researchers)

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MYA Brief:

The Mediterranean Youth in Action (MYA) Programme embodies a dynamic approach toward fostering positive change in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Grounded in the principle of experiencing through action, MYA empowers young individuals to become catalysts for transformation and advocates for societal progress. With a steadfast commitment to peer sharing and learning, MYA cultivates a vibrant community where young leaders collaborate, exchange ideas, and harness their collective potential.

Embracing a Euro-med vision, the MYA Programme bridges cultural divides and promotes dialogue, understanding, and cooperation across borders. Through initiatives aimed at empowering young people to shape public policy and promoting active citizenship, MYA positions youth as the true agents of change, envisioning a future where they play pivotal roles in shaping the societal landscape of the Mediterranean region.

Throughout the programme, we will be launching several calls designed to target youth from diverse profiles and backgrounds, including young researchers, transformative leaders affiliated with youth-led and youth-oriented organisations, and young social media influencers.

We are excited to announce the launch of the first call under the MYA Programme:

Voicing Youth Knowledge in Action (Young Researchers)

About the Call

Through your involvement, you'll play a vital role in shaping public policies and fostering inclusive development across borders. If you're ready to be a catalyst for meaningful transformation, we warmly invite you to join us in this exciting journey! Application deadline: 27 June 2024 (23:59 Central European Time)

Researchers must be affiliated to a think tank, a specialised research centre or a university

Apply Here 

Preview the application form here

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who Can Apply

Young researchers of age between 18 and 35, from the 43 countries of the UFM, who are proficient in English, and affiliated to a think tank, a specialized research centre or a university.

Benefits of Participation

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  • Online training with certification (for 50 young researchers)

Acquire advanced skills through an online training programme led by experts. Upon completion, receive a certification from the Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF) Secretariat.

  • Face-to-face Knowledge Workout Workshop (for 25 selected researchers)

Immerse yourself in an engaging face-to-face workshop, gaining valuable insights and feedback that will refine your research approach and methodologies.

  • Financial support for policy brief publication (for selected researchers)

Excel to be among the 15 selected researchers who will be tasked with crafting a 3,500-word policy brief, a blog post (500 words), and other impactful communication products; the successful researchers will receive a financial contribution of 1.000 euro.

  • Increase the visibility of your evidence-based research

Make your evidence-based research accessible to various stakeholders and practitioners. Leveraging the ALF communication tools and network will enhance the dissemination of your research.

  • Civil Society Outreach Dialogues (for selected researchers)

Participate in Civil Society Outreach Dialogues to be organised nationally. Join these 2-hour sessions accompanied by local stakeholders and civil society representatives. Engage the public, making your research visible and impactful in communities.

  • Financial support for academic dialogues (for selected researchers)

Receive financial support to organise an Academic Dialogue (1.5 hours) in your institution. These dialogues may take various forms, from specialised seminars for the academic/research community to interactive events for student engagement. This initiative aims to empower young researchers and enhance their visibility within their work contexts.

  • Networking opportunities

Build valuable connections within your field and beyond. Engage with fellow researchers, stakeholders, and civil society representatives, creating a robust network for potential collaborations and future endeavours.

How to Apply & Programme Phasing

Initiate your involvement by submitting your online application via the available online form only before 27 June 2024 23.59 Central European Time, CET. Ensure alignment with the criteria, demonstrating your commitment to driving positive change in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Understanding the steps of the application process is crucial for a seamless and successful journey with "Voicing Youth Knowledge" component of the Mediterranean Youth in Action Programme. Here is a breakdown of the process:

  • Application submission

You will kickstart your journey with MYA by applying by the specified deadline, ensuring you meet the eligibility criteria, and showcasing your dedication to contributing to the Euro-Mediterranean vision.

This includes the submission of a short abstract of up to 500 words demonstrating originality and incorporating diverse disciplinary and methodological approaches.

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  • Online skills enhancing training (for 50 pre-selected young researchers)

If pre-selected, you will participate in an online training programme. This training will enhance your research and communication skills, preparing you for the challenges ahead. All young researchers taking the training successfully will receive a certificate of completion from the ALF Secretariat.

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  • Extended policy-oriented research proposal (for 50 pre-selected young researchers)

Following the online training, you will be required to create an extended policy-oriented research proposal of 1,000 words. This proposal will showcase your innovative solutions and demonstrate your ability to address Euro-Mediterranean issues. Based on the quality of the extended proposals, 25 researchers will be chosen to participate in a face-to-face Knowledge Workout Workshop.

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  • Face-to-face knowledge Workout Workshop (for 25 selected researchers)

This workshop (1.5 days) will offer a platform for you to present your extended policy-oriented research outlines to an audience of peers and selected stakeholders, receiving valuable feedback to refine your work. Moreover, this gathering presents a unique opportunity to foster a sense of community and collaboration on the Euro-Mediterranean scale, enhancing connectivity and synergy among young researchers from diverse backgrounds

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  • Elaboration of policy briefs (for up to 15 final selected researchers)

From the 25 participants in the Knowledge Workout Workshop, up to 15 young researchers will be selected to receive financial support for crafting a 3,500-word policy brief, a blog post (500 words), and other communication products in English. The final selection is contingent upon passing a peer review process.

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  • Publication and dissemination

Upon successful completion and validation, the policy briefs will be translated into French and Arabic for broad dissemination. The selected works will be published on the ALF Website and added to the ALF Intercultural Dialogue Research Centre. The ALF Secretariat will actively disseminate the policy briefs at the Euro-Mediterranean scale.

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  • Face-to-face evaluation and results sharing meeting (MYA Forum)

The 25 beneficiaries in the Knowledge Workout Workshop will be invited to participate in the MYA Forum that brings together youth, decision-makers, and stakeholders from the Euro-Mediterranean region at the end of the cycle. It provides a platform for sharing insights, fostering collaboration, and addressing key issues related to youth empowerment and intercultural dialogue. It will be also the occasion to evaluate the impact of the "Voicing Youth Knowledge" component to improve further editions. The MYA Forum will take place back-to- back to the ALForum, scheduled to take place in the first quarter of 2025.

In case of any inquiries related to the call, please send questions to: MYAProgramme@annalindhfoundation.org

Only complete applications, meeting the criteria and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Please note that it is not possible to save the application as a draft or to make any changes after submitting it. At the close of the call, the most recently submitted version of the application will be processed. The same applicant cannot submit more than one proposal under this call.

Research Topics

  • Peacebuilding, conflict resolution/prevention, coexistence, and inclusive dynamics
  • Public spaces and social inclusion
  • Disinformation and misinformation in the Euro-Mediterranean region
  • Living together in the Euro-Mediterranean context
  • Youth engagement in participatory dialogues and decision-making processes in the Euro-Med
  • Ethics and governance of Artificial Intelligence technologies in the Euro-Mediterranean region
  • Social innovation as a catalyst for social inclusion in culturally diverse Euro-Med societies
  • Empowering women in the Euro-Med region to challenge gender stereotypes
  • Integrating social dimensions in climate change policies in the EuroMed region
  • International cultural relations and cultural diplomacy to bridge both shores of the Mediterranean

Indicative timeline

16/05/24 Launch of the call

03/06/24 Information Session

27/06/24 Deadline to receive the submission of the short abstract

11/07/24 Publication of the pre-screening results (around 50 abstracts)

July 2024 Online trainings

September 2024 Deadline to submit Policy-Oriented Research Proposal

November 2024 Face-to-face kick-off engagement meeting

January 2025 Deadline to receive the elaborated policy briefs

First quarter 2025 Face-to-Face ex-post evaluation and results sharing meeting back-to-back to ALForum

Read the Call in PDF format here

Due to the high volume of expected applications, responses to individual requests will not be provided. Only pre-screened candidates will be contacted.

ALF Closing the Circle

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We are proud to unveil the launch of our series of Public Policy events that will take place this year. Through this series of events, we aim to bridge the gap between research, policy-making, and on-ground implementation. ALF Public Policy initiatives are designed based on a Euro-Mediterranean participatory approach, by linking civil society entities with researchers and policymakers.

In 2024, our events will cover three main intercultural public policy themes: Unpacking the process of youth engagement in participatory dialogues and decision-making, fostering an intercultural approach to the ethics of AI, and promoting the concept of living together.

These series of public policy events will help us enhance our programmes, strengthen civil society networks’ capacity, and our contribution to Euro-Med Policy frameworks.

On May 21st and 22nd, 2023, we held our latest public policy debate on Protecting Pluralism in Brussels which covered our third and last driver.

We convened a diverse group of experts, including representatives from international organizations, academia, civil society leaders, and youth advocates. Together, we explored various perspectives, innovative approaches, and multi-stakeholder strategies to protect and promote pluralism in the EuroMed region.

The policy dialogue addressed the urgent need to safeguard pluralism. Through panel discussions on complementary topics, we collectively developed actionable recommendations. These included measures to protect pluralism, enhance civil society engagement for community participation, empower youth advocacy, and preserve cultural and religious heritage.

We are grateful to the European External Action Service for hosting this important event.

Our second #ALFClosingTheCircle public policy dialogue on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence happened in Brussels on May 14th and 15th.

Over the two-day event, we gathered a group of prominent academics and practitioners in the field of AI ethics. They shared insightful perspectives on how to implement pragmatic approaches to the ethical development of AI technologies across our region.

By bringing together these distinctive individuals from both shores of the Euro-Med region, our goal was to contextualise the opportunities and challenges of AI ethics in today's world. Analysis on how intercultural dialogue can serve as a multilateral tool in designing unbiased and equitable AI algorithms were explored.

Through this debate, #ALFClosingTheCircle has taken two steps closer to bridging the gap between theory and practice by connecting research, policymaking, and real-world application of ethical AI.

Our first Multistakeholder Policy debate event took place on April 17th and 18th in Brussels.

The event's objective was to address the challenges and prerequisites for involving youth in the Euro-Med region. The event successfully brought together a wide range of participants, including experts, academics, practitioners from civil society organisations, and representatives from various institutions. During the ALF Multistakeholder Policy debate, participants delved into crucial topics such as how to effectively reach and identify youth who embody the diverse perspectives prevalent in the region. The focus was on ensuring their legitimacy and representativeness. Additionally, discussions revolved around the roles that governments, institutions, and civil society organisations play in equipping youth with the necessary skills, knowledge, resources, and opportunities. By doing so, they can empower young people to make meaningful contributions to participatory and decision-making processes.

Special thanks to the EESC - European Economic and Social Committee for hosting us throughout these last 2 days.

H.Ali Korça Foundation

National Network
Albania
Address

Rr. George W. Bush Nr. 50
1001
Tirane
Albania

Telephone
00355672078811
E-Mail
sbrucaj@beder.edu.al
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2017
Fields of Activity
  1. Youth and education
General Information

The "Hafiz Ali Korça" Foundation stands as an autonomous, non-partisan, and non-membership foundation established by the Muslim Community of Albania. It is a nonprofit organization aimed at contributing towards the deepening of knowledge and recognition of education processes, post-university qualifications, training in various fields, professional training, inter-institutional cooperation, scientific research methodology, and other related fields.

Mission and Objectives

The H. Ali Korca Foundation manages and supports Beder University, a non-profit higher education institution in Albania. The university significantly impacts young individuals who face economic or other challenges in accessing higher education in Albania and the surrounding region.

Main Projects / Activities

Our organization is committed to supporting young individuals throughout their educational journey by providing essential resources such as housing, scholarships, and other forms of support. We believe that by investing in the education of young people, we can create a brighter future for our society.

Contact (1) Full Name
Ornela Kola
Job Title
Administrator
Head of the organisation
Dr.Skender Bruçaj

جمعية شام التنموية الخيرية

National Network
Palestine
Address

الشيخ محمد - الزنة
عبسان الجديدة
خان يونس
Palestinian Territories

Telephone
00970599656643
E-Mail
shamaltnmwya@gmail.com
Mobile Phone
00970599656643
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2019
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
General Information

تضم الجمعية 15 عضوا في الجمعية العمومية منهم7 أعضاء في مجلس الإدارة ولديها 5 متطوعين . أما موارد الجمعية: رسوم العضوية والتبرعات والهبات غير المشروطة الجمعية تعمل على التوسع وبناء شبكة علاقات خاصة في ظل الأوضاع الراهنة لخدمة مجتمعها.

Mission and Objectives

1- السعي لتطوير قدرات المجتمع المادية والحد من نسب البطالة والفقر للأسر المهمشة. 2- بناء وشقل قدرات الشباب وتعزيز المساواة الجندرية. 3- الاهتمام بالفئات الهشة بالمجتمع (المرأة والطفل وذوي الاعاقة وكبار السن) وتقديم يد العون لهم. 4- استهداف المناطق المهمشة وتقديم الاغاثة للاسر الفقيرة لتوفير الحياة الكريمة لهم. 5- تعزيز ثقافة الحوار ودعم التسامح المجتمعي . 6- تنمية وتطوير قدرات شرائح المجتمع المختلفة من خلال البرامج التعليمية والرياضية والصحية والنفسية والاجتماعية والاغاثية وبرامج الطفولة المبكرة للمساهمة في تحقيق التنمية المستدامة .

Main Projects / Activities

1- الإغاثة والطوارئ 2- التمكين الاقتصادي 3- تنمية وبناء القدرات 4- رعاية الطفل 5- نشر الوعي بالحقوق والواجبات

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

تنفيذ نشاطات مشتركة كالندوات وورش العمل والمشاريع المتعلقة بالتسامح والحفاظ على البيئة ودمج المرأة في المجتمع ورعاية الطفل.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

اكتساب الخبرة والمشاركة في ورش وأنشطة المؤسسة المختلفة وإثراء العمل .

Contact (1) Full Name
د. محمد محمد أبو جامع
Job Title
رئيس مجلس الإدارة
Head of the organisation
د. محمد محمد أبو جامع
Contact (2) Full Name
أ. الاء أشرف عصفور
Job Title (2)
نائب رئيس مجلس الإدارة

Institute for Advance Studies and Cooperation - IASC

National Network
Albania
Address

Street "Reshit Çollaku", administrative unit no. 10, Tirana, Albania
-
1001
Tirana
Albania

Telephone
00355673961817
Telephone (other)
00355688239648
Fax
-
E-Mail
a.feta@iascoop.org
E-Mail (2)
gpandreoli@iascoop.org
E-Mail (3)
info@iascoop.org
E-Mail (4)
denisa.kele@iascoop.org
Mobile Phone
-
Mobile Phone (other)
-
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2022
Fields of Activity
  1. International/Cultural relations
General Information

The Institute for Advanced Studies and Cooperation, established as a non-profit interdisciplinary research foundation, is committed to fostering high-level scientific endeavors while promoting collaboration across all spheres. Our mission extends to aiding institutions and private organizations in cultivating international relations, nurturing cross-cultural initiatives, and advancing financial and economic prosperity. Founded on June 22, 2022, by Gabriele Pao-Pei Andreoli and Arta Feta in Tirana, Albania, our institute operates under a three-member board of directors. With an annual budget of approximately 200,000 euros, largely comprising donations, we dedicate significant resources to fueling transformative initiatives such as the World Changers Summits at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Vatican City and the World Tech Conference in Dubai. These platforms serve as catalysts for global dialogue, innovation, and progress, positioning us at the forefront of positive change on an international scale.

Mission and Objectives

The mission of the Institute for Advanced Studies and Cooperation (IASC) is to promote sustainable development, foster cooperation, and advance knowledge through interdisciplinary research, education, and partnership building. Objectives: - Interdisciplinary Research; - Education and Capacity Building; - Partnership Building; - Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination; - Community Engagement; - Innovation and Entrepreneurship; - Monitoring and Evaluation; By pursuing these objectives, the Institute for Advanced Studies and Cooperation (IASC) aims to contribute to building a more sustainable, equitable, and prosperous world for present and future generations.

Main Projects / Activities

Currently in progress: AMIS DUBAI 2024 - World Tech Summit Date: May 19, 2024 Theme: 'Shaping a Sustainable Future Through Technology' Venue: Habtoor Grand Resort Dubai World Changers Power Summit Date: May 29, 2024 Venue: Academy of Sciences in Vatican Past Projects: World Changers Power's Woman Summit Date: October 12, 2023 Events: Press Conference and music concert Venue: Palazzo della Cancelleria, Rome Date: October 13, 2023 Venue: Academy of Sciences in Vatican World Changers Summit Date: July 5, 2023 Event: Press Conference Venue: Piazza Farnese, Rome Date: July 6, 2023 Event: Summit Venue: Academy of Sciences in Vatican These projects were developed by the Institute for Advanced Studies and Cooperation in collaboration with the Academy of Sciences of Vatican. They featured international speakers of considerable importance, including Joe Foster, Founder of Reebok; John Karony, CEO and Founder of SAFEMOON; Dr. Christina Rahm, CEO at The Roots Brand; Robert Edward Grant, Chairman and CEO of Crown Sterling Limited, among others. For more information about these events, please visit our website: wcsiasc.org, iascoop.org, and our Instagram page: wcsiasc.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

The Institute for Advanced Studies and Cooperation (IASC) aims to contribute to extending the network in our country through research and analysis, capacity building, networking, and collaboration. Policy Advocacy: Innovation and Solutions; Furthermore, the specific contributions of IASC would align with the goals and objectives of the network in our country. Collaborative efforts between IASC and the network can amplify their collective impact and effectiveness in achieving shared objectives.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

Joining the ALF Network could be appealing for our organization that share this vision and are committed to fostering cooperation, tolerance, and mutual respect among diverse cultures and peoples. Membership in the network offers us opportunities for collaboration, exchange of ideas, and access to resources and funding to support initiatives that promote intercultural dialogue and cooperation. Additionally, being part of the ALF Network allows members to participate in events, projects, and partnerships that contribute to building a more peaceful and inclusive society in an international level.

Contact (1) Full Name
Arta Feta
Job Title
Co-founder & Executive Director
Head of the organisation
Arta Feta
Contact (2) Full Name
Gabriele Pao-Pei Andreoli
Job Title (2)
Co-founder & President

KilmiOnline & The 100 Arab Readers Initiative

National Network
Lebanon
Address

Rwuis District
Khalifeh Bldg. 1st Floor
Ghazieh
Lebanon

Telephone
+9613120310
Telephone (other)
+9613645620
E-Mail
mwk13@aub.edu.lb
E-Mail (2)
mohd.k.chem@gmail.com
Mobile Phone
+9613120310
Organisation Type
Individual Person
Year of Establishment
2019
Fields of Activity
  1. Youth and education
General Information

The 100 Readers Initiative, established in 2019 by a sole founder (myself), and has recently expanded its team by employing two new members: 1- Firas Khalifeh, a media presenter specializing in media and currently having his TV program (شارع الحمرا) focusing on cultural and reading content, and 2- Nancy Hussein, she’s an engineer with expertise in technical development and three additional majors necessary to our project.

The initiative was initially funded by personal savings after I returned from the Gulf where I worked as a teacher for around seven years. It prioritizes fostering a culture of reading and facilitating cross-cultural dialogue among youth in the Arab region. Operating as a community-focused endeavor, the online bookstore offers affordable books to incentivize reading.

Due to funding challenges in parallel with the current situation in Lebanon, the initiative temporarily halted its activities. However, with a growing demand from readers and recognition of its significance in bridging cultural divides, the initiative is seeking urgent funding to revitalize its operations and expand its impact.

Mission and Objectives

The mission of the 100 Readers Initiative is to cultivate a vibrant reading culture and promote intercultural understanding among youth in the Arab region. Our primary objective is to empower individuals to embrace the enriching world of literature, fostering dialogue, empathy, and critical thinking skills essential for personal and societal growth.

Through our online bookstore, we aim to make quality literature accessible to readers at affordable prices, thereby removing barriers to entry and encouraging widespread engagement with books. We seek to spark a passion for reading and lifelong learning, recognizing the transformative power of literature in shaping minds and shaping societies.

Furthermore, we strive to bridge cultural divides by facilitating exchanges and conversations around literature, promoting mutual respect and appreciation for diverse perspectives. By leveraging technology and partnerships, we aim to expand our reach and impact, connecting readers across borders and fostering a sense of community united by a shared love for reading and learning.

To gain a deeper understanding of our objectives and our roadmap to reach a million readers in Arab countries, we invite you to visit our Facebook post announcing the launch of the initiative in 2019 by visiting the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/103811240978792/posts/pfbid02SHooWjmVYtmhGGKjj…

Main Projects / Activities

Our flagship project, the 100 Arab Readers Initiative, serves as a catalyst for fostering a love for literature and cross-cultural dialogue among youth in the Arab region. To learn more about the mechanisms and impact of our initiative, we invite you to visit the following link: https://KilmiOnline.com/100-Readers

Additionally, our current activity can be explored through this link: https://KilmiOnline.com/Voting-1

To access the platform for our previous activity, please visit the following link: https://KilmiOnline.com. Use reader's name: (ALF) and code: (0123456789), then click on the yellow link that appears upon entering the correct credentials.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

The 100 Readers Initiative can contribute to the Anna Lindh Foundation Network in Lebanon by actively participating in and supporting initiatives aimed at promoting literacy, cultural exchange, and dialogue among youth. Through our established platform, we can collaborate with local organizations and institutions aligned with the Foundation's goals to organize reading events, book clubs, and educational workshops. Additionally, we can share our expertise in leveraging technology to enhance access to literature and foster cross-cultural understanding, thereby enriching the Network's efforts to promote intercultural dialogue and cooperation in our community.

By engaging with the Anna Lindh Foundation Network, we aim to amplify our impact and contribute to building a more inclusive and interconnected society.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

I am eager to join the ALF Network for several reasons. Firstly, I recognize the immense value of networking and connecting with like-minded organizations dedicated to fostering intercultural dialogue and understanding. By becoming a part of the ALF Network, I aim to collaborate with other passionate individuals and organizations to amplify our collective impact and exchange valuable insights and resources.

Moreover, the opportunity to access funding through the ALF Network is crucial for the sustainability and growth of our initiative, especially given the challenging economic situation in Lebanon. Securing additional resources will enable us to expand our reach, develop innovative programs, and better serve our community of readers.

Additionally, I am keen to participate in the professional development opportunities offered by ALF. Engaging in training, workshops, and conferences organized by ALF will enhance our team's skills and expertise, allowing us to effectively address the evolving needs of our audience and maximize our impact.

Furthermore, joining the ALF Network aligns with our commitment to promoting literacy, cultural exchange, and dialogue, values that are central to the mission of the foundation.

By collaborating with ALF and its diverse network of stakeholders, we can contribute to building a more inclusive and interconnected society where the transformative power of reading is accessible to all.

In summary, I am enthusiastic about the prospect of joining the ALF Network to access funding, engage in professional development opportunities, and connect with like-minded organizations. Together, we can work towards our shared goal of fostering intercultural understanding and promoting a culture of reading in the Arab world and beyond.

Contact (1) Full Name
Mohammad Khalifeh
Job Title
Founder & CEO
Head of the organisation
Mohammad Khalifeh

Tunisian International Model United Nations (TIMUN)

National Network
Tunisia
Address

016 HEDI KARRAY (FSJPT), Centre Urbain Nord Tunis 1082
1082 Tunis
Tunisia

Telephone
+21652170218
E-Mail
contact.timun@gmail.com
E-Mail (2)
vctimun@gmail.com
E-Mail (3)
mohamedalidhrioua01@gmail.com
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
1000
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
General Information

The Tunisian International Model United Nations is an association founded in 2009 by students from the Faculty of Legal, Political, and Social Sciences of Tunis, to promote the goals and principles of the United Nations and to strengthen the skills of young students. TIMUN is a pioneer Organization; indeed, since 2015, the TIUNN association has been under the high patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The final report of the simulations, consisting of various resolutions, was officially submitted to the Tunisian Government.

Mission and Objectives

Tunisian International Model United Nations (TIMUN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the values of diplomacy and international relations among young people in Tunisia. We work with students in schools and universities, providing them with academic training and mentorship to help them develop the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in Model United Nations simulations.

Main Projects / Activities

-Simulations of the United Nations and other national and international Committees, courts, parliaments, and others -Workshops about International Relations, Human rights, youth empowerment; women empowerment -Tours: Such as the UN&TIMUN Regional Tour

Additional Information
Contact (1) Full Name
Mohamed Ali Dhrioua
Job Title
President
Head of the organisation
Mohamed Ali Dhrioua
Contact (2) Full Name
Mohamed Melek Mahfoufh
Job Title (2)
National Secretary responsible for Treasury and External Relations