Deadline to receive stories from candidates: 25th May 2013.

For more information:

Understanding Islam in Irish Education

One-day seminar in Mary Immaculate College Limerick

Wednesday 20 March 2013

9am – 4pm

The aim of the seminar is to:

– Examine the resources currently available to educators on the theme of Islam and Islamic culture – consider ways to improve these.

– Provide an opportunity for people to become more familiar with the rich contribution of  Islamic culture to contemporary society in Ireland.

– Develop a deeper understanding of Islamic practices and beliefs, in order to counter negative stereotyping and media representations.

This project is being organized by the Chester Beatty Libary in Association with Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

For further information please contact

Representatives from organizations from Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Tralee attended the meeting of the Irish network which took place in Dublin on 1st Feb.  As a result of requests from the Irish members, the HoN had invited representatives from the Southern partners to attend the meeting and to give information on their experience of South/North partnerships, information on their own network members, and current information on the Citizens for Dialogue programme.  It was a very fruitful meeting for all who attended.  The Southern representatives stayed in Dublin over the weekend and met with the Board of Governors representative in his office at the Department of Foreign Affairs.  They also had time to meet individually with representative Irish organizations as well as meeting with a journalist from one of the most important newspapers in Ireland. We look forward to partnerships between our countries in the future.   A big ‘cead mile failte’ and’ merci beaucoup’ to Mohamed Fahmi and Mounir Chraibi (Morocco) and Moez Bassalah (Tunisia).

Members of the Moroccan and Tunisian network will attend the next meeting of the Ireland network on Dublin on Friday 1st Feb, 12 noon to 3pm at the Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre, 27-31 O’Connell St., Dublin with a view to exploring possible networking opportunities with two of the Arab countries of the ALF.    Please confirm your attendance with


Members of the ALF’s Networks can now apply to the Call for Participation for the Anna Lindh Mediterranean Forum 2013  which will take place from 4th to 7th April 2013 in Marseille (France) in the historical Pharo Palace

The Forum will bring together youth leaders and civil society organisations, in addition to influential policy-makers and intercultural experts from across the Euro-Mediterranean region. The Forum’s aims to provide an innovative and participative space for debate, networking and good practice exchange on intercultural dialogue initiatives.    It will be organised in the context of Marseille-Provence, European Capital of Culture 2013, in partnership with local and international institutions.

The Forum will gather around 1000 representatives of ALF Network members and partners, other networks, institutions, experts and relevant personalities from the Euro-Mediterranean Region. 220 participants among the ALF Network Members – including a delegation of about 50 participants from the hosting country, France – will be selected through this Call (max. one person per organisation). The ALF will cover all expenses related to visa, travel, accommodation of the selected participants.

To download the Call for Participation and apply for the Anna Lindh Mediterranean Forum 2013 please log on to:

The deadline to apply is Friday, 21st December 2012 (15:00 Egyptian Time, GMT+2)

Furthermore, in February 2013, there will be an opportunity for more people to participate  in the Forum through an online registration open to all ALF members and non-members who wish to come at their own expenses.

For further information please write to


ALF preparatory meeting Morocco Nov 22-25

Posted: November 5th, 2012

Congratulations to Catherine Naji who has been selected from Ireland to
participate to the Anna Lindh Forum Preparatory Meeting “Women
Contributions for Dialogue and Change”- Casablanca (Morocco), 22-25
November 2012, organised by the ALF in close
cooperation with the ALF National Network of Morocco and France: The
International North South Cooperation Centre (CICSN) and the Forum
Femmes Mediterranée.

Head of Networks Mtg Nov 8-11 Cyprus

Posted: November 5th, 2012

The annual meeting of all of the Heads of Network will take place in Cyprus Nov 8-11.  Any request from members for help in finding partners/contact for projects ideas can be submitted to the ireland Head of network prior to that meeting.  Please note:

•             Launch of CfP will take place Dec 2012/Jan 2013

•             Deadline for application: Feb/March 2013

•             From 8 to 12 consecutive months with all projects to be closed for evaluation by 1st July 2014.


A training session facilitated by the Grants & Monitoring Programme Manager of the Anna Lindh Foundation will take place in Cork in order to encourage and support members to apply either as lead or as partners for project funding from the ALF.  Members of other country networks are also being invited to attend.

Monday Oct 1st, 11.30a.m. to 3.00pm.  Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.

Booking is essential as spaces are limited.  Members of the ALF from neighbouring countries will also be in attendance.   

 Email or phone 021 4272022 before Monday 24th September.  

The next ALF call for proposals will be announced at the end of November 2012 so this event is particularly timely in order to get more information on the process and to get introduced to potential partners from other countries.

Call for Poposals 2012

Posted: August 7th, 2012

The ALF headquarters is now proceeding with the signature of contracts for the first Call for Proposols.  40 projects were chosen from 262 submissions. The main fields covered through the Call are ‘Culture and creativity’ (14 projects) and ‘Education and Intercultural learning’ (13 projects).

The second call for Proposals for Phase 3 is expected to be launched at the end of November. 

 Network Members are invited to nominate candidates – including themselves or members of their organizations – for this year’s edition of the Award.  The annual Award, which is bestowed by the 42 Anna Lindh National Networks, recognises the achievements of individuals and organisations that have been at the forefront of promoting intercultural dialogue in the Euro-Mediterranean region. For 2012, the Award theme is ‘Youth for Change, Social Justice and a Shared Development’.


The Award winner will receive the trophy at a prestigious ceremony and will later on participate in National Network events throughout the Euro-Mediterranean region.


Deadline for nominations: 30th July 2012


To submit your nomination:


To access the regulations and background information: