14th edition of MED’ EDUC and General Assembly of the French Network of Anna Lindh Foundation

Jun 05, 2012

Good governance

The 14th edition of Med’Educ organised by the association U’Marinu took place on the ship of SNCM, Danielle Casanova, in Marseille (France) on 30th of May and was followed by the General Assembly of the French network of the Anna Lindh Foundation.
Marine Henry, ALDA’ project manager, attended this edition of Med Educ as well as the General Assembly of the French network of Anna Lindh Foundation.
Med’ Educ is an annual event organised around three main pillars: education, sustainable development and Mediterranean.
The theme chosen in 2012 was “Volunteering and Culture for sustainable development in Mediterranean: opportunities for civil society to be involved”. During the morning session it was discussed about the heritage of the Mediterranean area and challenges to be faced. As Tunisia was the invited country this year, a Tunisian Deputy, Mrs Nadia Chabaane, made an overview of the political situation in her country in an interview made by a French journalist, Mr Ahmed Jemai (Act Media). Then numerous representatives of Mediterranean networks of civil society presented their action to about 200 participants, who were attending this session. The afternoon was more focused on the field of volunteering as a tool for intercultural dialogue among “Mediterranean citizens”.
The Anna Lindh Foundation, launched in 2005, is the main network working with and for civil society in the Mediterranean area. Its purpose is to bring people together from across the Mediterranean to improve mutual respect between cultures and to support action across fields impacting on mutual perceptions among people of different cultures and beliefs. Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF) is developing a region-wide Network of over 3000 civil society organisations around 43 national networks.
The General Assembly of the French network was the occasion for Andreu Claret, General Director of ALF to present the new strategy of the foundation and to launch the Forum 2013 of ALF which will be held in Marseille from 4th to 7th April 2013 and will gather all FAL’ national networks and more than 1000 Mediterranean civil society organisations.