ALDA’s Renewed Leadership: Championing Intercultural dialogue in France with the Anna Lindh Foundation

Mar 15, 2024

Good governance

On March 12, 2024, the General Assembly of the French network of the Anna Lindh Foundation took place, marking an important moment in the ongoing commitment to fostering Euro-Mediterranean intercultural dialogue. Among the significant outcomes of this assembly was the reaffirmation of ALDA as co-head of the network, alongside Les Têtes de l’Art, a vibrant youth and cultural association based in Marseille (France).

The Anna Lindh Foundation is an organisation based in Alexandria (Egypt) created in 2004 in a follow-up initiated by the Barcelona process of 1995. At its core, the Foundation champions the noble mission of fostering Euro-Mediterranean intercultural dialogue, transcending borders and barriers to nurture understanding and cooperation across diverse communities. 

Within this expansive network, the Anna Lindh Foundation focuses on innovation and collaboration, boasting a unique co-leadership governance model shared by only a few others. ALDA, alongside Les Têtes de l’Art, has been entrusted with the responsibility of guiding and animating approximately 80 member associations spread across France

This mandate represents a call to action, and a promise to the dedication and vision of those entrusted with the task

As ALDA continues with another mandate, we will do so with a profound sense of purpose and commitment. Building upon the groundwork laid during the preceding years, ALDA is motivated to continue the work generated by past initiatives and lead the network towards new heights of collaboration and impact. 

The significance of this continued leadership role cannot be overstated. In an era marked by division and discord, the work of organisations like the Anna Lindh Foundation takes on added importance. By fostering dialogue and cooperation across cultures and communities, they serve as a base for positive change, laying the groundwork for a more inclusive and harmonious future.

As the French network of the Anna Lindh Foundation charts its course for the years ahead, it does so with a sense of optimism and determination. With ALDA and Les Têtes de l’Art at the helm, it is poised to navigate the complexities of our interconnected world by fostering inter and intra-networks synergies through the constant development of regionalised national actions of members and solidifying their main transversal work thematics: Youth and Education, Art and Culture and Environment.