The Anna Lindh Foundation in Slovenia

The Anna Lindh Euro-Med Foundation for Dialogue between Cultures (Anna Lindh Foundation or ALF) was founded in 2004 with its headquarters in Alexandria (Egypt).

The Anna Lindh Foundation focuses its intercultural action around three pillars: Empowering young voices; Influencing policymakers; Building a movement for dialogue and exchange in the face of growing mistrust and polarization among societies.

The Foundation is a network of networks with more than 4000 members from 42 Euro-Med countries. Each network has a national coordinator appointed by the ministry of foreign affairs or elected by the members. 

Povod institute for culture and development international relations in culture is the elected head of the network of the Anna Lindh Foundation in Slovenia, the Network in Slovenia has over 70 members who are active in various fields within the scope of EuroMed cooperation, intercultural learning and dialogue.

This platform is delectated to share about opportunities, programs and open calls shared by and for the members of the ALF network in Slovenia.

The Slovenian Anna Lindh Foundation network in Slovenia had its meeting on 27.3.2023

Rethinking Gender Equality in Youth Organisations: Training Course in Brežice, Slovenia, Apply by 7 March 2023.

source: PINA

How are you dealing with gender equality in youth work settings? Are these just words and narratives that open calls want from us or is it something that you really think about and integrate in your working environment?

This training course is for you if you would like to step out of the declarative words and start to work on gender equality in everyday youth work and create a document that will help you work with the topic in a meaningful way in the future.

The training will also be a part of the international conference on the Importance of Gender equality, where there will also be a space for networking with several Slovenian organizations and getting to know the programme Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values, which places Gender equality and Gender Mainstreaming in high priority.

Learn more about this opportunity PINA institute and apply here.

ALF Heads of Network Meeting, 30 January – 1 February 2023

On 01 February 2023, the Anna Lind Foundation concluded its Heads of Network meeting organised in collaboration with the Head of the ALF French Network. Forty participants from thirty countries engaged in fruitful discussions to assess the recent work of the ALF, address challenges in its management and governance, and develop the future programming of the Foundation. The ALF Secretariat and the Heads of Network worked on strategic aspects of the network management as well as on the new programming, with a strong commitment to dynamise the National Networks and ensure impact at local and regional levels.

Watch the throwback video here

The meeting of the ALF network in Slovenia will take place in the second half of March.

The meeting will be aimed at socialising and getting to know the Slovenian members of the ALF network and at the presentation of current events in the Euro-Mediterranean region, carried out by the Foundation.

The exact place and time of the event will be announced in early March 2023.

Solidarity with ALF Turkey and Syria, 7th February 2023

Solidarity with ALF Turkey and Syria

Anna Lindh Foundation stands in solidarity with everyone affected by the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. Our thoughts are with the victims and everyone who lost loved ones.

Our hearts go out to the people affected by the earthquakes in Syria and Turkey. You can read how you can help here:…/turkey-earthquake-syria-how-to-help/

The Euro-Mediterranean Innovation Camp (EMIC), deadline to apply 3rd of February 2023.

The EMUNI University is proud to launch the Euro-Mediterranean Innovation Camp (EMIC), an exciting new venture for 2023 to nurture #innovation and #creativityamong #youth in the region.

If you are:

✅ aged 18-35 years-old

✅ resident in the Euro-#mediterranean region

✅ and with a novel idea or #invention that can eventually be commercialised, we want to hear from you!

Your application will be reviewed by a panel of experts for their novelty, applicability and feasibility. Short-listed candidates will be invited to the next phase.

The deadline for application is Friday 3 February 2023 – don’t hesitate, apply today! ➡️

In partnership with Institut “Jožef Stefan” and Université Euromed de Fès , and with the support of Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve RS / Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, @Ministrstvo za izobraževanje, znanost in šport and Union for the Mediterranean

The city of Ljubljana celebrates the Mediterranean, 28.11.2022

Within the Anna Lindh Foundation “Celebrating the Mediterranean,”  APIS Institute co-organized with the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs a concert and a panel in Ljubljana at Cankarjev dom in cooperation with the outstanding musicians: Vasko Atanasovski, Basma Jabr and Orwa Saleh.

Mojca Nemec van Gorp from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs opened the event by addressing the visitors with the following words: “In a period of great geopolitical changes, cooperation is essential. Culture promotes diversity, social inclusion and respect, and music brings people and countries from both sides of the Mediterranean closer together.”

The panel and the concert brought people together in an intercultural atmosphere where music unites us in rich diversity. 

The city of Ptuj celebrates the Mediterranean, 28.11.2022.

For the first time, the city of Ptuj in Northeastern Slovenia celebrated “the Mediterranean day” on 28.11.2022 as part of the Anna Lindh Foundation “Celebrating the Mediterranean”. 

We are delighted that we hosted such an important celebration in Ptuj, aiming for a more inclusive and decentralised approach to celebrations and important events to take place equally in cities with fewer opportunities. 

The Povod institute co-organized the concert in cooperation with Bodi centre, the Municipality of Ptuj and the outstanding musicians: Ali R Taha and Mahmoud Al-Khatib, and the musical school: INSTRUMENTAL.KO, and two bands: LAGANINI and KUD ART URBANA”  with a magical touch of poetry by Abir Al Jundi. 

The audience described the event as a reflection of our unity through the power of music. “We celebrated with excellent music, songs and poetry reflecting the richness of the artistic scene in the Mediterranean region.”

Join the African drumming course hosted by Skuhna social enterprise in Ljubljana, 22 November 2022.

Source: Skuhna

Skuhna social entreprise a member of Anna Lindh Foundation in Slovenia is hosting an African drum course for beginners which will take place on 22 November, 2022 at Skuhna restaurant. For registration and more information check out the event information here.

An intercultural Roma-African evening organized by the EPEKA institute in Slovenia, 14 November 2022.

Source: EPEKA

The Association EPEKA, Soc. Ent., in cooperation with Cultural Art Society BAOBAB organized a Roma-African Evening.

The aim of the project is to promote intercultural cooperation and to bring the general public (children, young people and adults) closer to an understanding of the Roma cultural heritage and the cultural heritage of the African continent, with the support of workshops. We also organised a round table discussion on cultural diversity and intercultural cooperation in the field of culture in Slovenia. The project also aims to develop the event into a Roma-African festival in the coming years, which could further promote intercultural cooperation and the exchange of cultural traditions.

Discussion “Between memory and forgetfulness” 27 September 2022.

Source: APIS

TUESDAY, 27.09.2022, 13.00-15:00 INVITED: Discussion “Between memory and forgetfulness”

The Discussion brings academics, museums, curators, teachers, and youth workers together with representatives from various memorial practices and policies to discuss with youth the challenges of enhancing the quality and relevance of Holocaust education and remembrance practices or practices. The aim is also to identify new opportunities and propose recommendations for improving international interdisciplinary cooperation in the memory of crimes against humanity during World War II.


– Thomas Lutz, Topography of Terror Foundation, Berlin

– Nataša Mataušić, historian and curator, Zagreb

– Elma Hašimbegović, Director, History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo.

– Saša Petejan, journalist and curator, APIS Institute, Koper, Ljubljana

The discussion will be moderated by Vesna Teršelič, director of the Document – Center for dealing with the past.

Register at:

The project is funded by the European Union, through the Europe for Citizens program.

The discussion will be held via zoom in English.

This project is developed by the APIS Institute with Documento (Croatia) and European partners: MMH Dachau and University of Regensburg (Germany), Associazione 4704 and Topografia per la storia (Italy) and Social Academy (Slovenia).

“How Can Intercultural Learning Contribute to Sustainable Living? A study case in Ljubljana, Slovenia”, 31 March 2022

In March 2022, the Anna Lindh Foundation for Euro-Med dialogue in Slovenia conducted and published a case study that documents on-hand practices of intercultural learning for sustainable living. The group who contributed to this case study come from different geographical locations and currently lives in Ljubljana, Maribor and Ptuj. 

Here you may have access to the study case.