23rd - 26th June 2011

Believe in Dialogue, Act for Citizenship

Believe in Dialogue, Act for Citizenship

The Tunis Exchange Forum is part of the Believe in Dialogue, Act for Citizenship Initiative from the Anna Lindh Foundation.

During the last few months, the Mediterranean landscape has witnessed a wave of historical changes. The uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt and other social mobilizations in the region have demonstrated that youth and civil society are eager for more freedom, social change, and consolidation of democratic values within their respective societies.

In this context, and in response to the concern of its National Networks about the implications and challenges that this historical shift can bring to the Foundation’s work and the civil society at large, the Anna Lindh Foundation decided to launch a region wide initiative titled “Believe in Dialogue, Act for Citizenship - Exchanging Practices on Participation and Democracy”.

The initiative aims at exchanging good practices and debate about citizenship and democracy among cultural operators, non-governmental organizations, media and young activists at the Euro-Med level as well as empowering and building the capacities of member organizations of the Anna Lindh civil society networks.