Regional Network Meeting

The annual meeting of the Swedish network together with Nordic-Baltic civil society.

The Anna Lindh Foundation network in Sweden hosted a regional network meeting on 9-10 March at the World Culture Museum (Världskulturmuseet) in Gothenburg

The meeting brought together more than 40 members and alumni of the Anna Lindh Foundation Swedish network and network coordinators from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. This is the first time the network members met in real life since the pandemic (2020).  

The meeting's agenda was shaped around these goals:  


The meeting was organised with the support of the Swedish network advisory committee: Karin Bruce, Bilal Almubarak and Denise L. Mellion. 

The Anna Lindh Foundation Executive Director attended the first day of the meeting as part of his work trip in Sweden. Also, the former director of the Swedish Institute in Alexandria, Jan Henningsson took part in the meeting and talked about the background history of the Anna Lindh Foundation. Finally, the Deputy-Director of the Swedish Dialogue Institute in Amman took part in the meeting and shared the work done by the Institute in promoting intergenerational dialogue. 

Members had a brainstorming about the network activities in Sweden and beyond. This includes suggestions for the flagship programme Celebrating Our Diversity.

Meeting agenda

Thursday 9 March

10.30 - 11.15 Registration and welcome fika

11.15 - 11.30 Welcome and introduction by ALF network coordinator, Rasha Shaaban

11.30 - 11.45 Anna Lindh Foundation Strategy 2022-2025 by Josep Ferré (ALF Executive Director)

11.45 - 12.30 Networking (facilitated by Karin Bruce - LärOlika)

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch at Tabla restaurant (Världskulturmuseet)

13.30 - 14.30 Intercultural Dialogue Today. Introduction by Bertil Björk (STPLN)

15.00 - 16.00 Anna Lindh Network Open Mic

16.00 - 17.00 "Democracy Doesn't Exist. We Make It" exhibition visit.

18.30 - 20.00 Dinner 

Friday 10 March

09.00 - 09.30 Warming-up and introduction

09.40 - 10.40 Practitioners Lab (simultaneous workshops)

10.40 - 11.00 Fika | Coffee Break 

11.00 - 12.00 Practitioners Lab (simultaneous workshops)

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch 

13.15 - 14.30 Anna Lindh Network Open Mic

14.30 - 15.30 Slow-dating torget

15.30 - 16.15 Celebrating Our Diversity: generating ideas for ALF programmes

16.15 - 16.30 Feedback and conclusion

16.30 - 17.00 World Culture Museum Visit (optional)

17.00 - Departure

(photos by Omer Hingora)


This meeting is organised with the support of the Anna Lindh Foundation, European Commission and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

For queries, please contact the Swedish network coordinator Rasha Shaaban.