This month, on 29 March 2017, a network meeting of the Dutch Anna Lindh Foundation network will take place in the centre of Amsterdam. As EUROCLIO, Head of Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation Network of the Netherlands, cordially invites all members to join this first meeting of the year. It will take place in the Centrale Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (OBA), from 13:00 until 18:00 hours.

The aim of this meeting is to enable you, the members of the Anna Lindh Foundation Network, to be informed about each other’s activities and approaches to current challenges in our work for intercultural dialogue in the Euro-Med region. We are convinced that we have many experiences and lessons learned to share with each other in a useful way.

Member council
We would like to introduce a so-called “Member council” in order to strengthen the network and connect members to each other. Such a member council would consist of 3-5 members or member organisations that are excited to think about new ways in which the ALF Network can serve the members. By making the members of the network more interconnected, it is envisioned that members would benefit more from each other and the network as a whole. We are very glad that some members have already expressed interest in joining the member council. Are you also interested to be part of the member council, or would you like to know more? Please let us know by sending a message to annalindh.netherlands@euroclio.eu.

Exchange of experiences
Moreover, we would like to enable around 3 members of the network to present their organisation’s work in approximately 30 minutes. This would enable us, as members, to have a fruitful exchange of knowledge and experiences within the diverse network. If you are interested to present your organisation at the network meeting, please let us know before Friday, 24 March, and send us a short overview of what you would like to discuss or present.

Tentative agenda
The tentative agenda for the network meeting of 29 March is as follows:

Date: 29/03/2017
Location: Simon Carmiggelt-zaal (sixth floor), Centrale Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (OBA), Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 DL Amsterdam, the Netherlands. (For information on how to reach the Centrale OBA, see http://www.oba.nl/oba/english/central-library.html)

1.    13:00 – 13:15 Welcome and introduction
2.    13:15 – 13:30 Update from ALF Headquarters
3.    13:30 – 14:15 Internal Rules update (including discussion on Member Council)
4.    14:15 – 15:45 Updates from the Network
5.    15:45 – 16:00 Coffee break
6.    16:00 – 17:00 Human Library Workshop (tentative)
7.    17:00 – 18:00 Drinks

To sign up for this meeting, please send an email to annalindh.netherlands@euroclio.eu before Wednesday, 22 March. Admission to the event is free. We will send you additional information about the member council and the internal news update, as well as the final programme by 27 March at the latest.

We are very much looking forward to this network meeting and hope to welcome you all on 29 March in Amsterdam.

Best regards,

Anna Lindh Foundation – Head of Network Netherlands