The Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF) has launched a survey to get an initial overview of the civil society organisations (CSO) response mechanisms during COVID-19, and to gain new perspectives on how to strengthen intercultural dialogue and organisational resilience. In addition, the Foundation is paving the way for a structured dialogue with its CSOs Network and stakeholders in light of the crisis and the hybrid future.
The assessment of the ALF survey is based on answers of 289 ALF CSO members, mostly non-governmental organisations from 41 Euro-Mediterranean countries, that are working in diverse fields, 65% from North Mediterranean and 35% from South Mediterranean CSOs. The survey ran for four weeks, from April to May 2020.
The survey outcome especially emphasizes the need to support the development of organisational resilience and innovation in preparation for uncertainties related to the pandemic.
The Anna Lindh Foundation for Inter-Cultural Dialogue promotes knowledge, mutual respect and inter-cultural dialogue between the people of the Euro-Mediterranean region, working through a network of more than 3,000 civil society organisations in 43 countries. Its budget is co-funded by the EU (€10 million) and the EU Member States (€6 million).