Anna Lindh Virtual Academy 2020-2021 – Online training for Civil Society Organisations (CSO)
The Chester Beatty is delighted to partner of an 18-month project funded by the Anna Lindh Foundation. The aim of Virtual Academy is to:
- Promote intercultural dialogue and support the value of cultural diversity
- Approve the cultural richness of communities
- Overcome major social and cultural challenges
- Facilitate access and share intercultural resources, competencies and experiences in the European Mediterranean region through civil society multipliers
- Promote the impact of Euro-Mediterranean projects through different channels
- Empower ALF network members
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) form a fundamental part of an active pluralistic society. A solid set of skills in administration, advocacy, and communication is vital for CSOs to fully fulfil their duty in the society in which they are based, to establish institutional structures, and to develop an enabling working environment for their communities.
As part of the project 5 courses were developed for an online platform for the exchange of technical information, learning and training materials in 5 sub-themes and 5 languages in NGO Management. Project partners invited learners to work with local mentors and attend e-learning training offered by 7 mentors to train 15 participants on behalf of each country.
Plans are underway to present a group of Irish-based adult learners selected from existing networks including Direct Provision, the Roma and Traveller community, Northern Ireland, migrants from Europe and LGBTQ+ communities this September.
Partners include Association of Civil Society and Development Institute, Turkey (lead partner), System and Generation, International Association AISBL Belgium, The Company Les Nouveaux, Disparus, Belgium, Euro-Mediterranean Resources Network UK, and Association Agir Ensemble, Morocco.