Based on the recommendations made in the Alliance of Civilizations High-level Group Report, this action-oriented implementation plan outlines the structure that will support the work of the Alliance and its program of activities for the coming two years.
The implementation plan sets out a range of projects and initiatives which the Alliance will support and help develop over the next two years, including a media fund to promote productions developed across cultural, religious and/or national lines and a project aimed at expanding international student exchange programs.
In addition, the Alliance is establishing a rapid response media-based mechanism to provide platforms for constructive debate during times of increased tensions around cross-cultural issues. It is also developing an online clearinghouse of best practices, materials and resources on cross-cultural dialogue and cooperation projects.
In order to foster partnerships around these activities and deepen cooperation on a range of initiatives across different regions, the Alliance has developed a “Group of Friends” network – a growing community of over seventy-five States and international organizations that support the objectives of the Alliance and has networked extensively with civil society organizations dedicated to expanding cross-cultural and interfaith understanding and cooperation.
The Alliance will also seek to broaden its influence through an international Forum, to be held in Spain on 15-16 January 2008. This event will bring together governments, international and regional bodies, donor agencies, civil society groups, foundations and representatives from the private sector to help develop joint initiatives and promote projects aimed at improving relations among diverse cultures and communities.
The Alliance of Civilizations is funded through a Voluntary Trust Fund made up of contributions from member states.
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