Photo by Constanze Flamme Tandem Shaml V Partner Forum Participants Announced Following the Tandem Shaml V call for application, we have received a total of 262 applications from from the eligible Arab and European countries. We have received many high-quality applications, which made the selection process exciting and challenging as the Jury had to select only 30 culture managers representing 30 organisations: 15 from Arab countries and 15 from European countries. We are now happy to announce the names of the people and organisations that have been selected to take part in the Tandem Shaml V Partner Forum in Hammamet, Tunisia from Tuesday 19 to Sunday 24 June 2018. Arab Countries Arab Cinema Center- Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Meriame Deghedi Art from people to people– Luxor, Egypt Eiad Oraby Artistes Sans Frontières – Tunisie- Sfax, Tunisia Malek Maazoun Contemporary Image Collective – CiC– Cairo, Egypt Sandra Edward Filmmaking For Children Initiative – Khartoum, Sudan Yasir Faiz Fondation Touria et Abdelaziz Tazi– Casablanca, Morocco Zineb Haddaji Hewar Company for Independent Theater and Performing Arts –Alexandria, Egypt Nada Abdelwahab Lest we Lost Initiative- Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Mohamed Aljneibi MedeArts– Irbid, Jordan Amjad Al-Mestarihy Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development- Abu dhabi, United Arab Emirates Fatima Alhashmi MuseoLab– Jbail, Lebanon Nelly Abboud Nota Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Tara Aldughaither Shagaf for digital expression– Ramallah, Palestinian Territories Ala’ Hamamreh Taragalte pour la culture et le développement durable– Zagora, Morocco Ibrahim Sabi Think Tanger– Tanger, Morocco Amina Mourid European Countries !DROPS– Gent, Gentbrugge, Belgium Hendrikje Meyvis Association for promotion of cultures Kulturtreger– Zagreb, Croatia Miljenka Buljevic CUMPLICIDADES – Lisbon International Contemporary Dance Festival – Lisboa, Portugal Sara Machado Gabriela Tudor Foundation – Bucharest, Romania Cosmin Manolescu Il Teatro Prova Soc. Coop. Soc.– Bergamo, Italy Silvia Giordano Jiwar Creation and Society – Barcelona, Spain Mireia Estrada Gelabert Kulturnetzwerk Neukölln / Young Arts- Berlin, Germany Anna Maier Laboratorio Zip+ – Torino, Italy Anna Moretto Mikser Association – Belgrade, Serbia Sneyana Curuvija Naš most/Pegla umjesto kista – Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina Lidija Pisker OSTPOL e.V.– Leipzig, Germany Cathy de Haan Plegma – Skopelos, Greece Konstadina Angeletou STAN\СТАН – Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine Farah Al Zubaidi STUDIO POP CIC – Glasgow, UK Cristian Suau The Language Project – Athens, Greece Maria Tetradi About the Partner Forum During the Partner Forum, the invited culture managers will meet and have a few days to get to know each other and be introduced to the Tandem programme. This will help them decide with which partner they would like to cooperate and formulate a collaboration proposal. It can happen that participants cannot find a partner during the Forum, we do hope that this will still be an inspiring opportunity for networking. The list of selected participants is only for the Tandem Partner Forum. After this meeting, there will be a second application call and selection procedure to choose the Tandems that will join the main phase of the programme. Tandem Shaml – Cultural Managers Exchange Europe – Arab Region is an initiative which was developed by the European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam) and MitOst (Berlin) in collaboration with Culture Resource (Arab Region). The programme is supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Stuttgart), the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (Abu Dhabi), Stichting DOEN (Amsterdam) and Mimeta (Norway).