The goal of the Alliance of Civilizations of the United Nations is to forge a collective will to establish a paradigm of mutual respect between civilizations and promote understanding and transmission of civic values and a culture of peace worldwide. To achieve it the Enclaves Foundation has identified the need to do so by supporting the various civil society organizations (CSO) operating locally, nationally and internationally. A formula to achieve this is to provide CSO with higher visibility to face public institutions and citizens in order them to become fully aware of the work being done.
On the occasion of the nomination of Valletta as European Capital of Culture in 2018 the Town Hall of Valletta and the Government of the Republic of Malta have made an effort and rehabilitated the Upper Fort St. Elmo. From the Enclaves Foundation has been proposed the UNAOC and CSOs to be hosted in its facilities and, in recognition of such gesture from the Maltese authorities, request the European Commission to rename Valletta as European Capital of Interculturality in 2018.
The Enclaves Foundation proposes the Alliance of Civilizations of the United Nations (UNAOC) to lead this initiative, supporting the idea of creating at Fort St Elmo, located in Valletta, capital of Malta, an Enclave of the Alliance of Civilizations (EAC). The idea is this EAC to host in its facilities various CSO delegations under the umbrella of the UNAOC. Like this the EAC would become a reference for CSO interaction with public institutions and in turn, will allow the location of a permanent exhibition to promote the visibility of past, present and future projects.
The EAC will also be a meeting point for anyone wishing to promote initiatives in the field of the four strategic lines of action of the UNAOC: Education, Youth, Migration and Media. The idea is the EAC to become a benchmark of the socio-economic development boost, in particular, initiatives promoting vocational training, employment and business cooperation of intercultural and cross-border character.