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The EU Jeel Connect network was created in order to help raise awareness about the EU’s contribution to a better future for young people across the Southern Neighbourhood and support more robust and enhanced youth engagement.

More specifically, the network’s objectives are:

  • To inspire the youth  by engaging in exciting activities in partnership with the EU Neighbours South programme, the EU Delegation in each country or the EU funded programmes and projects; and by showcasing actions, vision and insights of young people involved in EU activities and programmes.
  • To promote EU opportunities available to young people, supporting their personal, social and professional development and being on first alert about, projects, programmes, education, professional and training opportunities.
  • To create better visibility of the EU among young people in each country, especially those with fewer opportunities; from disadvantaged backgrounds, from rural or remote areas, or belonging to vulnerable groups, encouraging them to further engage with or benefit from EU activities and initiatives in their specific regions and areas of interest.
  • To network and connect with the pool of multi-talented young people and influencers working with the EU Neighbours South, the EU Delegation in each country and the EU-funded programmes and projects in view of maximizing the visibility of major actions and initiatives in the sectors of interest to you and your audience.

Key Facts:

  • EU JEEL CONNECT exists in many countries and territories in the Southern Neighbourhood including Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine* and Tunisia.
  • Becoming a member of the EU JEEL CONNECT network is voluntary and on a goodwill basis.
  • Members of the EU JEEL CONNECT network include young people from various backgrounds and cultures who engage in a variety of exciting communication and outreach activities that are non-political, non-profit and non- partisan.

EU Neighbours South will launch a new phase to identify EU Jeel Connectors in January 2024.

Expressions of interest can be filled on the following form: Expression of interest to become an EU Jeel Connector – Google Forms