EU-backed “Young Mediterranean Voices” marks major milestone in Malta

January 25, 2019
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Malta played host from 15th to 18th January 2019 to the very first “Young Mediterranean Voices: New Leadership Seminar”, coordinated by the Anna Lindh Foundation with the support of the European Commission.
The leadership seminar brought together 20 emerging leaders from across North Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Balkans, and focused on learning to put into practice values-based leadership, working with cultural intelligence and exploring effective advocacy with EU, national and international policy-makers.
Speaking at the Young Mediterranean Voices policy dialogue in Valletta, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs/Vice President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini said: “The young people involved in the Young Med Voices initiative are a source of inspiration. We are already transforming their ideas into practice such as widening access to Erasmus+ and enhancing our partnerships as we did with the Africa Union. And we are determined to continue to work together, to make their aspirations and their proposals reality.”

Young Mediterranean Voices builds on the successful precursor programme “Young Arab Voices” (YAV) launched in Alexandria in 2011 by the Anna Lindh Foundation and the British Council in response to the uprisings in the Arab region. YMV is funded through an Action Grant of the European Commission (DG NEAR), and co-financed by the Government of Finland and World Bank Group.


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Young Mediterranean Voices – website and Facebook page

Anna Lindh Foundation – website

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Tunisia