EU High-level virtual discussion on ‘Youth perspectives in building trust in the media through intercultural dialogue’

July 13, 2020
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On 7 July, delegates from the Anna Lindh Foundation’s flagship programme ‘Young Mediterranean Voices’ and from the European Parliament’s ‘Young Political Leaders programme’, participated in a virtual discussion focused on “Youth perspectives in building trust in the media, through intercultural dialogue” with EU High-level Representatives, including Christian Danielsson, the European Commission’s Director-General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, and a Member of the European Parliament, Ilhan Kyuchyuk, Vice-Chair of the Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee.

This discussion was the third in a series of virtual debates, organised by the Anna Lindh Foundation in collaboration with the European Parliament’s Young Political Leaders programme, aiming to factor in youth perspectives in the process of cross-cultural decision-making.

Young delegates from the Euro-Mediterranean and Western Balkans regions explored reforms focused on the importance of promoting media literacy amongst young people, supporting the safeguard of media pluralism and fostering reconciliation and facilitating intercultural dialogue. They suggested a number of concrete policy recommendations, focused on bridging the gap between youth, media and institutions.

The European Commission supports the work of the Foundation and will ensure the necessary support for the Foundation’s future. Intercultural dialogue is essential between institutions, youth and civil society” underlined Christian Danielson. He also highlighted the need to address issues of media and digital literacy, fact checking and accountability.

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Countries covered:

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