EU-supported Young Med Voices Regional ‘Virtual’ Forum draws out proposals to accelerate 2030 agenda implementation
October 12, 2020
Over 40 Young Mediterranean Voices alumni from 18 different countries in the Euro-Mediterranean region, participated in the ‘Virtual’ Euro-Med Debate and Policy Forum that took place from 30 September to 5 October, 2020. Policy dialogue sessions involved EU High-Level representatives.
Young Mediterranean Voices alumni put forward policy recommendations emerged from debate sessions organised in previous days, connected to key SDGs, in particular linked to education and digitalisation, climate action, economic growth and employment.
Held for the second year, the ‘Virtual’ Forum was organised by the Anna Lindh Foundation in partnership with the Center for Mediterranean Integration and the British Council, with the support of the European Union. It showcased a unique methodology of intercultural youth-led debates, used to draw out key issues and proposals to accelerate the implementation and increase the reach of the 2030 Agenda.
Interactive networking sessions and youth consultations also took place, to reflect on the role of youth to promote Euro-Mediterranean cooperation, on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Barcelona Declaration.
Young Mediterranean voices is the flagship debate and Dialogue programme connecting civil society, education and policy-makers across the southern Mediterranean and Europe. The programme provides a pioneering platform to open doors for young influencers to shape policy and media narratives. It is grounded on the positive experience of Young Arab Voices launched in 2011 by the Anna Lindh Foundation and British Council and it benefits from the support of the European Union.