UfM to organize 1st Youth Forum for the Mediterranean to design regional cooperation projects
July 4, 2018
The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and the Tarragona City Council will jointly organize the 1st Youth Forum for the Mediterranean on 6-9 July in Tarragona, Spain. Held in the framework of the XVIII Mediterranean Games, the Forum will bring together 45 representatives from youth-led organizations, platforms and networks from 20 countries to share their experience, best practices and innovative ideas with a view to developing regional cooperation projects led by youth in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
The Forum aims to foster intercultural dialogue among youth organisations from both shores of the Mediterranean, and create space for project-building. It will provide the participants with a comprehensive knowledge on how to develop a regional cooperation project from its concept to its implementation. Each session will encourage collective thinking and exchange of methods and good practices on regional partnerships and project development, by bridging youth-led organisations and platforms with regional cooperation actors, such as the UfM and some of its key partners. The Forum will ultimately promote youth participation and action in the Euro-Mediterranean area and its action-oriented regional agenda.
Fostering a common vision and exchanging with senior experts from the region, the young Mediterranean practitioners are expected to present their ideas for potential regional projects that can be labelled by the UfM, in line with the current Euro-Mediterranean policy frameworks and focusing on the main strategic priorities of the Union for the Mediterranean, namely youth employability, women’s empowerment and sustainable development. The projects developed during the Forum will also seek to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Euro-Mediterranean region.