UfM Secretariat and Konrad Adenauer Foundation give a voice to engaged youth in the Mediterranean

May 11, 2017
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A total of 35 engaged young men and women representing youth organisations from 24 countries from the north and south of the Mediterranean exchanged on ideas and shared experiences for better cooperation on youth priorities in the Mediterranean region, during a seminar jointly hosted by the UfM Secretariat and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation on the theme ‘Bridging Youth across the Mediterranean’.

Throughout the seminar, participants discussed issues such as youth participation, youth policies, the risks and opportunities of new forms of communication and potential for future cooperation.

Speaking at the opening of the seminar, the Secretary General of the UfM and the Director of the Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung underlined the vast and largely untapped potential of opportunities of youth.

They highlighted the commitment of their respective institutions to contribute to efforts aiming at bridging youth across the Mediterranean, providing them with adequate education and employability skills, and giving young representatives from the Euro-Mediterranean region incentives for a successful participation in the development of their communities, countries and of the whole region.

UfM Secretary General Sijilmassi stressed the priority given to youth by the UfM. The 2nd UfM Regional Forum, held in Barcelona last January under the EU and Jordan Co-presidency, focused on the theme of ‘Youth for Stability and Development’ and placed youth at the very heart of the Euro-Mediterranean regional cooperation agenda

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UfM priority areas

Countries covered:

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