Union for the Mediterranean webinar stressed role of youth volunteers during COVID-19

May 20, 2020
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The first UfM webinar gathered different youth representatives to highlight the Euro-Mediterranean youth voluntary response during the coronavirus crisis.

How are youth volunteers responding to COVID-19? How are local or regional organisations in the Euro-Mediterranean region mobilizing youth to respond to the pandemic? To answer these questions and many more, the UfM gathered different youth voluntary organisers including international, regional and local organisations and NGOs from the UfM Member States.

The webinar called “the Euro-Mediterranean Youth voluntary response to the COVID-19 crisis” saw the opening of the UfM Secretary General, Nasser Kamel who stressed the fact that youth are “the most affected, as they are the most active in the society in terms of productivity, mobility and interaction so this crisis was disruptive in terms of their lifestyle and prospects for their future”.

The different panels discussed how youth volunteers are responding to the COVID-19 crisis, how local or regional organisations are mobilizing youth in response to the pandemic, and the supporting role of the Civil Protection to strengthen the voluntary sector.


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The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)

Countries covered:

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