Transformative Youth in Action

Opportunity type : Calls for Proposals
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The Mediterranean Youth in Action (MYA) programme embodies a dynamic approach toward fostering positive change in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Grounded in the principle of experiencing through action, MYA empowers young pioneers to become catalysts for transformation and advocates for societal progress. With a steadfast commitment to peer sharing and learning, MYA cultivates a vibrant community where young leaders collaborate, exchange ideas, and harness their collective potential. Embracing a Euro-med vision, the programme bridges cultural divides and promotes dialogue, understanding, and cooperation across borders. Through initiatives aimed at empowering young people to shape public policy and promoting active citizenship, MYA positions youth as the true agents of change, envisioning a future where they play pivotal roles in shaping the societal landscape of the Mediterranean region.


Dive into the world of transformative action with the Mediterranean Youth in Action (MYA) programme! This call is all about empowering young leaders to make a tangible impact on their communities. Through MYA, young transformative leaders from both shores of the Euro-Mediterranean region are invited to take the reins and implement grassroots initiatives addressing local needs and promoting inclusion. It is about hands-on involvement and real change. Moreover, these initiatives at the local community level will serve as exemplary models, showcasing the relevance and effectiveness of community action at the broader Euro-Mediterranean scope. This call is a dynamic opportunity for young leaders to unleash their innovation and drive lasting, positive change in society. So, if you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and be part of something truly meaningful, MYA is calling your name. Join us, and let’s turn vision into action!

Who can apply?
Young Transformative Leaders of age between 18 and 35, who have the nationality of one of the 43 countries of the UFM, affiliated with youth-led or youth-oriented organizations active at the community level.

What should the initiative be about?
The initiatives should be locally transformative, addressing community needs and promoting inclusion. They can tackle various issues, such as social, economic, public policy, or other issues, as long as there is a clear demonstration that these concerns align with the needs of the community. The implementation should be in one of the 43 countries of the UFM.

How to apply?
Initiate your involvement by submitting your online application via the available online form only  before 21 July 2024 23.59 Central European Time, CET. Ensure alignment with the criteria, demonstrating your commitment to driving positive change in your local community. Craft a concise initiative outline, limited to 500 words, focusing on local transformative initiatives that address community needs and promote inclusion.
Only complete applications, meeting the criteria and submitted before the deadline will be considered.
Please note that it is not possible to save the application as a draft or to make any changes after submitting it. At the close of the call, the most recently submitted version of the application will be processed. The same applicant cannot submit more than one proposal under this call.
Due to the high volume of expected applications, responses to individual requests will not be provided. Only pre-screened candidates will be contacted.
In case of technical problems or questions related to the call, please send questions to:

Countries covered:

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