‘Young Med Voices’ Regional Virtual Forum: harnessing youth-led efforts for an Euro-Mediterranean cooperation in the framework of the 2030 Agenda
The Young Mediterranean Voices “Virtual” Euro-Med Debate and Policy Forum will take place from 30 September to 5 October 2020. The event is 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.
The Forum will bring together young leaders from across the two shores of the Mediterranean, trained in policy debate and active civil society players, for a unique programme of online intercultural debates, policy roundtables, networking sessions and virtual exchange. Policy recommendations will be captured and presented as a main output to decision-makers in a culminating high level policy dialogue session on October 5th.
The occasion represents a central contribution from young people of the Euro-Mediterranean region to lead and drive the 2030 Global Agenda for Sustainable Development. The motions of the debates will be connected to key SDGs, in particular linked to education and digitalisation, climate action, economic growth and employment.
The Forum coincides with the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Barcelona Declaration, putting youth priorities at the core of the decision-making process that will shape the Mediterranean region's future.
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 is coordinated by the Anna Lindh Foundation, co-founded by the British Council, and developed in partnership with the Center for Mediterranean Integration, Friends of Europe, the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid, MEDAC and Soliya. The programme is funded by the European Commission (DG NEAR) and co-funded by the Government of Finland, World Bank Group and the British Council.