Euro-Med Education Without Borders
The European economic crisis strained relations between many European countries. It has also led to undermining values like democracy and freedom that the European Union was built on. These same values came under further strain as Europe struggles to deal with the aftermath of the refugee crisis of 2015-2016, which led to further mistrust between the regions.
With these challenges in mind, the organisers of the project set out to increase Euro-Mediterranean cooperation in order to forge common ground for different parties and especially young people on both sides of the Mediterranean by building on common values and a shared vision of the future.
The project organisers set out to reach their goals with a series of meetings and workshops that took place from the 1st of May in 2016 to the 28th of February 2017. These activities took place in Spain, Sweden, Morocco, Jordan, Egypt and Estonia and they gave a foundation and basis to the development of the Euro-Mediterranean Education Without Borders toolkit and web resource.
The project ended with an international conference in June 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia. Its participants included management from the Anna Lindh Foundation, experts, representatives from European Commission Union for the Mediterranean, Governments and Embassy representatives.
The project was co-funded by the Anna Lindh Foundation and supported by Tallink Group and other supporters. Estonian partner has taken on a leadership role, but the project is conceived as a full partnership between the ten countries.