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Context & Rationale
Held for the second year, the Euro-Med Debate and Policy Forum, is an inter-regional dialogue-based high-level event bringing together young leaders from across the two shores of the Mediterranean, trained in policy debate and active civil society players, for a program of online intercultural debates, policy roundtables, networking sessions and virtual exchange.
It represents a critical 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 digitalization, climate action, economic growth and employment.
The Forum coincides with the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Barcelona Agreement, putting youth priorities at the core of the decision-policy making that will shape the Mediterranean's future.
Finally, it could represent an opportunity for young people to exchange their views on the COVID-19 crisis and its impacts on their societies, and to find innovative and sustainable solutions to be implemented to counter the effects of the crisis.
About Young Mediterranean Voices
Young Mediterranean Voices is the flagship debate and dialogue program connecting civil society, education and policymakers across the Southern Mediterranean and Europe. The program 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 program is funded by the European Commission (DG NEAR) and co-funded by the Government of Finland, World Bank Group and the British Council.