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Call for Applicaions! Mediterranean Youth Academy

11.05.2023 / Created by (EMWF)

Are you between 18 and 29 years old? Are you a national of one of the Union of the Mediterranean –UfM Member States? This is your chance to apply to the 3rdedition of the Mediterranean Youth Academy to be held from the 6thto the 9th of November in Barcelona, Spain.

5 May 2023. The 3rd edition of the Mediterranean Youth Academy – MYA will be held from 6 to 9 of November 2023 in Barcelona, back-to-back with the High-Level Launch Event of the UfM Youth Action Plan. Young people from the Euro-Mediterranean region are encouraged to apply to secure attendance.

The mission of the MYA is to qualify and prepare selected young people from the Euro-Mediterranean area through interactive, bottom-up training programs focused on issues that are relevant to the region. The overall goal is to enhance the participation of young people in the decision and policy-making processes empowering them as active changemakers.

The 3rd edition of the MYA is co-organised by the Union for the Mediterranean – UfM and the Mediterranean Youth Foundation for Development – MYF with the support of the German Development Cooperation. The program aims at promoting awareness and involving youth in response to Mediterranean issues and challenges related to three thematic clusters: Climate Change & Climate Justice, Social Inclusion, Youth Employment. Participants will have the unique chance to attend thematic non-formal education training sessions and high-level panels. Furthermore, they will be encouraged to propose youth-related initiatives that would possibly receive, at a further stage, implementation support by the MYF.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be between 18 and 29 years old by the time of the application submission.
  • Be nationals of one of the UfM Member States.
  • By the time of the application submission, have a valid travel document.
  • Have an Intermediate level of English.
  • Have the availability to follow the MYA for the full four days (6-9 November 2023).
  • Have previous knowledge or experience in one or more of the three MYA Thematic Clusters.

Interested applicants must fill out the online application form by no later than 31st of May 2023, 23:59 CEST. Applications received after the deadline will be automatically rejected.

Up to 50 successful applicants from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, and Türkiye will receive the full coverage of the costs related to their participation, including flights, accommodation, and boarding. When applying, all candidates will be requested to express their preference for one of the three abovementioned thematic clusters.

To get to know more on the eligibility criteria, application process, and the possibility to get the full coverage of the costs related to participation to the event, please check the Guidelines for Applicants. Applications that do not comply with the Guidelines for Applicants will be automatically rejected.

All the successful applicants will be invited to attend the High-level Launch Event of the UfM Youth Action Plan foreseen on 09 November in Barcelona.


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