What is the “Young Mediterranean Voices” programme?
Young Mediterranean Voices is the EU-funded Programme for intercultural dialogue and debate, aimed to promote the culture of dialogue amongst youth and creates a shared understanding with their peers across the Mediterranean.
Who are our partners?
Young Mediterranean Voices is coordinated by the Anna Lindh Foundation, co-founded by the British Council, and developed in partnership with the Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), Friends of Europe, the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid, MEDAC and Soliya. The programme is funded by the European Commission and co-funded by the Government of Finland, the British Council and World Bank Group.
What are the programme’s objectives?
The Young Mediterranean Voices programme aims to provide young women and men with a unique opportunity to:
- develop 21st century skills such as critical thinking and cultural intelligence through debate training and leadership;
- facilitate constructive online engagement and participate in intercultural debate groups through virtual exchanges;
- Securing a dialogue platform for youth to discuss constructive suggestions for current challenges with experienced leaders, mentors and partner institutions working across the globe
What are the Southern Mediterranean countries included?
Eight countries from the South Mediterranean region have been implementing the Young Mediterranean Voices programme since 2018: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia.
How is the programme implemented?
The Young Mediterranean Voices programme is implemented through a year-long cycle of activities. If you have already heard about the Young Mediterranean Voices programme, you have also probably come across terms such as ‘Debate Hub’, ‘Master Facilitator’, ‘Peer Facilitator.’ The below explains the cycle of activities and all these terms in detail.