Are you between the ages of 18 and 29? Are you a citizen of a Union of the Mediterranean – UfM member state? This is your chance to apply to the third edition of the Mediterranean Youth Academy, which will be held in Barcelona, Spain, from November 6 to 9, 2023.
The MYA’s objective is to qualify and prepare selected young people from the Euro-Mediterranean region through participatory, bottom-up training programs focusing on regional challenges. The ultimate objective is to increase young people’s engagement in decision-making and policy-making processes, empowering them as active changemakers.The deadline is May 31, 2023.
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.
- 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 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 May 31, 2023 at 23:59 CEST. Applications received after the deadline will be automatically rejected.