We war a member of Friends of Europe, Join us together with the Anna Lindh Mediterranean Foundation, for the upcoming Policy Insight “Rebooting Regional Cooperation – Mainstreaming the Youth Perspective in Global Decision-Making” that will take place on Tuesday 5 November from 16:45 to 18:00 in Brussels.
Across the European and MENA regions, there is a growing trust gap between young people and institutions including multilateral organizations, national authorities and even international civil society. At the same time, young people across the two shores of the Mediterranean are leading innovative solutions on the ground, tackling issues from climate change and peace-building to historic polarisation across societies of the region. While young people drive change, they are not in the driver’s seat, and it is time to call for “license” to transform youth voice to youth agency in steering our common future.
How can young adults worldwide make better use of their connectivity to work on their shared concerns?
What needs to be done to empower young people as agents of change in accelerating the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals?
What are effective measures to build large-scale partnerships with youth agency at their heart, and counter the polarisation that currently prohibits global cooperation?
Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society
Maciej Popowski, European Commission Deputy Director-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
Élisabeth Guigou, President of the Anna Lindh Foundation and former Minister of European Affairs of France
Delegates from across the MENA region and Europe associated to the Young Mediterranean Voices and European Young Leaders (EYL40) Programmes
This Policy Insight is run in association with the pioneering “Young Mediterranean Voices” debate programme, coordinated by the Anna Lindh Foundation, co-funded by the European Commission Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations and launched by the EU High-Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
16:15–16:45 Welcome and registration of participants
16:45–18:00 Policy Insight
18:00 End of Policy Insight
Contact us for registration: firstname.lastname@example.org