Young Mediterranean Voices (YMV) seeks to empower young people to enhance a culture of dialogue, to contribute to public policy and shape media discourses, and to create a shared understanding with peers across the Mediterranean on how to address issues of common concern to their communities.
To achieve this, the partners will focus on four specific objectives (a) a cadre of young influencers with enhanced skills for dialogue and debate will be created ; (b) debating practices will be embedded in education institutions and CSOs; (c) platforms and mechanisms for young influencers will be enhanced to shape public policy, influence decision-makers and shape media narratives; (d) exposure among young debaters for shared understanding and capacity will be enhanced to develop shared responses with peers to socio-cultural challenges.
YMV brings the experience of a successful pan-Arab programme (“Young Arab Voices”), launched in Alexandria in 2011 by the Anna Lindh Foundation and the British Council, to other parts of the Euro-Mediterranean region. YMV 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 and World Bank Group.
Our Debate Hubs in Morocco: