22 June – 1 July 2018, Tarragona.– The Mediterranean Games are a multisport competition that is organised within the Olympic movement, with the recognition by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The 18th Mediterranean Games are not only an event of social transformation and international projection, but also an opportunity of being more than a sports event: a connecting link in the Mediterranean based on solidarity and harmony.
In 10 days of competition, the Games will bring to Tarragona and the territory:
- 4,000 athletes from 26 different countries
- 1,000 judges and representatives of the International Federations and the International Committee of the Games
- 1,000 journalists from all over the world
- 3,500 volunteers to cover the needs of organization
- More than 150,000 spectators
Youth for the Mediterranean
Youth for the Mediterranean is a new initiative supported by the Union for the Mediterranean, back to back with the Tarragona Games and with the active implication of Youth Partner Organizations across the Mediterranean. It will serve as new and referent yearly meeting point between inter-governmental institutions and the civil society.
During four days, 90 young leaders from different backgrounds in the Euro – Mediterranean region will gather in Tarragona (Spain) to create & initiate three fully youth-based projects. It will be the best example of a pro-active youth finding and executing solutions to the most pressing challenges the region faces. The topic areas will align with three thematic strategies of the UfM, being:
• Women’s Socio-Economic empowerment
• Youth employability and inclusive growth
• Sustainable Development
Youth with a strong CV, field experience and motivation to take action, will be able to choose between the three topic areas. Each group will consist of around 30 members and will be chaired by one member of staff of the UfM and expert on the topic and one youth discussion leader. During Spring, participants will receive specific training on the topic and skill building by local youth partner institutions, in addition to a study guide provided by the Youth Discussion Leaders.
During the four days of the Forum, participants will present good case practices of their own experiences and work together on a concrete project that will contribute towards a holistic solution in each of the three thematic strategies. They further commit to do the follow-up and implementation after the conference.