Social & Civil Affairs

Representing nearly 60% of the total population, young people constitute one of the greatest assets for stability and development in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The new action-oriented Roadmap of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is centred on young people’s potential to promote stability and development. Over 15 regional cooperation projects are endorsed by the UfM to empower youth, targeting directly more than 100,000 young men and women in the region.

Young men and women are a source of creativity, innovation and positive change if an enabling environment is provided to f...

•Around 40 experts, academics, practitioners and advocates met on 18-19 July, 2017 in Barcelona to identify key priority actions and approaches towards enhancing the roles of women and youth as key actors in preventing violent extremism in the Euro-Mediterranean region. •The event confirmed that women and youth can and do play a significant role in building secure lives and communities through addressing the root causes of violent extremism and working towards its eradication. However, in order to do so, they need to be supported and enabled. •The event also demonstrated that the drivers ...
•The 1st edition of the UfM Youth Model stimulation programme was launched under the title “DIA/Med - Les Dialogues pour la Méditerranée de Barcelone”. More than 50 young participants from 12 nationalities presented their own projects and initiatives to enhance regional integration in the Mediterranean. •UfM experts had briefed the students on Euro-Mediterranean relations and regional cooperation initiatives through several thematic workshops since January 2017 and interacted with them during the final simumation day organised at the premises of the UfM Secretariat. •This UfM Youth Model...
• The UfM Secretariat’s projects and initiatives specifically addressing women’s empowerment and gender equality benefit more than 50,000 women in 20 Euro-Mediterranean countries. Additionally, a gender mainstreaming policy is always ensured in all UfM projects. • The region could increase its per capita GDP by 25%, by enabling women’s equal participation in public life and the labour market. • Ministers of UfM Member countries will convene this year at the fourth Ministerial Meeting on “Strengthening the Role of Women in Society” to adopt a new Gender Equality agenda for the Euro-Medite...
Round Table to be organised by UNIDO on 4 April 2017 in Rome, Italy in the framework of the UfM labelled project “Promoting women empowerment for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development in the MENA region”, funded by Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI).

The Round Table will provide the platform to launch and discuss the UNIDO Technical Paper  “A study on Women Entrepreneurship Development in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia”, which is based on an extensive survey on 1210 women entrepreneurs of the region. The objective ...

The teachers’ trainings are organised under the framework of the UfM labelled project “Forming Responsible Citizens”, promoted by Ideaborn and funded by the Norwegian and Monaco governments. The project aims at establishing schools as a key vehicle for transmitting citizenship and gender equality values and is implemented in partnership with national partners and in close coordination with the national ministries of education.

In Tunisia, the 5 days training started the 26th of February in three schools, organised by the national partner, the Social Development Center.  The objective i...