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14 May 2020, 12h –13h30h. COVID-19 is causing an unprecedented situation globally, particularly in the Euro-Mediterranean region where it is placing significant strains on the health systems, the economy, essential public services and the communities. Young people are a valuable resource and network during public health crises and emergencies. Joining forces with other front liners, youth voluntary work glues our societies together in these trying times. Youth are not to be considered as affected populations only but also as highly effective partners in the COVID-19 efforts.
The UfM organised the webinar: The Euro-Mediterranean Youth Voluntary response to the COVID-19 crisis as an occasion for youth hailing from the Euro-Mediterranean region to share their experiences in the voluntary sector, what initiatives they are taking to help those mostly at risk as a response to the pandemic. Their shared success stories shed light on lessons learned and how to cope in the face of various challenges.
The introductory session was dedicated to informative presentations from different aspects of the voluntary service such as how civil protection actors are better prepared to strengthen the voluntary sector and the role of youth voluntary organisations that are showing intergenerational solidarity on the local and regional level.
1. How are youth volunteers responding to the COVID-19 crisis?
2. How are local or regional organisations mobilizing youth in response to the pandemic?
3. The supporting role of the Civil Protection to strengthen the voluntary sector.
4. Youth shared stories.
5. Proposals from the voluntary sector for better response by the local authorities, NGOs and international organisations.
More information: UfM leaflet on Youth