The UfM embraces the celebration of International Youth Day under the theme “Safe Spaces for Youth” to underline the urgent need to create spaces that allow them to share ideas on their projects, and participate in decision making processes. Back to back with the 4th Edition of the UfM high-level Women Conference in October in Lisbon, the UfM is organizing, in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation, a Euro-Mediterranean Youth Forum in which representatives from youth organizations will discuss and develop innovative solutions and recommendations for women’s empowerment.
Representing nearly 60% of the total population of the Euro-Mediterranean region, youth is at the heart of the UfM regional strategy. Under the leadership of the co-presidency and the commitment of its 43 Member States to a regional agenda for integration, job opportunities, dialogue and youth, the UfM always involves youth in regional diagonal.
Concrete and tangible results have been achieved by the UfM and its partners in the region: Regional Policy Platforms, Regional Cooperation Projects, Support to structured and action-oriented youth networks and initiatives.