Réseau Euromed France (REF) is organizing, in collaboration with NET-MED Youth, an encounter titled “An Overview of Youth in the Mediterranean Region”. The event will take place in Casablanca (Morocco) from 3 to 5 April 2017. This is part of a larger REF program « Mediterranean Youth », which started in October 2015 in Paris, and in which a few NET-MED Youth members had already taken part. “MediterraneanYouth: An Overview of the Youth of the Mediterranean Region” encounter will include thematic workshops (work-training-decent labour / mobility-freedom of movement / art-culture / citizenship-media), field visits, exchange of best practices, capacity-building sessions and a public debate. A specific time will be devoted to the question of young people's involvement in civil society.


We will work mostly in French and Arabic (translation in English will be confirmed depending on the number of English-speaking people’s applications).


The goals of the meeting: 

  • Gather people working on youth issues in Mediterranean countries, 
  • Present and highlight local initiatives and encourage initiatives building by actors from both banks of the Mediterranean,
  • Encourage young people to develop their expertise and skills through exchange of best practice and intergenerational dialogue, 
  • Produce a collective overview on youth actors’ issues in the Mediterranean basin.



Youth participants should meet the following criteria:

  • They should be involved in an organization or action directed to Mediterranean youth, 
  • They should live in one of the following countries: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, France, Libya, Syria, Palestine, Malta, Spain, Greece, Lebanon and Portugal
  • Priority will be given to candidates aged 16 to 29. 



The list of participants is now closed. Thank you to all who sent their applications!



*This project is implemented in collaboration with UNESCO’s Networks for Mediterranean Youth and the Réseau Euromed Maroc. It is supported by the French Agency for Development, the Fondation de France and the Service de Coopération et d’Action Culturelle (SCAC) of the French Embassy in Algeria. 

In the field

Youth and Media


Activities building skills among youth organizations and young journalists; to enhance youth representation in media and promote freedom of expression, media and information literacy and youth-generated media content.

Youth and Employment


Activities joining youth organizations, employment experts and different national stakeholders to engage in dialogue and work together on unemployment solutions and skills needs. 

Youth Policies


Activities empowering youth to participate in the communal and national development, revision and implementation of national youth strategies and public policies.