II Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean

24 January 2017

The network of research centres EuroMeSCo and the IEMed have collaborated with the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) on organising the 2nd Regional Forum of the UfM, this time focused on youths and their role in stability and development in the Mediterranean.

Representatives from EuroMeSCo think tanks participated in the various sessions of the forum. These included a panel on “The Future Starts Now: Youth at the Heart of the Mediterranean Agenda”, jointly organised by the IEMed and the EuroMeSCo network that featured EuroMeSCo panellists.

The debate explored the aspirations and problems of Mediterranean youths, as well as how to foster their public participation and inclusion in the job market to avoid their marginalisation and, in the worst case, their radicalisation. The question of how to strengthen cooperation and regional integration was also discussed.



The future starts now: Youth at the heart of the Mediterranean Agenda
Jorge Borrego Deputy Secretary General for Energy and Climate Action Union for the Mediterranean
Hatem Atallah Executive Director Anna Lindh Foundation
Dalia Ghanem Senior Analyst Middle East and North Africa EU ISS – European Union Institute for Security Studies
Claire Spencer Senior Research Fellow for the MENA programme Chatham House
Tina Hocevar Bureau member European Youth Forum
Sara Hasna Mokaddem International Relations Specialist OCP Policy Centre
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