The forum gathered over 40 participants from over 10 countries, offering a unique opportunity for young experts to debate and exchange with institutional representatives on key issues in the Euro-Mediterranean area and to contribute to policy shaping in the region.
This second edition of the forum explored avenues to further stimulate greater Euro-Mediterranean youth research and mobility.
During the plenary session “Stimulating Euro-Mediterranean Youth Research and Mobility” young researchers shared their experiences in participating in exchange programmes or EU-funded research projects. The participants also heard about EU programmes for research and mobility targeting young people in the Euro-Mediterranean region and challenges in their implementation.
The working sessions aimed at identifying factors that enable or hinder the participation of young researchers and students from the Euro-Med area in EU exchange and research programmes, as well as examined shortcomings in current research on Euro-Mediterranean political and security issues including in relation to the main Euro-Mediterranean “priorities” (i.e migration and violent extremism) and reflected on how young researchers can provide solutions to address them.