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29 July 2021 Euromed Young Researchers Lab

The Euromed Young Researchers Lab is a unique opportunity for young researchers and high-level students, younger than 36 years old, who have attained at least a bachelor’s degree and working on issues related to Euro-Mediterranean relations and policies. By offering several opportunities, this programme helps young professionals to boost their skills and gain recognition and visibility.

The Euromed Young Researchers Lab includes a comprehensive set of tailored activities which offer young researchers a possibility to improve their skills, connect and network with their peers from both shores of the Mediterranean. Each year, a selected group of them meet in a city of the Euro-Mediterranean region to discuss specific issues of Euro-Mediterranean relations and exchange ideas about how a new generation of researchers can contribute to policy debates, with other relevant stakeholders, including policy-makers.

The Lab serves also as a springboard for young professionals to gain visibility in broader circles and participate in other activities, including in the framework of the EuroMeSCo network or other initiatives coordinated by the IEMed, thereby connecting with an even larger community of stakeholders and contributing to the debates. On a more permanent basis, enrolled young researchers get access to dedicated social networks. Thus, they get a chance to network with their peers and gain access to useful resources for their work, including information on research developments such as conferences and publications as well as policy developments.

The objective of the Lab is to empower young professionals and especially young female researchers in their respective organisations and way beyond. Thus, it creates a unique opportunity to stakeholders on the receiving end to benefit from fresh and innovative research, in tune with concerns and perspectives of a group that is a key target of Euro-Mediterranean policies and who will determine the future of Euro-Mediterranean relations.

This year´s edition of the Euromed Young Researchers Forum will take place in October 2021 in Barcelona. It will be about:

Green and Digital Transition in the Euro-Mediterranean: Youth Connecting the Dots Across Economic Development, Migration and Security”.

Participants will:

  • Present their research proposals on economic development, migration and security with a green/digital nexus
  • Benefit from capacity building sessions on infographics and how to write a policy brief
  • Access remunerated publishing opportunities: authors of selected Concept Notes will be asked to convert their proposals into Policy Briefs