“Youth to Youth - deliberations and sharing of experiences on the current Mediterranean Refugee and Migrant Crisis: its challenges, impacts and opportunities”, aims to mobilize youths in high schools in the Euro-Med region to gain more awareness, reflect on, and contribute their voices and local knowledge to the ongoing cross Mediterranean refugee and migrant crisis.
The project, targets sixteen (16) high school youths (15-20 year old) from the partner countries, who will be trained as ambassadors of diversity and change for a more tolerant, culturally understanding and receptive Euro-Med region. These will in turn utilize the gained skills, tools and knowledge to lead and implement similar training and related activities in their local schools and communities through round table discussions and school information workshops among others.
The project consortium is comprised of four partner organizations from Denmark, Turkey, Sweden and Lebanon. The project activities will run for one year with implementations in local schools and communities of the partner countries.
The project include the following main activities:
1- International conference at Denmark – Copenhagen: A 7 days Exchange seminar for 16 youths from 4 countries within the Euro-Med region held in Copenhagen in Denmark.
2- Local workshops at the participating countries: Eight (8) workshops concerning the refugee crisis held in 8 high schools across the 4 participating countries, with two workshops in each country.
3- Round table with the decision makers: Four (4) round table discussions with local politicians, leaders and the general public held across all participating countries, with one (1) round table in each country.
This project is funded by Anna-Lindh Foundation for a period of 12 months (2016 – 2017).