2019 EU Neighbours Call for participants launched to take part in Youth Forum
Deadline: April 30, 2019.
This year´s edition of the Youth Forum, which will take place in Barcelona on 16-17 June 2019, will focus on online and offline youth activism in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Conceived and funded by the IEMed, the Youth Forum, gathering over 30 participants from over 10 countries, offers a unique opportunity to debate and exchange with policy makers and other young experts on key issues in the Euro-Mediterranean area and to contribute to policy shaping in the region.
1. On this occasion, a call for participants has been launched to select up to 15 young researchers and students from the Euro-Mediterranean region to participate and intervene actively in the Youth Forum, and to take part in the EuroMeSCo Annual Conference “Civil Society and Social Movements in the Euro-Mediterranean Region”, to be held on 18-19 June in Barcelona.
2. The candidates shall be students or researchers under 35 years with at least a B.A degree, or be affiliated to a research centre or a university based in one of the 43 UfM countries.
1. In order to apply, please fill in the APPLICATION FORM
2. Short proposal (up to 350 words) should be related to one of the following two topics of the parallel working sessions:
1. YOUTH ONLINE ACTIVISM – A DRIVER OF CHANGE?
The first decades of XXI century, and in particular since the economic crisis, saw increased mobilisations on online platforms of young people across the Euro-Mediterranean eager to make things change. The aim of the session is to track current youth online activism and initiatives in selected Euro-Mediterranean countries, identify trends and major issues around which young people in the Euro-Med region mobilise, determine the factors enabling or hindering the increased online activism (i.e surveillance, online literacy), as well as reflect on to what extent youth online activism translates into increased political engagement offline.
2. YOUTH OFFLINE ACTIVISM : SIMILARITIES AND DIVERGENCES ACROSS THE EURO-MED REGION
Last years have witnessed an increased offline activism and mobilisations of youth both in Europe and in the MENA region. Some similar patterns can be observed across the Euro-Med region including the tenuous political affiliation or ideological references of those mobilisations and the focus on practical and concrete goals. The session will aim at analysing those patterns as well as of the profile of mobilized youth across the Euro-Med and the level of regional cooperation and connections between them. It will also dwell on how authorities and more traditional segments of civil society reply to an increased youth offline activism.
3. In addition to filling in the application form, please send your CV to Aleksandra Chmielewska at [email protected] by 30 April 2019.