EuroMed Youth IV

Supports and strengthens the participation and contribution of youth organisations and youth from the Euro-Mediterranean region to the development of society and democracy, and promotes dialogue and understanding

Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Syria, Tunisia

Timeframe: 2010 – 2016

Budget: €11 Million


The programme aims at stimulating and encouraging a mutual comprehension among youth in the Euro-Mediterranean region, fighting stereotypes and prejudices and enhancing the sense of solidarity among youth by promoting active citizenship. It also seeks to contribute to the development of youth policies in the Mediterranean Partner Countries. 
It follows on from the Euromed Youth III programme carried out from 2005-2009.
What does it do?
It supports concrete actions implemented by organisations on the ground following calls for proposals, focusing on three types of actions: Youth Exchanges, Voluntary Service and training and networking.
It also carries out a training programme for Euromed Youth Units, in charge of managing the programme locally, so they acquire a legitimate status allowing them to play an effective role in the national strategies. Similar support is offered to organisations implementing the projects locally aiming at strengthening their capacities and those of their leaders and allowing them to establish exchanges and partnerships with European organisations. Thematic priorities are set focusing on the fight against racism and xenophobia and the promotion of more tolerance, active citizenship, gender equality etc.  The programme supports young people exchanges through the establishment of partnerships and sustainable links between organisations of different backgrounds in an atmosphere of tolerance, solidarity, mutual understanding and peace. It also facilitates youth to understand innovative actions and develop a responsible and active role in social, professional and political life.


Actions in brief


  • Supports projects promoting youth exchanges, voluntary service, training and networking, etc.
  • Encourages positive attitudes in in the face of stereotypes and prejudices, and raises awarness to cultural diversity and commun values.
  • Facilitates youth exchanges through partnerships and links between organisations.
  • Ensures Euromed Youth Units acquire a legitimate status allowing them to play an effective role in the national strategies.

EU Cooperation with Syria is currently suspended due to the political situation in the country; however, since in principle Syria is eligible for cooperation under the ENPI, activities may be taken up again once the situation improves.
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