Youth for Peace in the Mediterranean Sea is a 24-months Capacity Building in the field of Youth project that involves nine organisations from eight countries (Egypt, France, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Spain and Tunisia). The main aim of this project is to promote peace education and peaceful coexistence in eight countries, through the development of new tools for professionals in the field of youth and the creation by young people of participatory proposals for a more peaceful and inclusive Mediterranean.

The main objectives of the project are:
‑To improve the key competences of professionals in the field of youth so they can include peace education actions in their programmes and projects;
‑To exchange experiences, good practices and methodologies between organisations and youth workers from eight Mediterranean countries on peace education and peaceful coexistence in the field of youth;
‑To create new educational tools for professionals in the field of youth that enable them to educate for peace and social justice to young people, especially those at risk of social exclusion;
‑To promote the active participation of the young people involved in the project so they can contribute to peaceful coexistence in their communities and beyond;
‑To create an international network of organisations from eight countries that promotes cooperation and capacity building between EU Member States and Southern Mediterranean countries in the field of education for peace and social justice.

Duration of the project: 01/12/2023 – 30/11/2025 [24 months]

The main activities are:
‑First Coordination meeting in France;
‑Meetings to present the Project;
‑Identification and collection of good practices, which are included in the eBook: “Education for Peace and Social Justice: good practices from eight Mediterranean countries”;
‑Analysis of learning needs;
‑Design of the Dossier “Education for Peace and Social Justice in the Mediterranean” on (1) Human Rights Education in Youth Work; (2) Culture of Peace and Youth Work; (3) Transnational Relations and Peaceful Coexistence; (4) Cross-cutting topics;
‑Training processes at local level based on the Dossier;
‑Intermediate coordination meeting in Egypt;
‑Training course in Spain for youth workers;
‑Design and implementation of tools that, together with the contents of the Dossier, are included in the Manual; ‑Evaluation and Validation Meeting of the Manual in Tunisia;
‑Creative video contest “United for a more peaceful and inclusive Mediterranean”;
‑Creation of the video “Participatory proposals for a more peaceful and inclusive Mediterranean” with the 3 videos selected by each country;
‑Meeting with stakeholders to present the proposals;
‑Editing of a final video explaining the project;
‑Multiplier events in each country (except Morocco, as it hosts the Final Conference)
‑Final Evaluation Meeting and Final Conference in Morocco.