DEAD SEA, Jordan has hosted, last week, the second edition of the EuroMed Youth Awards after Cairo, Egypt in 2005.
The aim of the event was to increase the visibility of the EuroMed Cooperation with key partners from the youth field, to enhance the achievements of the Euro-Mediterranean Youth cooperation by sharing good practices and to give a new impetus for future partnership and cooperation within the future generation of the Youth in Action and EuroMed Youth programmes.
The audience gathered approximately 90 people including the team members, some officials and international professionals in the youth field.
Among the 43 projects (17 for the EuroMed Youth Programme and 26 for the Youth in Action Programme) – selected beforehand by the concerned National Agencies of the Youth in Action Programme, the EMYUs (EuroMed Youth Unit) of the EuroMed Youth Programme IV, SALTO-YOUTH EuroMed Resource Centre and RCBS (Regional Capacity Building and Support Unit for the EuroMed Youth Programme IV) – 10 projects have been awarded in the four categories corresponding to the actions of the Youth in action and the EuroMed Youth programmes: youth exchange, voluntary service, seminar and training course and two have been granted a jury special prize for Supporting peace development process in EuroMed Youth and for the Long term strategic approach in a training activity in Youth in action.
The award winners are:
- Arab Spring also available in 2013 of “JUZOOR” organization, Palestine for the best training course in EuroMed Youth.
- Hip Hop for Euromed of “CEMEA del Mezzogiorno Onlus”, Italy for the best youth exchange in Youth in action.
- Two shores, one dream of “Club Culturel Ali Belhouane”, Tunisia for the best youth exchange in EuroMed Youth.
- Tbexbix of “ Centru Tbexbix”, Malta for the best Voluntary service in Youth in action.
- A step for green future of “Association des jeunes méditerranéens pour les échanges culturels”, Tunisia for the best Voluntary service in EuroMed Youth.
- Jerusalem revisited of “Israel Federation of Community Centers”, Israel; the jury special prize for Supporting peace development process in EuroMed Youth.
- Aktiv8 of “Non-Formal Education Center”, Turkey; jury special prize for the Long term strategic approach in a training activity in Youth in action.