The programme promotes the mobility of young people and the understanding between peoples through three types of actions:
- Euro-Med Youth Exchanges
- Euro-Med Youth Voluntary Service
- Euro-Med Youth Training and Networking (Contact Making Seminars, Study Visits, Training Courses and Seminars)
During the phase IV of the Programme, it is notably expected that an estimate of around 100 projects will be funded. The projects will be submitted by promoter organisations, within 3 different available actions, in response to the call for proposals launched by Euro-Med Youth Units.
8 countries participate: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Tunisia and Israel. Syria is not taking part to the Programme.
Applicants (project leaders) from the Mediterranean partner countries applied directly for grants to their own National Youth Authorities, now responsible through the Euro-Med Youth Unit (EMYU) for grant awarding and the overall management of the programme.
The Euro-Med Youth Programme is a regional programme set up within the framework of the third chapter of the Barcelona Process entitled “Partnership in social, cultural and human affairs”.
Its geographical scope comprises 35 countries: the 27 EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom) and the 8 Mediterranean partner countries, signatories of the Barcelona Declaration (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Tunisia and Israel).
In the course of the previous phases of the programme, the decentralization process, through the establishment of Euro-Med Youth Units guaranteed a greater proximity to the final beneficiaries. During this new phase reinforced guidance and further support to Euro-Med Youth Units is needed. The aim is to strengthen the complementarity with the Youth in Action programme and increasing the cooperation between Euro-Med Youth Units and National Agencies, to bring the action as close as possible to the beneficiaries and to adapt it to the diversity of national systems and situations in the field of youth.