Mediterranean University for Youth
The Mediterranean University on Youth and Global Citizenship (MedUni) gathers representatives of youth organisations and youth movements to discuss, train and be trained around issues of democratic participation and global citizenship. The 7th edition will take place from 9th to 16th June 2019 in Hammamet (Tunisia) and will focus on “Youth and Justice”. The Mediterranean University on Youth and Global Citizenship is an activity organised by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe in cooperation with the National Youth Observatory of Tunisia in partnership with other international youth-led and youth-serving organisations from Europe and the Southern Mediterranean.
It is based on the bottom-up approach for the development of the youth agenda and aims at involving all the actors of the quadrilogue (representatives of the governments, parliaments, regional and local authorities and civil society).
The objectives are
– to enhance youth cooperation, youth work and youth empowerment through peer-learning, networking and the exchange of good practices;
– to increase the mainstreaming of the youth-related issues through a bottom-up approach and a multilateral cooperation effort of a large number of youth stakeholders;
– to engage with young people in decision and policy making, building together recommendations on youth-related issues;
– to improve the capacity of youth organisations to contribute to the global agenda on youth participation being able to identify and address new challenges;
– to foster a structured dialogue among governments, parliaments, local and regional authorities’ representatives and youth organisations and youth leaders;
– to promote human rights, intercultural dialogue and democratic citizenship as essential dimensions of global development education.
The Meduni 2019 will take place from the 9th (arrivals day) to the 16th (departures day) June 2019.
During this week different organisations have the possibility to develop their own activities (training, workshop, seminars etc…) within a common pedagogical framework: the Joint Programme.
Proposal for activities
Organisations can apply with one or more activities.
The activities have to have the same length of the University: 6 days (from the 10 to the 15 June 2019), having the 9 and the 16 June 2019 as travel days.
It is possible to accommodate longer activities (one extra day) as long as they align with the starting day of the University.
It is possible to accommodate shorter activities: they have to be three day long, having as arrival day the 9 June and as departure day the 13 June 2019.
Main Criteria for the activities
– to be organised by youth-led/youth-serving organisations or other entities having young people as target group;
– to meet at least two of the main objectives of the University as stated in the present call for activities;
– to be connected and constitute a relevant contribution to the Umbrella theme 2018-2020 of the Network on Youth and Global Citizenship or to the annual focus “Youth and Justice” as developed in the Concept Note;
– to have a global or regional scope either in terms of the participants or contents;
– to seek gender balance and the inclusion of vulnerable groups in the composition of the group of participants;
– to be aligned with the North-South Centre’s Global Education Guidelines, with the Reference framework of competences for democratic culture and with the Council of Europe’s Recommendation on Education for Global Interdependence and Solidarity.
The selection results will be communicated by the 22 March 2019.
The selected organisations are expected to
– participate at the UYD preparatory meeting that will take place on the 9 and 10 April 2019 in Hammamet;
– attend the online meetings with all the relevant stakeholders;
– contribute to the joint programme: propose and mobilise guest and experts, connect with the Joint Team, organise side event/activities;
– participate with trainers and staff members at the on-arrival coordination meeting that will take place on-spot on the 8th June 2019;
– participate at the final evaluation meeting, compile the final report and guarantee the filling of the final evaluation form by all the people involved in their MedUni activity;
– contribute to the overall coordination of the event (financially, in kind or with human resources) in accordance to their capacity.
Each organisation is responsible for covering the expenses related to the travel of its own group, staff and participants.
The Observatoire National de la Jeunesse (ONJ) will provide to board and lodging at the Centre free of charge and also a free transfer service from/to Hammamet Airport.
Deadline to submit proposals: 16th March 2019.