promotion of social integration by raising awareness about existing socio-economic problems both in the EU and in the Mediterranean countries
As far as social integration is concerned, the impacts are indirect. For instance, the following elements were the most frequently quoted by young people and youth organisations: • reinforcing mutual understanding and awareness as well as intercultural communication; • breaking down prejudices both in the EU and in Mediterranean countries and opening dialogue; • giving young people a voice and increasing their confidence; • showing young Mediterranean people that EU youth also face socio-economic problems such as exclusion and unemployment (Social Communication Centre in Lebanon, Algerian NC, Palestinian NGOs) and encourage them to be active citizens in their countries.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
EuroMed Youth programme
The aims of the EuroMed Youth programme are to facilitate the integration of young people into social and professional life and to stimulate the democratisation of the civil society of the Mediterranean partners by stimulating active citizenship within local communities and by promoting active participation of young people. The EuroMed Youth programme activities concern Youth for Europe exchanges, European Voluntary Service and support measures.
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Evaluierung der Aktivität
This report presents the findings of the mid-term evaluation of the EuroMed Youth programme, whose pilot phase started in 1999 for a period of two years. The evaluation was undertaken by ECOTEC Research and Consulting for the European Commission and contracted for the period June 2001 to August 2001. They key objective of the evaluation was to assess the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of the EuroMed Youth programme, as well as its impact and achievement of the general and specific objectives. The evaluation focused on reviewing, in quantitative and qualitative terms, progress on the current programme (including its strengths, weaknesses and main obstacles faced), on regional and national coordination, on the Mediterranean Youth Forum and to identify possible needs for reorientation for the subsequent implementation phase.
June to August 2001