The II UfM Regional Forum will be held in Barcelona on 23 and 24 January in the margins of the meeting of Foreign Ministers of the UfM Member States. The Regional Forum of the UfM will focus on youth and their role in stability and development in the Mediterranean region.
The inaugural session of the Forum will count with the participation of the co-presidency of the UfM, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, and Deputy-Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Jordan, Nasser Judeh.
In addition to participation of around 30 researches from the EuroMeSCo network in the debate after the opening plenary session on 23 January, EuroMeSCo and IEMed organize one of four thematic sessions on 24 January.
The aim of the session entitled "The Future Starts Now: Youth at the heart of the Mediterranean Agenda", is to better understand the Mediterranean youth aspirations and needs, in order to avoid risks of social exclusion and radicalisation.
The session will involve:
Senen Florensa, Executive President of the IEMe and President of the EuroMeSCo Steering Committee
Jorge Borrego, Deputy Secretary General of the UfM
Maria Badia, Secretary for Foreign and EU Affairs, Government of Catalonia
Hatem Atallah, Executive Director of the Anna Lindh Foundation
Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck, El Erian Fellow, Carnegie Middle East Center
Natalie Tocci, Deputy Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali
Claire Spencer, Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House
Hamza Meddeb, Research Fellow, Middle East Directions Programme, European University Institute
See the programme of the II Regional Forum