Young Mediterranean Voices (YMV) seeks to empower young women and men to enhance a culture of dialogue, to contribute to public policy and shape media discourses, and to create a shared understanding with peers across the Mediterranean on how to address issues of common concern to their communities.
To achieve this, the programme focuses on four specific objectives:
- A cadre of young influencers with enhanced skills for dialogue and debate will be created;
- Debating practices will be embedded in education institutions and CSOs;
- Platforms and mechanisms for young influencers will be enhanced to shape public policy, influence decision-makers and shape media narratives;
- Exposure among young debaters for shared understanding and capacity will be enhanced to develop shared responses with peers to socio-cultural challenges.
YMV is coordinated by the Anna Lindh Foundation, co-founded by the British Council, and developed in partnership with the Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), Friends of Europe, the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid, MEDAC and Soliya. The programme is funded by the European Commission and co-funded by the Government of Finland, the British Council and World Bank Group.
As part of YMV, the British Council is looking to recruit Peer Facilitators that will be responsible to deliver debate trainings to young debaters, co-develop debate clubs, monitor and support debaters during cascade and competitions as well as possibility to adjudicate during debate competitions. Peer Facilitators will be recruited in 8 MENA countries; Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia.