The activities of the EuroMed Youth IV Programme in Jordan have been extended for a further two years, with a ceremony in Amman this week. Funded by the European Union, the programme is managed by the Jordanian Ministry of Political and Parliamentary Affairs in which the Jordanian Euromed Youth Unit is set up.
The ceremony highlighted the importance of the programme for the Jordanian youth. Eight of the NGOs which implemented projects within the first phase of Euromed Youth IV received awards during the event.
In the first phase, the EU received 275 proposals from all MENA countries, 60 of which were from Jordan. Twelve projects have been funded in Jordan with a total budget of around € 340.000, benefitting 240 young people. In this respect Jordan has been one of the most successful countries.
In the next phase, the budget for Jordan has nearly doubled to €860,000 for the years 2014 and 2015. Very soon, the first call for proposals will be launched, and 30 projects are expected to be funded.