Next Wednesday, the twelve projects received in Tunisia for their 3rd call of proposals of November the 8th will be screened. A first administrative check has been already carried out last Monday at the headquarters of the EMYU (Euromed Youth Unit) in Tunis.
In Jordan, the evaluation committee for their fifth deadline (1st November) is scheduled on Thursday, December the 6th.
On the 14th of November, an evaluation committee took place in Jerusalem, two weeks after the deadline of the 1st of November. Five projects are proposed to be funded: four under the Action 3 (Euro-Med Youth Training and Networking) and one under Action 1 (Euro-Med Youth Exchanges) for a total amount of 120 000€ marking the expiration of the entire budget of the Israeli initial contract for the Euromed Youth Program.
Among the 22 Israeli youth organizations applying, twenty received a very good score but the amount allocated was not enough to implement the ten projects presented under the Action 1, the one under Action 2 (Euro-Med Youth Voluntary Service) and the eleven under Action 3 for a total amount requested of 500 000€.
The evaluation committee offered the opportunity to meet the Israeli network of Trainers, Multipliers, Representatives of Ministries to have a first reflection and round of proposals on the next year Study Visit that will be organised and hosted in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv from the 7th to the 14th of April 2013 and for which 14 National Agencies of the Youth in Action programme offered to send participants.
The topic is Youth work and Inclusion with the aim of discovering and learning about youth work and inclusion in the Israeli society, sharing good practices and experiences.
Although there is still a lot of work to do, in Israel in the other countries of the program, the results are visible as showed by projects like Urban Nature Seminar: a 6-days training course (Action 3) for “agents of change” from Germany and Israel about urban nature, sustainability and community gardens. Through educational tours, lectures, discussions, group brainstorming, visits to community gardens and urban nature sites, the participants experience the feasibility of a Mediterranean-European green network creating and strengthening connections between Israeli environment professionals and peers abroad, but also sharing information and experience regarding urban nature protection, sustainability and the role of the civil society in the environmental protection.