Seven new Euromed Youth initiatives were launched yesterday in Lebanon. These initiatives were selected under the Euromed Youth Programme IV call for proposals for a total amount of €164,000. The grants awarded to civil society organisations and local authorities will allow the facilitation of partnerships and networks among young people within the Euro-Mediterranean region through activities aimed at promoting intercultural learning and encouraging active citizenship.
The recipients of the grants are the Makhzoumi Foundation, Holy Spirit University in Kaslik, Zgharta Municipality, Sebeel Municipality, Youth Women Christian Association (YWCA), Chabibeh Sporting Club and the Hermel Union of Municipalities.
The Head of the Delegation of the European Union Ambassador Angelina Eichhorst, and the Minister of Youth and Sports Faisal Karami presided over this launching event.
Ambassador Eichhorst said: "I wish the youth associations and municipalities, who are present here today, all the success in their important work. I truly hope that with our support you can reach tangible results and shape the future in the way you see best for yourselves and your country, through active citizenship."
The Minister thanked the EU for its continuous support to the Ministry in improving the living conditions of the Lebanese youth, "which encourages them to stay in the country". He also reiterated the Ministry’s "commitment to the causes of Lebanese youth", and looked forward to a fruitful future cooperation with the EU.