Taking into account:
- the high number of young people in the region (around 50% of the population of the Mediterranean partner countries),
- the fact that only one third of them are active in the labour market,
- the weakness of local associations that, despite the fact that their number is increasing, are not able to implement projects due to the lack of administrative, economic, and management resources and capacities,
- the isolation of the youth sector from youth of other geographical and cultural background;
it becomes evident that the Euro-Med Youth regional Programme can play an important multiplying effect, linking youth of the two shores of the Mediterranean Sea, reinforcing civil society of Mediterranean partner countries and meeting the interests of youth policies implemented by the national authorities.