Mediterranean Youth Academy in Barcelona, Spain (Fully Funded)

An amazing opportunity for youth from Union of the Mediterranean countries -UfM Member States to apply to the 3rd edition of the Mediterranean Youth Academy (MYA) to be held in Barcelona, Spain from the 6th to the 9th of November, 2023.

About MYA

The 3rd edition of the Mediterranean Youth Academy – MYA will be co-organized by the Union for The Mediterranean – UfM and the Mediterranean Youth Foundation for Development – MYF with the support of the German Development Cooperation. The program aims at promoting awareness and involving youth in response to Mediterranean issues and challenges: specifically, Climate Change & Climate Justice, Social Inclusion, and Youth Employment.

MYA - 3rd Edition Objectives

After two successful editions held in Egypt, the third edition of the MYA will be held in Barcelona, Spain.  This edition will be delivered in the format of a four-day training program aiming at enhancing the participants’ skills and facilitating their active role in the decision and policy-making processes related to the three specific MYA Thematic Clusters: Climate Change & Climate Justice, Social Inclusion, and Youth Employment. The objectives of the 3rd edition of the MYA are:

1. Engage up to 120 young people in proposing recommendations to policymakers on the key topics that will be discussed during the workshops.

2. Facilitate the identification of 3-5 youth-related initiatives to emerge during the MYA workshops with a bottom-up approach. These selected initiatives will eventually receive, at a further stage, implementation support by the Mediterranean Youth Foundation for Development – MYF.

3. Contribute to the drafting of the “Initiatives for the Mediterranean” guidebook to be produced by MYF. The guidebook will provide insights into how youth-led initiatives can contribute to addressing issues widely felt in the Euro-Mediterranean region and discussed during the MYA, such as climate change, social inclusion, and youth employment.


You are a national of the UFM Member states.

- Aged between 18-29 years old by the time of the application submission.

- Have a valid passport by the time of application submission, if you are a citizen of non-EU country

Have an Intermediate level of English.

- Have the availability to attend the MYA for the full four days (6-9 November 2023).

- Have previous knowledge or experience in one or more of the three MYA Thematic Clusters.

Finance and Benefits

Up to 50 successful applicants from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, and Türkiye will receive the full coverage of the costs related to their participation, including flights, accommodation, visa fees, local transportation, and per diem. 

- Up to 30 successful applicants from the Northern Mediterranean countries may be required to cover the above mentioned costs related to their participation.

NoteWhen notifying successful applicants from the Northern Mediterranean, the co-organizers will inform them whether coverage of participation costs is available. If no funds are available, successful applicants from the Northern Mediterranean can withdraw their application and decide not to attend the initiative.

NoteAll successful applicants, both from the Southern Mediterranean and other UfM Member States All successful applicants, whether eligible for the full coverage of the costs or not, will not pay any participation fee to join the 3rd edition of the MYA. Furthermore, they will have access to all the material and to the catering available at the event’s venue.


Application Deadline31st of May 2023, 23:59 CEST

Dates of Eventfrom 6th to 9th November 2023

How to apply

To apply to this call, it is mandatory to fill out the application form in English. The online form includes the following:

1. Application Form: to be completed with personal and professional information about the applicant in addition to the motivation to join MYA and any further relevant information.

2. Mandatory attachment: Copy of the National ID card or passport

3. Optional attachments:

a. Articles/essays/thesis related drafted by the applicant and related to one or more
MYA Thematic Clusters
b. Any attendance or completion certificate related to education/training related to
one or more MYA Thematic Cluster.
c. CEFR English certificate with at least a B2 level

Note: All documents must be attached in PDF format. 

For more details check the opportunity website or the Guidelines for Applicants from HERE.

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