Activity Report launched: Series of High-level Virtual Debates
The Young Mediterranean Voices programme organised from April to July, a series of virtual debates with EU high-level representatives. The exchange created a platform for constructive dialogue between decision-makers and youth, during the urgent times of COVID-19 crisis.
Youth from 15 countries had the opportunity to jointly address critical foreign affairs policy discussions with policy-makers such as: Josep Borrell, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission; Christian Danielsson, European Commission's Director-General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations; Fabio Massimo Castaldo European Parliament’s Vice-President, amongst others.
Recommendations were subsequently included in the EU Statement at the United Nations Security Council open debate on Youth, Peace and Security on 27 April, 2020. Moreover, a broader selection of policy recommendations will also be disseminated with relevant stakeholders as an main outcome of the discussions.
The series of Virtual Debates was organised by the Anna Lindh Foundation jointly with the European Parliament’s Mediation and Dialogue Support Unit.