EROMED YOUTH CHALLENGES: UNDERSTANDING THE PRESENT TO FACE THE FUTURE is a training course that gathered 30 participants from France, Italy, Spain, Morocco, Palestine and Egypt and will take place in Alicante, Spain.

The project “Euromed Youth Challenges: Understanding the present to face the future” aimed to train youth leaders, social workers, decision takers, and young activists living in countries of the Mediterranean region to explore and understand the situation that young people are experiencing in the contemporary days and how they can take actions in order to face these problems in the future.

The training course had the participation of 30 people from Morocco, Egypt, Palestine, Spain, France and Italy willing to take actions to eliminate the current problems or improving the situation. The venue of the training course was the Youth Hostel La Florida, in the city of Alicante, from 7th to 14th October 2012.

The main theme of the training course was youth policies and urban/rural development.

The current challenges that young people are facing in the Euro-Mediterranean region are the effects of the globalisation, migration, climate change and environment damage, discrimination, unemployment, gender discrimination, political repression, etc.

The language of the training course was English, so the partners selected participants that are feeling comfortable when speaking English language.

The methodologies that were used for the implementation of the project were based in non-formal education. Then were some power point presentations, lectures, peer-to-peer learning, simulation activities, work in groups, presentations, debates and share of best practices.

The selection of participants was done by the associations partners of the project which were:

* Associazione OXYGEN – Italy

* Association Attadamoun pour le Développement et le Partenariat – Morocco

* Association ALTEA FRANCE – France

* Palestinian National Organisation for Youth (PNAY) – Palestine

*  El Sadat Association for Social Development & Welfare – Egypt

* NGO Libertas International – Spain

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