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3rd Edition of the Mediterraenean Youth Academy

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Mediterranean Youth Foundation
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MYF, the first youth foundation oriented to Mediterranean countries, was
established in the Arab Republic of Egypt and led by youth in order to serve
youth. This is achieved by making them participate in social life, especially those

with fewer opportunities, to strengthen their participation in building youth-
friendly societies. In addition, MYF is the first Egyptian foundation to win King

Hamad Award for Youth Empowerment to Achieve Sustainable Development
Goals, Youth Empowerment Category for 2020. Recipient of the United Nations
Prize for Innovation and Intercultural Dialogue 2021.

The 3rd edition of the Mediterranean Youth Academy – MYA engaged ca. 100
participants from 20 Mediterranean countries in a 4-day training aimed at
promoting awareness and involving youth in the response to Mediterranean
issues and challenges, specifically, climate change, youth unemployment, and
social inclusion. This initiative was co-organized by the Union for the
Mediterranean – UfM and the Mediterranean Youth Foundation for Development
- MYF, an Egyptian youth foundation that fostered intercultural dialogue and
social cooperation among the Euro-Mediterranean, Asian, and North African
countries. The implementation was supported by the German Development
Cooperation - GIZ.