“10 Days for the Mediterranean” Common action02.12.2020

Thirty young civil society leaders carried out the “10 Days for the Mediterranean” campaign, comprising of thirty initiatives taking place conjointly between 1-30 June 2020 in the Southern Mediterranean to raise awareness on ecological issues. This action was developed and supported by the EU-funded “Med Dialogue” for Rights and Equality Programme, in 10 South Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, and Syria. These young leaders took part in first Med Dialogue Leaders Bootcamp on “Addressing the ecological challenges in the Mediterranean” in January 2020. They carryed out local awareness raising campaigns, trainings and advocacy actions to help promote sustainable practices and environmental protection measures around four main themes: Climate change, Agroecology and forests, plastic waste, and marine pollution.

10 Days for the Mediterranean represents the far-reaching impact of civil society actors, when they move as one mass to address common challenges across the Mediterranean region. In this particular case, this common action promotes essential and basic practices to protect the environment, inform and mobilise citizens, and contribute to reducing the sprouting effects of climate change.” Stated Gianluca Solera, Team Leader of the Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality Programme.

Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality is a 3-year (2019 – 2022) EU-funded Technical Assistance regional Programme with the overall objective to strengthen the role of CSOs active at the regional scale, in building sustainable development, regional cohesion and social resilience, as well as in influencing policy-making in the Southern Neighborhood and the Euro-Mediterranean Space.

This common action framework is the product of a unique collaborative process of debate, capacity building and mentoring for young civil society actors on the environmental and ecological challenges that threaten the Mediterranean region.

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