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The Med Dialogue Leaders Call for Bootcamp and Common action on Developing critical thinking tools is out!01.10.2021

Deadline: 22 October 2021

Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality, an EU-funded programme aiming at supporting civil society working beyond borders in the Mediterranean region, is organizing its third Med Dialogue Leaders Bootcamp under the topic “developing critical thinking tools” (Spain, January 2022).

To this end, a call for applications is launched for young leaders who are committed to addressing Mediterranean challenges beyond national borders, to facilitate the development of regional networks, mutual skill-building, promoting advocacy, building channels of cooperation, mobilising their communities, and developing local actions within a common regional framework.

Apart from participating in the training courses, selected participants will have the opportunity to visit local organisations and projects working on critical thinking issues in the hosting city, participate in a public debate and exchange with thinkers, educators, and social scientists. The main result of this 5-days Bootcamp will be the development of a “common action” which represents an advocacy and awareness-raising action involving all Young Leaders, which shall then take place simultaneously in the Young Leaders’ hometowns/regions within two months from the completion of the Bootcamp.

The overall objective of this activity is to empower around 30 young leaders so as they can contribute to develop more resilient and informed societies by giving them the opportunity to understand what is meant by “Critical Thinking”, learn to face stereotypes, propaganda, or misinformation, and target a problem or need taking into account stakeholders’ influence, develop questioning techniques, as well as gather, assess, and analyze reality with an informed and balanced approach.

The application is open to all young leaders from the Euro-med space, who are actively engaged in their communities with a proven impact on the ground.

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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 influencing policy-making in the South end Neighborhood and the Euro-Mediterranean region.

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