Euro-Arab Youth Forums
The Euro-Arab Youth Forum has, since 2008, become a bi-annual 4-day event involving around 120 young Arab and European leaders, youth workers, representatives of youth associations and decision-makers. Hosting of the forum rotates between countries from the Arab and European Region.
The Euro-Arab Youth Forum aims to foster mutual cooperation and dialogue among European and Arab Youth leaders and representatives of youth associations on topics of shared concern within a framework of commitment to a culture of universal human rights and intercultural dialogue.
The Forums have the objective to:
- To contribute to the development of shared knowledge and to increase the awareness about meanings and practices of Intercultural Dialogue, Human Rights and Euro-Arab cooperation
- To explore the role and practices of education for citizenship and human rights in building peaceful cohesive societies and preventing discrimination, hate speech, islamophobia and extremism leading to violence
- To develop proposals which aim to involve young people in the issues on the Arab-European dialogue agenda (social, economic, spiritual, cultural, and political) based on their ability to challenge and overcome stereotypical images.
Euro-Arab Youth Forum 2021
The 8th Arab-European Youth Forum was planned to take place in Tunisia in the end of 2021, but unfortunately had to be cancelled due COVID-19 related travel restrictions being imposed.