Ms. Isabelle Berro-Amadeï, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, and His Excellency Mr Jean d’Haussonville, Ambassador of France to Monaco, on Tuesday October 10 renewed the bilateral initiative for youth from around the Mediterranean.

This fourth J-MED call for projects will be launched on October 25 in Beirut. The initiative aims to “support youth in the Mediterranean” by supporting projects proposed by NGOs from the South and East shores of the Med, by partnership with NGOs from the North shore (France, Monaco, Italy, Malta, Portugal, and Spain).

Education and culture, professional training, socio-economic integration, mobility, social and solidarity entrepreneurship, and even sport, are among the favoured sectors. In its previous three editions, 80 organisations, in Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon and Mauritania, were winners and were able to implement their projects for the benefit of young people.

The J-MED initiative has received nearly 400 proposals in its three years of existence.

Ms Berro-Amadeï stressed that J-Med was “an agile and effective tool to localise more aid from Monaco in favour of Mediterranean stakeholders and support the emergence of a new generation of Mediterranean NGOs, younger and more inclusive”.

For his part, HE Jean d’Haussonville, said that: “J-MED allowed France and Monaco to to join their efforts to offer levers of action to committed young people from the Mediterranean basin in many sectors. With J-MED, we support small associations, often created by women, and who frequently work away from capital cities.”

The J-MED 2023 call for projects will be officially launched on the occasion of the “Rencontres Méditerranéennes” in Beirut on October 25. Interested NGO consortia will have until January 5, 2024 to submit their projects. Collaboration between Monaco and France in the field of development cooperation in Africa and the Mediterranean is part of a Partnership Agreement signed in 2010.

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