Deadline:

15 April 2020

Location:

 Switzerland

(Partially Funded)

Description

Middle East Mediterranean Summer Summit Lugano, Switzerland

The Summit – designed as an intellectual and social exchange across borders, cultures and languages – is composed of two parts: an eight-day Seminar and a two-day Forum. The emphasis is on the need and ambition to pursue an incisive analysis and reflection on the complex challenges facing the extended Middle East Mediterranean region.

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This project aims to offer a safe space for dialogue between young change-makers from the Middle East Mediterranean region and build a common ground and intergenerational exchange between young people and decision-makers, in order to develop novel approaches to tackle persisting critical issues.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Business
  • Human rights
  • Media

Required Languages

English and French

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, CYPRUS, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

10 DAYS

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Aged between 25 and 35.
  • From the Middle East Mediterranean region and Europe and/or with a proven interest in the region and engagement in the society
  • With diverse educational backgrounds and work experience (professionals with careers in business, media, human rights and non-governmental work as well as artists, intellectuals, students and researchers). Multidisciplinarity and heterogeneity of experience are enriching and crucial to approaching the complex issues from plural perspective
  • Interested and willing to work on project-proposals with an across border approach with participants coming from all over the region.
  • With the ability to work as part of a diversified team.

Opporunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • The MEM Summer Summit offers a limited number of partial or full grants for participating in the MEM Summer Summit 2020.
    • Full grants cover travel, accommodation and tuition fee
    • Partial grants cover tuition fee and/or accommodation

    Priority will be given to covering the expenses of citizens from low-income countries or with proven financial needs.

  • Check this link for further details.

How to Apply

First Step: Applicants must submit a complete application on the online YCM platform here.

Second Step: In addition to completing the forms on the platform, applicants must upload the following documents:

  • A Letter of Intent describing current interests and plans in the MEM region, suggesting how the MEM Summer Summit may help further those interests and plans.
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae.
  • A short introduction video in English (up to two minutes long), in which the applicants introduce themselves, briefly state why they are the right candidates and how they can contribute to the Summit.
  • The names and contacts of two referees.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Iness Belleili/ Algeria

Reviewed by” Ahmed Tarek/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team