More than 120 participants from 18 Mediterranean countries debate in BCN about the current challenges of young people

8 November 2019 | Press release

The IEMed hosts this Friday and Saturday the 8th meeting of the Mediterranean Citizens Assembly Foundation (FACM).

Discussing the current situation of young people in the Mediterranean region and contributing with ideas to create a more egalitarian, sustainable and inclusive reality are the objectives of the annual meeting of the Foundation Assembly of Citizens of the Mediterranean (FACM), which is held at the headquarters of the IEMed in Barcelona this Friday and Saturday.

More than 120 people from Albania, Algeria, Belgium, Bosnia, Cyprus, Croatia, Egypt, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Morocco, Montenegro, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey participate in the meeting. The participants include Syrian political scientist based in France Salam Kawakibi; the president of the Lebanese organization AMEL for aid to refugees, Kamel Mohanna; the Algerian activist for human rights Djamila Hamitou; the president of the International Center for Peace in Sarajevo Ibrahim Saphic, or the Moroccan activist Touria El Oumri, among others.

The meeting opens this Friday at 9.30 am in a ceremony that will feature Vicent Garcés, president of the ACM Foundation; Josep Ferré, acting general director of the IEMed; Alfonso González Bondia, general director of European and Mediterranean Affairs of the Government of Catalonia; Helena de Felipe, president of the Euromed Committee of the European Economic and Social Council, as well as representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean.

8th meeting of the ACM Foundation “Young people of the Mediterranean”

Opening: Friday, November 8 (9:30 a.m.)

Auditorium of the IEMed (Girona, 20, Barcelona)