Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality
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 resilience, as well as in influencing policy-making in the Southern Neighborhood and the Euro-Mediterranean Space. Mobilising civil societies on regional issues of common concerns to influence the agenda of public decision-makers and regional institutions, and involving CSOs in emerging regional platforms and thematic dialogues, makes its unique character.
Building a Shared Vision for the Mediterranean
General Objectives of the Mashreq Workshop
Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality is facilitating a consultation process that provides civil society actors and stakeholders with a dialogue platform, aimed at shaping a vision of the Mediterranean for the years to come.
This envisioning and awareness raising exercise on the challenges of the Mediterranean as a common destiny will provide a useful framework and the opportunity for Civil Society Organisations CSOs and other stakeholders to develop a coherent, shared set of conceptualisations, values and goals for the future of the region that can help shape its development path, preserve its rich natural heritage, and celebrate its unique character.
The main objective of the consultation process is to produce a document that provides a vision for the Mediterranean region as a common space, and a lasting environment for cooperation and political construction. The workshop will also develop a set of recommendations/ ideas for a campaign advocating for this vision, following Vision Med 2030 conclusions/ results, and where objectives, target groups and tools will be explored using Design Thinking approaches.
Vision Med 2030 is divided into three stages of consultation and participatory work:
This 2nd Vision Med South-South consultation workshop aims at opening a reflection in the Mashreq area on the destiny of the Mediterranean as a common social, cultural, political and economic space, in order to then come up with a common vision for the future of the Mediterranean.
Specific Objectives of the Mashreq Workshop
The 2nd Vision Med South-South consultation workshop aims to:
The expected results of Vision Med 2030 following the three workshops are:
Where and When?
The 4-day workshop will take place in Jordan from 26 February to 1 March 2020.
The workshop will address topics related to the main policy challenges of the region, which have been identified by the Programme, and in particular:
This workshop will include:
1) A debate and consultation exercise, indicatively consisting of an introductory session to the work, parallel plenary sessions and working groups, as well as a "Networking" session.
In addition, a cultural event will be organised in the form of a public round table with experts and possibly the screening of a documentary film.
2) During the workshop, the facilitators will also present advocacy techniques, as well as good practices in transnational advocacy (possibly experienced by some participants), that would help to address issues that may arise during the consultation and enhance participants' knowledge.
Information and Communication Technology will be discussed as a potential advocacy tool, and its application will be assessed and discussed.
The language used during the workshops will be Arabic and English.
Who can apply?
The 2nd Vision Med South-South workshop will bring together 30 representatives of CSOs and other sectors or entities with a regional/trans-national projection and/or capacity for action, as well as activists interested in Mediterranean affairs.
This Call aims at selecting 10 young participants from the total group of 30.
Candidates submitting their application through this Call must be:
In order to achieve the most articulated representation possible of the region’s societies, their stakeholders and know-how, candidates from the following groups are invited to apply:
When identifying participants, a balance will be sought in terms of gender (men and women), and geographical distribution (per country, urban / rural areas).
Travel and accommodation expenses, visa fees are taken in charge by Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality.
Applicants will need to submit the following:
Deadline for submitting applications: 12 January 2020 @ 16:00 CET
Applications must be sent to the following email-address: email@example.com
Only complete applications will be assessed. (including CV and motivation letter)
Selection results will be, indicatively, announced at the latest on the 25 January 2020 through our Facebook page.
 Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality adopts the EU definition of civil society organisations, which considers “CSOs to include all non-State, not-for-profit structures, non-partisan and nonviolent, through which people organise to pursue shared objectives and ideals, whether political, cultural, social or economic. Operating from the local to the national, regional and international levels, they comprise urban and rural, formal and informal organizations”.