Budget: €13.4 million (€3.9 million for Lebanon)
Location: Beirut and Mount Lebanon: Jbail, Jdeideh-Boucherieh- El Sed, Sin el Fil, Chiyah, Borj Hammoud, Nabaa, Ghbeireh, Furn El Chebbek, Kfarhim, Mresti and Baakline
South Lebanon: Chouayya, Tebnine, Kafarroumman, Al-Qsaybah, Saida, Khiam, Sawwaneh, and Sarafand North Lebanon: El Mina (Tripoli) and Koura
Date of project: October 2017 – May 2020
Implementing Partner: World Vision Deutschland (lead), Islamic Relief, Generations for Peace/DPNA, CAFOD/Caritas Lebanon
Vulnerable Lebanese youth and young Syrian refugees face severe barriers when transitioning into adulthood. In their search for a brighter future, they encounter numerous challenges, including political instability, growing pressures on democratic processes, conflict and divisions based on sectarian affiliation, and heightened competition for low-paid jobs and services.
This leaves a majority of Lebanese youth feeling unrecognised as potentially legitimate actors in the democratic process, with many expressing their lack of opportunities to positively engage within their communities. The situation is even worse for Syrian refugees. For them, the loss of dignity by democratic exclusion is further compounded by devastating experiences of violence, displacement, economic disempowerment, family vulnerabilities and discrimination.
As part of its promotion of human rights and youth civic participation, the European Union is committed to reinforce youth’s positive involvement in society. The Youth RESOLVE project came to life as part of this commitment, based on emerging research showing that youth display a remarkable sense of responsibility when offered positive opportunities to develop themselves and improve their community through constructive action.