Public Policies and International Cooperation

Education, employment, health, housing, migration and social protection are, among others, not only issues that particularly affect young people in the AMCs but also key domains tackled by a wide range of public policies and international cooperation programs. Policy measures and initiatives in this field are considered to have effects on young people.

As the SAHWA Project’s ambition is to formulate a set of policy recommendations for youth in the region, this cross cutting Work Package will not only review what has been done in these fields over the past years but also will allow the SAHWA Project to promote a youth-focused approach to public policies and international cooperation. In addition, as policy domains are dispersed across several ministries, programs, and international actors, this Work Package will provide SAHWA with an integrated approach to understand the different levels of analysis for specific policies in order to assess the extent to which young people in the AMCs are considered in these measures. In doing so, it will study the why and the wherefores of youth policies implemented across the region. The research question that will guide this Work Package will be therefore:

Why do public institutions develop programs and policies for young people? How do they affect young people’s lives in Arab Mediterranean countries? Is the EU Cooperation relevant for the youth in the region? If so, how can that relevance be improved?


•          Policy report on mapping youth organisations in the Euro-Med Youth Programme and on the impact of the Euro-Med Youth Programme


•          Policy papers on the implications for decision makers in the region



The Middle East Technical University (Turkey)


Partners involved

Barcelona Center for International Affairs (Spain)

ANIMA Investment Network (France)

Center of Arab Women for Training and Research (Tunisia)

Centre de Recherche en Economie Appliquée pour le Développement (Algeria)

Education for Employment (Spain)

Institut des Hautes Etudes de Management (Morocco)

Finnish Youth Research Network (Finland)

Lebanese American University (Lebanon)

The American University in Cairo (Egypt)

The University of Liverpool (United Kingdom)

The University of Lleida (Spain)

University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy)

The University of BREMEN (Germany)

Plovdiv University (Bulgaria)

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