SAHWA Policy Report nº. 1
This report analyses three European youth cooperation schemes for the southern Mediterranean region, namely the Euro-Med Youth Programme, the Youth Partnership between the European Union and the Council of Europe, and the youth-related initiatives of the Anna Lindh Foundation. All three cooperation schemes directly and exclusively target young people; they are developed for the southern Mediterranean countries including all five SAHWA countries, namely Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia; and they are all fully or partially funded by the European Union. In this context, this policy report outlines the major characteristics of these youth cooperation schemes (historical background, priorities and objectives, target groups, activities, implementation mechanisms and institutional actors, budgets and activities carried out, and participants), provides in-depth analysis of the major features of their actual implementation, discusses the major common issues deriving from their implementation in a comparative manner, and develops policy recommendations to contribute to increasing the relevance of the schemes to their beneficiaries in the southern Mediterranean region.