Every year, World Water Day draws the world’s attention to key global water issues. World Water Day 2020 will focus on Water and Climate Change. Youth has an important role to play in working towards regional water security and increased water awareness.
Application Deadline: December 15th 2019 midnight CET time
About Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) – Mediterranean Water Heroes
Mediterranean integration as a public good for the region and the world continues to be recognized.
Great potential: Southern Mediterranean countries offer a huge young population, plenty of renewable energy, exciting economic and political transformations, and strategic positioning, among other resources, as a crossroads between Europe, Africa and Asia. Unlocking this capacity across country-wide integration mechanisms would have significant positive impacts on the region and around the world.
Conflicts in the Middle East (Palestine, Iraq, Syria, Libya, etc.) culminated in forced displacement and instability in the region. Slow economic growth and accentuated social inequalities on the socio-economic front translate into lack of job opportunities, particularly for women and youth. However, climate change has a disproportionate impact on the area, further aggravating environmental problems such as water scarcity, while also creating opportunities for transition to lower sources of carbon fuel.
Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) – Mediterranean Water Heroes
Young people are involved in groundbreaking water-related projects and Mediterranean research and are crucial to ensuring a more sustainable future for water in the region. In building a more inclusive Mediterranean for migrants and refugees, young people also have an important role to play.
The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) is launching its fourth edition of its Mediterranean Youth Workshop on Water and Climate Change to amplify the voice of regional youth on this subject. The fourth edition of the youth competition “Mediterranean Water Heroes” will give young water activists from around the Mediterranean the opportunity to present their innovative work on water and climate change in the run-up to this conference.
Requirements for Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) – Mediterranean Water Heroes
- Young people aged 18 to 35 and working and/or studying the water sector in the Mediterranean.
- Regardless of their place of residence, applicants must be nationals from one of the following Mediterranean countries: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Montenegro, Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey.
- Applications from Libya, Algeria, and Egypt are strongly encouraged.
- Applicants may be active within public institutions, research institutes, start-ups, NGOs, or are freelancers.
- The official languages of the contest are English and Arabic.
Timeline for Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) – Mediterranean Water Heroes
- Deadline December 15th midnight CET time
- December 20th: Announcement of the contest results
- March 23-26 2020 (tbc): Participation of the contest winners at CMI World Water Day
How to Apply for Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) – Mediterranean Water Heroes
For any questions regarding the contest, kindly get in touch with us at [email protected]