Mediterranean Youth Academy 2023 for youth (fully funded to Barcelona, Spain) is an initiative of the Union of the Mediterranean (UfM)

The deadline: May 31, 2023, at 23:59 CEST. | Mediterranean Youth Academy 2023 for youth (fully funded to Barcelona, Spain) is an initiative of the Union of the Mediterranean (UfM).

The UfM Youth Action Plan’s High-Level Launch Event will coincide with the third iteration of the Mediterranean Youth Academy (MYA), which will take place in Barcelona from November 6 to November 9 of 2023. To ensure attendance, young individuals from the Euro-Mediterranean region are invited to apply.

Title: Mediterranean Youth Academy 2023 for youth
(fully funded to Barcelona, Spain) is an initiative of
the Union of the Mediterranean (UfM)
Nationality: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania,
Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, and Turkey
Amount: Fully Funded
Deadline: May 31, 2023
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Through interactive, bottom-up training programs centered on regionally important topics, the MYA’s purpose is to certify and prepare chosen young people from the Euro-Mediterranean region. The overarching objective is to increase young people’s participation in decision- and policy-making processes, empowering them as proactive changemakers.

The German Development Cooperation is helping to co-organize the third MYA, which is being held by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and the Mediterranean Youth Foundation for Development (MYF). The initiative seeks to increase youth participation and knowledge of concerns and difficulties facing the Mediterranean region that are related to three theme clusters: youth employment, social inclusion, and climate change & climate justice. Participants will get the exceptional opportunity to attend high-level panels and thematic non-formal education training sessions. Additionally, they will be urged to suggest activities pertaining to youth that might later receive implementation support from the MYF.

Conditions for Eligibility

Applicant eligibility requirements include:
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 29 at the time the application is submitted.
  • possess nationality from a UfM Member State.
  • Have a valid travel document on hand when you submit the application.
  • English proficiency at the intermediate level.
  • be able to devote the entire four days (6–9 November 2023) to following the MYA.
  • possess prior expertise or knowledge in one or more of the three MYA Thematic Clusters.


  • Up to 50 selected candidates from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, and Turkey will have all participation-related expenses, such as travel, lodging, and meals, fully covered.
  • All applicants will be asked to indicate which of the three aforementioned topic clusters they are most interested in when submitting their applications.

For Additional Information

Visit the Mediterranean Youth Academy’s official website (UfM) for further information.

Application deadline is July 28, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. (CET).

In order to provide early-stage (seed) funding to for-profit start-ups creating cutting-edge technological solutions that might improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children and youth, the UNICEF Venture Fund is seeking to make equity-free investments of up to US$100,000.


The UNICEF Innovation Fund team evaluates projects and recommends financing to the internal board. To be considered for funding, businesses must meet the following requirements:

  • As a private firm, registered
  • registered in a nation with a UNICEF program (see list here)
  • working on (or prepared to be open source) technology solutions under one of the following licenses or an equivalent

(i) a BSD license for software; (ii) a CERN license for hardware; and (iii) a CC-BY license for design or content.
A current open source solution prototype with encouraging outcomes from early pilots
Potentially improving the lives of the most vulnerable children is the solution
creating measurable, real-time data that is accessible to the public
Kind of Organizations/Ideas Supported

i) The project is creating novel technology

ii) Project involves developing new technology while expanding or upgrading an existing platform or technology (i.e., it takes place where the technology is already in use).

iii) The project involves testing a new application or use case for already-existing technology; hence, very little new technology will be created and used in the same location.


Based on their own needs analysis, each company in the portfolio receives customized support for product development, creating a business model, and user testing. In order to get to the point where they can demonstrate the effectiveness of their ideas and approach larger funding sources, startups can also benefit from the tech knowledge, networks, and platforms of the UNICEF Ventures team.


In order to expand their business and ultimately turn a profit, startup teams are assisted by a network of mentors in developing their business model and strategy around open source technologies.


Startups and UNICEF Country Offices receive technical assistance from the UNICEF Ventures team and committed expert mentors in addition to financial investment to help validate and develop their solutions. Connections with partners offer invaluable product development expertise.

Network of UNICEF

Startups can take use of the dedicated Data Science team at UNICEF Ventures, which manages and shares data platforms like RapidPro and Magic Box, has access to special testing settings like drone corridors and country office programs, and can work with corporate partners for potential follow-on investment.

For Additional Information

For more about the UNICEF Innovation Funding Opportunity 2023, go to the official website.


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