Amman - Thirty young Mediterranean civil society leaders are carrying out the “Ten Days for the Mediterranean” campaign, which includes 30 initiatives that are taking place between June 1-30 to raise awareness concerning environmental issues in the southern Mediterranean.

 

The campaign is funded by the “Mediterranean Dialogue for Rights and Justice” program in 10 southern Mediterranean countries, namely Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Syria.

 

According to a European Union press release, during January 2020, the young leaders participated in the first training program of the “Mediterranean Dialogue” program on the topic of facing environmental challenges in the Mediterranean region.

These leaders will implement local awareness campaigns, training and calls to help promote sustainable practices and environmental protection measures on four main themes: climate change, ecological agriculture and forestry, plastic waste and marine pollution.

 

Commenting on the campaign, Solera Gianluca, head of the Mediterranean Dialogue program team, said that “The ten days for the Mediterranean will have a long-term impact on civil society by the importance of their movement as a single bloc to face common challenges in the Mediterranean region.”

“This joint movement will enhance the basic practices to protect the environment by mobilizing citizens to contribute to limiting the effects of climate change”, added Cianluca.

 

It is noteworthy that the “Mediterranean Dialogue for Rights and Justice” program is funded by the European Union and extends for three years (2019-2022) and is a regional technical assistance program focused around a comprehensive goal, which is to strengthen the role of civil society organizations at the regional level and raise its capabilities in building sustainable development, regional cohesion and social flexibility as well as influencing neighborhood policies.