“Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and peace. If, however, they are left on society’s margins, all of us will be impoverished. Let us ensure that all young people have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies.”
— Kofi Annan —
Developing transversal (inter-professional) skills, flexibility and competences of youth at an early stage of their careers to become more proactive, successful and independent actors and agents of change.
Contributing to the social inclusion of young people, especially those with fewer opportunities and helping them to become more qualified, active and leading members of their society.
Improving the youth civic participation in democratic life, in particular in the grassroots communities to influence policymaking and developing self-government and a sense of initiative.
Creating a value-based culture and tradition of discovering, nurturing and preserving values among young people in adaption to the rapidly changing world, especially in digital and virtual spaces.
Euro-Mediterranean Organisation for Training and international Consultancy (EMOTiC) is a youth-led initiative with the aim of empowering and strengthening social youth workers, university undergraduates and graduates, high school students, young leaders, and early-career professionals on issues related to peace matters. Through capacity building trainings, seminars, and workshops we teach necessary, innovative, adaptive, and results-based tools, methods, and strategies in order to engage community workers in policymaking, policy change, and policy development to achieve a positive social change in their grassroots.
As we understand ourselves as a bridge and a link between the youth, organizations, stakeholders, community, and policymakers, with our initiative we enhance youth as active members and multipliers of change through the promotion of intercultural and interfaith dialogue, cultural diversity, and international exchange of perspectives. We also enhance youth participation by the provision of training on multilateral negotiations, non-violent communication, conflict transformation, and social resilience and inclusion. Together these form the fundamental bases for social and peaceful cohesion and society coherence and peacebuilding processes and mechanisms.
We are committed and dedicated to building a culture of peace and diplomacy and building a mindset of conflict prevention and conflict transformation and resolution through the development, implementation, and support of evidence-based, multidisciplinary, innovative approaches and mechanisms to diplomacy and peace education, intercultural dialogue, conflict resolution, academic research, supporting human rights, human dignity and the rule of law. As such, we support the international policy recommendations emphasized in the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 2250 (2015), 2419 (2018), and 2535 (2020) on Youth, Peace, and Security.
Our goal is to build future generations with advanced diplomatic Capacities and competences which will support them to develop their communities through Peace Education by equipping young people with the core knowledge, critical thinking and analyzing capacities; endorsing multidimensional and academic perspectives; fostering the role of youth in politics and dialogues in peacemaking; and promoting a nuanced understanding of world politics and international development. As such, we support the United Nations’ Plan of Action on Preventing Violent Extremism and other international efforts towards building a culture of peace and supporting youth.
All EMOTiC’s activities support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially the five mentioned goals as they are of special importance to us and are at the center of all our projects and trainings.