“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 —
Improving the participation of youth in social, civic, political and democratic spheres on the grassroots level to contribute to the local development and help in shaping the policies in the policymaking processes.
Improving the personal and professional competences among youth to help them grow their careers and improve their lives through developing their sense of initiative to become changemakers.
Improving the sense of and the spirit for values and principles among young people to help them to build a common understanding and mutual respect that together advance the progress of our societies.
Improving the synergies between youth and the local societies including diverse and disadvantaged groups to build an inclusive culture of tolerance and solidarity that connects, not separates us.
The Euro-Mediterranean Organisation for Training and international Consultancy (EMOTiC) is a youth-led organisation with the aim of strengthening the abilities of young people and youth workers (18-35 years) on issues related to the development of their lives, careers and communities. Through capacity building, we empower them with the necessary competences (skills, knowledge, attitudes) and with innovative, adaptive, and results-based tools to facilitate their engagement in shaping their community policies to achieve a positive impact on the grassroots level and build more inclusive societies. We understand ourselves as a bridge between youth and policymakers. With our initiative, we enhance youth as active members and multipliers of change through the promotion of inclusion, equality, and diversity values. These values and goals are reinforced by interconnecting two critical geographical areas (Europe and the Middle East) to build more resilient societies based on mutual trust, respect, solidarity, and intercultural understanding.
We are committed to building youth's sense of initiative, promoting a culture of peace and tolerance, and developing mindsets of conflict prevention and transformation. We achieve these goals through the development and implementation of evidence-based, multidisciplinary, and innovative training approaches.
As such, we support and contribute to achieving various global youth policy recommendations emphasized in the
(I) European Union (EU) Youth Strategy for 2019-2027,
(II) Partnership for 21st Century Learning Framework,
(III) United Nations (UN) Development Goals for 2030,
(IV) UN Resolutions 2015, 2018, 2020 on Youth.
Our goal is to build future generations with advanced professional and personal capacities and competences to help them to develop their local communities. We aim to achieve this through non-formal education by equipping young people with the core knowledge, skills and helping them to develop and improve their attitudes. This is complemented by critical thinking and analyzing capacities; endorsing multidimensional perspectives; fostering the role of youth in democratic participation and dialogue, and promoting a nuanced understanding of international development. As such, we support the United Nations’ Plan of Action on Preventing Violent Extremism and other global efforts towards building sustainable socities.
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.