“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 local 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 organisation with the aim of empowering and strengthening various youth groups (young people, youth workers, young leaders, and early-career professionals) on issues related to the development of their lives and their communities. Through capacity building trainings, seminars, and workshops we teach them necessary competences (skills, knowledge, attitudes) as well as innovative, adaptive, and results-based tools and methods in order to engage them in the policymaking of their communities to achieve positive impactin on the grassroots level.
We understand ourselves as a bridge and a link between the youth, organizations, stakeholders, communities, and policymakers.
With our initiative, we enhance youth as active members and multipliers of change through the promotion of intercultural dialogue, multicultural diversity, and international exchange of perspectives. We also enhance youth participation and building their sense of initiative by providing them with various learning and training opportunities on several topics. Activities include trainings on sustainability, social & digital entrepreneurship, creativity, non-violent communication, multilateral & business negotiations, conflict transformation, management, human rights, peacebuilding, social resilience, as well as media, digitalisation and information literacy.
Together these form the fundamental bases for social cohesion, society coherence and community development processes.
The activities include different forms of mobility and youth exchanges, non-formal education and awareness-raising.
We are committed and dedicated to building youth's mindsets and sense of initiative, building a culture of peace and tolerance, and building mindsets of conflict prevention and conflict transformation.
We achieve these goals through the development, implementation, and support of evidence-based, multidisciplinary, innovative approaches applicable to youth training and education.
As such, we support and contribute to achieving a number of the international 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 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.