In the framework of the “Technical Assistance to Support Youth Development in Lebanon” #PoliYouth project funded by the European Union and implemented by the British Council in collaboration with the American University of Beirut, the Ministry of Youth and Sports organized an event to distribute certificates to 15 Civil Society Organizations who participated in the Advocacy workshop.
The advocacy training was a follow-up step to a series of consultations meetings held with youth groups all over Lebanon and aimed at raising awareness and discussing priorities and possible procedures to implement the National Youth Policy in Lebanon, which was endorsed by the Council of Ministers in2012.
“ I travel a distance of 140 Km to attend the Advocacy training to learn new skills, acquire knowledge to share it with young people in my area and raise their awareness on the National Youth Policy that has not been implemented since its endorsement. We have to unite as a youth advocate for our needs and concerns for a positive change and improvement” Georgia Khalil, Akkar Network for Development
During the event, participants presented their advocacy campaigns in the presence of the British Council upper management team who decided to support the participants’ initiatives.
This project is a two-year project with a budget of €800.000 which aims at building the capacities of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Youth Forum. It will also put a mechanism and strategies in place for advocacy and raising awareness around the National Youth Policy.