Youth Engagement & Empowerment

Despite their demographic weight, young men and women in the MENA region are at a significant risk of being unemployed, they often express less trust in government than their parents and they face significant challenges in their transition to autonomy and adult life. In some countries, youth are affected by violent conflicts and displacement.


The Programme’s work supports countries in formulating and implementing national youth strategies, creating the legal and institutional frameworks to encourage youth participation in public life and in using innovative tools to make their voices heard and count.


  • MED-OECD Virtual Panel “Youth and COVID-19: leaving no one behind”, 15 September 2020, 3pm CEST, register here
  • Local Youth Ambassadors Programme: Training, 18-19 October 2019, Jerash


      Past events


Regional Dialogue

The annual regional youth conference provides an occasion for high-level government officials, youth policy makers, local authorities, organised and non-organised youth and international partners to engage in a dialogue about trends and challenges in youth policy and youth engagement practices across MENA countries.

Pour une participation active des jeunes à la vie publique en Jordanie, au Maroc & en Tunisie