July 10, 2023

Youth Policy Lab 2023 | Call for Participation. Apply by September 1st, 2023


The Rome MED Dialogues 2023 –  an annual highly-level initiative of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and ISPI – Italian Institute for International Political Studies promotes the 7th edition of the Youth Forum.

A Call for Participation of the Youth Policy Lab 2023 for Climate Action has been launched open to young and motivated experts, scholars, and top students passionate about climate crisis. The Rome MED Youth Policy Lab 2023 will be held on November 1st, 2023.

The 7th edition of the Youth Forum invites young innovators to address the climate crisis in the broader Mediterranean region. The Youth Policy Lab serves as a global platform to showcase youth-led ideas and supports participants in developing and scaling up innovative policy solutions.

Innovators will be supported by Rome MED Dialogues and top international partners such as UNDP Rome Center, the OECD Training Centre on Public Governance, Youth4Climate, UNIMED – Mediterranean Universities Union, and CMCC Foundation to develop and scale up their innovative policy ideas to address climate crisis.

Policy Lab selected participants (a number between 15-20) will draft an official document with actionable policies which will be shared with high-level policymakers (Ministers, institutional leaders, and business community) from the wider Mediterranean region who will gather for the 2023 Rome MED Dialogues and may be presented at the COP28 in Dubai, in a dedicated event at the Italian pavilion.

Selected participants will benefit from:

  • Exclusive access to webinars and workshops supervised by experts from the Rome Med Dialogues network
  • Dedicated Youth Policy Lab workshop
  • Exclusive access to Rome MED Dialogues 2023 (2-4 November)

This is an opportunity to raise awareness on the climate crisis and call for more ambitious climate action from governments. Eligible candidates, aged 21-35, from North Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, with a strong interest and expertise in climate crisis and Mediterranean climate cooperation, are encouraged to apply. 

All the information and the full criteria to apply are available in this page.

The Rome MED Dialogues will cover travel expenses (economy flights) and accommodation for up to three nights in Rome for selected participants.

Applications are open until September 1, 2023 (23:59 CEST – Rome Time), and selected participants will be announced on September 20, 2023.

For any inquiries, please contact :

med.secretariat@ispionline.it  or francesca.girani.ext@ispionline.it .

This opportunity aims to engage young generations in climate action and explore the potential of Mediterranean cooperation in addressing climate change while empowering youth.

Download the call here