Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Wednesday, 10 September to Sunday, 14 September 2008, Lebanon

2nd Encounter of Euro-Mediterranean Youth in Lebanon “Environment in a Global Frameset” The Encounter was organized by the Euro-Mediterranean Platform – Lebanon (info: www.euromedplatform.org ), the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) – Lebanon (info: http://www.feslb.org/ ) and the Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO – ECSDE) (info: http://www.mio-ecsde.org/ )

In brief:

- - - Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Mr. Georges Abi Saleh, Representative of Euro-Med Platform – Lebanon
Mr. Samir Farah, Representative of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung – Lebanon
Mr. Patrick Laurent, EU Ambassador in Lebanon

Mr. Antoine Karam, Minister of Environment – Lebanon
Keynote Presentations ‘The Mediterranean Environment: Status and Challenges”
Mrs. Barbara Tomassini, Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO – ECSDE)

Mr. Habib Maalouf, Lebanese Association for Environment and Development (LAED)

- - - Thursday, 11 September 2008

Mr. Joe Haddad - Presentation of participants and ice breaking games
Dr. Chafic Choueib, Lebanese University - Concepts and frameworks of sustainable development
Mrs. Carol Chouchany Cherfane, Economic and Soci
al Commission of West Asia (ESCWA) - Promotion of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Euro-Med region: policies and institutions (info: http://www.escwa.un.org/)
Mrs. Morgan Strecker, UNEP/DTIE - Youth Training Kit by UNEP/DTIE: YouthXchange (focus on energy, waste, water, and fair trade) (info:
Mr. Salman Abbas, NGO advocacy and lobbying on environmental issues

- - - Friday, 12 September 2008

Dr. Nicolas Efstathiadis, SENSE - Forest fires and sustainable forest management (info:
Mrs. Kinda Mohamadieh, Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) - Trade and environment (info:
Mr. Hassan Jaber, NGO - ALMEE - Climate change and renewable energies
Mr. Habib Maalouf, LAED & Mrs. Christina Kontaxi, MIO-ECSDE - The Mediterranean Sea; preservation of the marine and coastal environment

Role Play (1): Mrs. Iro Alampei, Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO – ECSDE)
Role Play (2): Mrs. Kinda Mohammadieh, Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND)

- - - Saturday, 13 September 2008

Visit to Eco-village (info: http://www.ecoecovillage.com/)
At National Public Library in Baakleen:
Mr. Pascal Abdallah, Responsible Mobility - Eco-tourism project/ campaign (info: search up on facebook…)
Mr. Nizar Hani, LMT Association - Lebanon Mountain Trail (LMT) project (info:

- - - Sunday, 14 September 2008

Mr. Samir Farah, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) & Mr. Ziad Abdel Samad, Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), Evaluation and Recommendations for follow-up activities

In total 41 youth from 11 Mediterranean countries and 29 organizations, NGO’s etc. participated:

1. Lebanese Association for Human Rights, Lebanon (info:
http://www.aldhom.org/ )
2. Lebanese Family Planning Association, Lebanon (info:
http://www.lfpa.org.lb/ )
3. Lebyouth, Lebanon (info:
http://www.lebyouth.net/ )
4. Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering, Lebanon
5. Amel Association, Lebanon (info:
http://www.amel.org.lb/ )
6. Progressive Youth Organization, Lebanon
7. Lebanese association for democratic election (LADE), Lebanon (info:
8. Lebanese Red Cross/Youth Department/Environmental Program Lebanon
(info: http://www.redcross.org.lb/)
9. Cultural Movement Antelias, Lebanon (info:
http://www.mcaleb.org/ )
10. Association Libanaise pour l'Education et la Formation (ALEF), Lebanon
11. Lebanese Committee for Environment and Development, Lebanon
12. Union of Progressive Women, Lebanon
13. Norwegian People’s Aid, Lebanon (info:
14. Health Work Committees, Palestine (info:
15. Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO), Palestine (info:
16. Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), Egypt (info:
17. Moroccan Association for Youth and Development, Morocco
18. Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Morocco (info:
19. CARE International Jordan (info: http://www.care-international.org/)
20. Association des Femmes pour la Recherche et le Développement - AFTURD, Tunisia
21. IMED - Istituto per il Mediterraneo, Italy (info:
22. ECO, Italy
23. Centre for the Cooperation in the Mediterranean – The Permanent Office of the Mediterranean Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Spain (info:
24. Les Francas, France (info :
25. Solidarité Laïque/Ligue de l’enseignement France (info:
[La ligue de l'enseignement du Morbihan (info :
26. UNESCOCAT, Spain (info:
27. Jusos, Germany (Young Socialists in the SPD, info:
http://www.jusos.de/ )
28. Mediterranean SOS Network, Greece (info:
http://www.medsos.gr) 29. Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and sustainable Development, Greece (info: http://www.mio-ecsde.org/ )
The photos are a courtesy of Barbara Tomassini