The Workshop focused on structural factors hindering youth participation in various domains, which appear to be largely similar across Mediterranean and MENA countries. At the political level, although young voices have raised over the last years, these have largely failed to evolve from activism to a proper engagement in institutions and politics. At the same time, with limited opportunities to take part in political processes, youth often face marginalization at the social level as well. As for the economic sphere, unemployment rates in the broader Mediterranean region still rank high and the youth often lack sustainable economic opportunities.
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