Last year the Rome MED Dialogues has established a community of MED Young Leaders to bring together fresh new voices from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. In preparation for the Youth Forum at Rome MED 2018, the MED Young Leaders community will meet in Istanbul on June 25-26 for a "Towards MED" event co-organized with the Al-Sharq Forum. The event will gather over 30 young experts from almost 20 countries to discuss critical issues regarding youth in the region.
A public event, focused on "Regional Security Dialogue in the MENA Region: a Youth Perspective", will be held on June 26 as a follow-up to the closed-door workshop (June 25). Here the MED Young Leaders will have the opportunity to discuss the role of regional powers and alliances in shaping the course of events in the region, as well as to present their perspectives on how to construct a security dialogue to a broader public.