Open Call for Youth Participation

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The Joint Organizing committee of the 6th Mediterranean Forest Week and 23rd session of Silva Mediterranea, is seeking 15 youth to participate in the Sixth Mediterranean Forest Week in Brummana, Lebanon from April 1st to April 5th of 2019.



Do you have a passion for forestry? Do you feel connected to the Mediterranean region? Do you want to gain experience in an international setting?

The Mediterranean Forest Week (MFW) has been conceived as a common regional platform for cooperation on Mediterranean forests. The event aims at improving dialogue between the research community, policy-makers, and the relevant stakeholders of the Mediterranean region while communicating the relevance’s of the region’s challenges to the international community as a whole. The 6th MFW’s topic will be the role of Mediterranean forests in the Paris Agreement: challenges and opportunities. Click this link to read more,


The Joint Organizing Committee is eager to welcome 15 applicants who are passionate about environmental issues to experience mentorship, training, and volunteering projects during the 6th Mediterranean Forest week. Open positions are listed below:

  • 1 group leader to give the main speech in the name of youth (please refer to this link for an example,
  • 5 leaders to act as a master of ceremony during sessions (this includes supporting session chairs and rapporteurs in relation to your assigned session)
  • Remaining positions will involve logistics and communication activities to support the “Forest Communicators Network” for the 6th MFW. Accepted participants will be able to promote and engage in the MFW events through a variety of tasks: produce material through photography and videography, promote material through social media platforms, conduct interviews throughout the week, etc.


Application Requirements:

  • Fluent in English (French or Arabic as a second language is strongly preferred)
  • Background in Environmental Studies, International Affairs, or a related field
  • In progress of obtaining or have already obtained a Bachelor’s degree
  • Be available during the full week
  • Ages 18 to 30 years old


Interested? Please fill the application form before January 25, 2019.

About 6th MFW

Silva Mediterranea

Forestry Policy and Resources Division (FOA)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations  


Silva Mediterranea Flickr album