Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) “Mediterranean Water Heroes” youth contest 2019

Application Deadline: December 23rd 2018 midnight CET time

Cada año, el Día Mundial del Agua atrae la atención del mundo hacia los principales problemas mundiales del agua. El Día Mundial del Agua 2019 se centrará en Agua y migración. Youth has an important role to play in working towards regional water security and increased water awareness. Young people are involved in innovative water-related projects and research around the Mediterranean and are key to securing a more sustainable water future in the region. Youth also has an essential role to play in creating a more inclusive Mediterranean for migrants and refugees.

To amplify the voice of regional youth on this topic, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) is launching the third edition of its Mediterranean youth workshop on Water and Migration. In the run-up to this workshop, the third edition of the “Mediterranean Water Heroes” youth contest will offer young water activists from around the Mediterranean the opportunity to showcase their innovative work on water and migration.


  • Young people aged 18 to 35 and working and/or studying the water sector in the Mediterranean.
  • Regardless of their place of residence, applicants must be nationals from one of the following Mediterranean countries: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Montenegro, Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey.
  • Applicants may be working for public institutions, research institutes, start-ups, NGOs, or as freelancers.
  • The official languages of the contest are English and Arabic.

Los premios

Contest prizes will be determined by CMI in collaboration with the Water Hub over the coming months. The selected contest winners will be offered a speaking role in the different World Water Day 2019 workshop sessions in Marrakech, Morocco as well as:

  • Conexión with international water and migration experts and young water professionals: key speaking role during the CMI Water and Migration World Water Day youth workshop in Marrakech, Morocco (25-28 March 2019, dates tbc)
  • Visibilidad: Showcasing of your work on the Center for Mediterranean Integration and partners’ websites;
  • Medios de comunicación: Featuring your work in a CMI video on water and migration the Mediterranean;
  • Mentorear: Peer-to-peer mentoring with other Mediterranean water activists and experts.

Línea de tiempo

  • Noviembre 1st 2018: Launch of the contest
  • Deadline December 23rd midnight CET time
  • Enero 15th: Announcement of the contest results
  • March 25-28 2019 (tbc): Participation of the contest winners at CMI World Water Day in Marseille, France

Cómo aplicar:

  • Applications will be submitted through this page in either Inglés or Arabic.
  • For applicants facing difficulties in filling out the forms in English or Arabic, we can offer limited language support for other Mediterranean languages. E-mail us at: [Email protected] with the subject line: “Language support – youth contest”.
  • For any other questions, kindly get in touch with us at [Email protected].

Para más información:

Visit the Official Webpage of the CMI Mediterranean Water Heroes youth contest 2019


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