Promoting Social Development with Jovesolides, Spain

In an effort towards enhancing mutual collaboration in the EuroMed zone, the Lebanese Development Network (LDN) enters into a new partnership with the Spanish organization Jovesolides.

The agreement was respectively signed by the president of LDN Amin Nehme and the president of Jovesolides Lourdes Mirón.

The MoU aims at advancing bilateral ties and strengthening cooperation between both parties on the various levels of development such as Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Leadership, Education and E-Inclusion.

It seeks as well to improve the role of youth in the Mediterranean by providing them with the keys of change in terms of knowledge, skills and expertise to explore new opportunities in the social, cultural and labour areas.

In addition, this partnership builds on the common values of both entities to support target groups and communities in the promotion of interculturalism, tolerance, human rights and social inclusion.

The Lebanese Development Network (LDN) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to assist individuals, groups and organizations develop their capacities by raising awareness and enhancing technical skills so they can improve their potentials, advance their progress and ensure their growth. LDN works in the education, culture, economy, social and health fields through the various strategic levels of Capacity Building, Social Marketing and Networking Practices, and provides Training, Consultancy and Program Development services. It endeavors to promote new paradigms for SMEs, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship in collaboration with both the public and private sectors, and works as well on promoting the culture of democracy, human rights, dialogue and citizenship.

JOVESOLIDES is a non-governmental organisation that arises from university young people motivated for the social commitment in a social disadvantaged neighbourhood of Valencia – Spain in 1999. Those youngsters from Valencia, but also coming from different countries, could combine their studies with social participation and commitment within the more disadvantaged collectives bringing their time and skills for social actions. The organization works in 5 fields as follows: 1) Social Entrepreneurship, 2) Social Innovation, 3) Development Cooperation, 4) E-Inclusion, and 5) Education for Development.