Initiated by France in 2010, the Mediterranean Office for Youth is a multilateral pilot program that facilitates mobility of students enrolled in Master and PhD, in the Mediterranean countries. The MOY program’s aim is to promote exchanges and mutual knowledge and to contribute to economic and social development of its sixteen member countries. In this perspective, it aims to:
- Develop academic exchanges in the priority sectors of development of the partner countries consistent with their labor markets;
- Facilitate the mobility of the best Master/PhD students from the Mediterranean area through the certification of educational excellence resulting in co-diplomas and a system of mobility grants;
- Promote a first professional experience abroad, with the creation of a platform for internships and jobs.
Today, the MOY program is the largest universities network in the Mediterranean area. 180 higher education institutions are members of the program, 80 courses (Master / PhD) co-degree of excellence have been awarded the MOY label in 12 sectors of Mediterranean and nearly 250 students received a MOY mobility grant, which corresponds to 400 semesters funded.