In an endeavor to develop relationships with youth organizations in Europe, the Lebanese Development Network (LDN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Young Professional Network (YPN), Albania.

The agreement aims at ‘Promoting Democracy, Youth Empowerment and Active Citizenship.’ It was respectively signed by the president of LDN Amin Nehme and the YPN Executive Director Françeska MUÇO.

It seeks as well to strengthen youth capacity on different levels through enhancing skills development and training, increasing participation in the decision-making, fostering civic engagement and building up their labor rights and advocacy processes.

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.

Young Professional network (YPN) is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit organization established by a group of young motivated professionals from different working backgrounds. It aims to empower Albanian young professionals through networking, protection of labor rights and increasing their participation in the economic, political, and social life of the country. The network functions as a platform for cooperation between them in various fields and has three main programs: Capacity Building, Networking and Advocacy for Democracy.