The wave of protestations that happened around Mediterranean, between December 2010 and the spring 2011, and the process of redefining politics in some Arab countries, including Tunisia and Egypt, require a thorough reflection on the roots of those uprisings and about youth expectations and claims. They also seek action from the main players already operating in the European programs for youth and, to a lesser extent, from academic institutions.
From this observation is born the idea of a three-day seminar and of a conference which has the following objectives: analyzing roots of young protests, assess the political process sparked; support youth actors in producing recommendations, increase international institutions awareness in developing more targeted and effective cooperation program in youth field in the Euro-Mediterranean area.
Thus, Salto-Youth Euromed Resource center, INJEP (Institut national de la jeunesse et de l’éducation populaire) and the French National Agency for Youth in Action Program will bring together in Lyon, from February the 7th to the 10th, fifty key players of the European Program Youth in Action, 25 from the north and 25 from the south shore: Euro-Mediterranean Youth operators, trainers on non-formal education, representatives of the volunteer programs networks, as well as Officials from the south shore engaged in public policy for youth in the framework of the European Program Euromed Youth IV.
The discussions and recommendations will focus on two strategic axes for the development of the Euro-Mediterranean area and consistent with the priorities of European youth policy:
- Education (formal and non-formal), participation and employability
- Society and knowledge society
Two panel discussions led by researchers, experts and agents of change will feed the debates and stimulate the process of drafting the recommendations, which will be monitored by facilitators and rapporteurs.
The last day will be open to the public and it will begin with a conference that will be the opportunity to analyze the Euro-Mediterranean youth wave of protests and to take stock about policy changes defining the challenges still to overcome. The work will result in a public presentation of recommendations, written by the seminar’s participants.
Local, national and international, politicians as well as representatives of international organizations active in issues related to youth will be invited to interact with the presented proposals and to explain how institutions perceive the problems of youth and what strategies they adopt.
Are you interested in?
- Sign up for Euromed seminar From indignation to contribution that takes place in Lyon from 7th to 10th February 2012 on Salto-Youth website before the 16th December 2011
- Learn more about how to register by clicking HERE