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Playing for citizenship

A Euromed Youth Project in Tunisia on the inclusion in the social and professional life of unemployed higher-education graduates

The EuroMed Youth IV Programme, under the Action 3 (Training and Networking) funded (up to € 25,000) the Tunisian Association for the Heritage Protection of Games and Sports (ATSJSP), in partnership with the organizations from 5 countries (Italy, France, Germany, Algeria and Morocco), which conducted a training from the 19th to 20th May 2013 in the region of Bizerte in northern Tunisia, in order to encourage and strengthen the participation and contribution of young people with fewer opportunities in the development of civil society in democracy, participatory citizenship and support solidarity.

Nine hosting centers for people with special needs were solicited as local partners with the participation of 900 children with disabilities, of both sexes, as indirect beneficiaries during the 8 days of training - animation.

The training course has tried to highlight the social and professional integration of young people in 20 disadvantaged regions in a long-term unemployed situation of university graduates. The internship allowed the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities and the promotion of active citizenship in order to develop the economy and the promotion of employment rights, democracy and citizenship.

The overall objective of the training course was the development of the professionals’ knowledge and «know-how» in terms of socio-educational animation, as well as the exchange of intercultural experiences of citizenship and democracy. Specifically, the project aimed to:

  • Promote with no prejudices the exchange of fun cultural traditions among the participants.
  • Encourage and assist participants from the international partners to intervene in favor of youth with special needs.
  • Encourage the target beneficiaries to the active citizenship participation in favor of the vulnerable youth.
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Euro-Med Youth Programme

This programme is funded by the European Union