NET-MED Youth Project in Tunisia: launching Workshop and setting up of an Advisory Group on Youth

When, local time: 
Friday, 5 December 2014 - 9:00am to Saturday, 6 December 2014 - 5:00pm
Where: 
Tunisia, Tunis
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Phinith Chanthalangsy: p.chanthalangsy@unesco.org; Salma Negra: s.negra@uneco.org

UNESCO, with the support of the European Union, organizes a launching Workshop and the setting up of an Advisory Group on Youth, on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 December 2014, in Tunis (Tunisia).

The Workshop is falling within the framework of the NET-MED Youth Project (Networks of Mediterranean Youth 2014- 2017), implemented in 10 countries of the Southern Mediterranean region, including Tunisia.

The objectives of the Workshop are:
• To present and to launch the NET-MED Youth Project in Tunisia
• To establish a NET-MED Youth Working Group
• To define, through a participatory approach, working trails and opportunities for each result of the project
• To define the terms of references and the work plan of the Working Group NET-MED Youth/Tunisia.

The workshop foresees two working days, and 3 sessions around the axes of the NET-MED Youth Project, namely:
1. Elaboration/Revision/Operationalization of Youth Public Policies
2. Improvement of youth representation and youth contribution to the public media
3. Reinforcement of youth skills thus allowing them to have a say in the political dialogue and in the follow-up to the programmes and the policies related to youth training and employment.

The Worshop will gather some 20 young women and men from civil society, representing 12 Tunisian youth organizations. The latter were selected following a call of interest, with a view of establishing a Working Group on Youth, named “Working Group NET-MED Youth Tunisia”.

This group will be the focal point of the Project throughout its duration (2014-2017). Its functions include:
• Design and implementation of the project activities
• Empowerment and transfer of acquired techniques and skills
• Expertise and content development
• Advocacy

Based on the area of interest and the level of knowledge and expertise within the three tackled topics, its member organizations will be part of a thematic sub-category that will contribute to one or several expected results of the Project.

Next steps
1. A working group consisting of 12 established and operational youth organizations set up.
2. Working methods for each result of the Project identified
3. Terms of Reference of the Working Group clear and accepted by everyone
4. A workplan for the Project’s first year.