A seminar on « Youth in the Maghreb: between marginalisation and opportunities » was held on 7 and 8 March in Rabat, Morocco. The event was jointly organized by CESEM (a research center affiliated to the HEM Business School and a member of the EU-funded project Sahwa) and by UNESCO in the framework of its EU-funded project Net-Med Youth. The objective of this seminar is to create a collaborative platform bringing together the academic community, civil society, national institutions, public and private, and cooperation actors, making it possible to capitalize on and deepen existing work.
The meeting focused on youth issues in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, but case studies from other countries of the region were also presented and discussed.
As part of the work of NET-MED Youth in the region, UNESCO has produced studies on the participatory dynamics of young people involved in youth organisations and their participation in reform processes. The CESEM (Centre d’Etudes Sociales, Economiques et Managériales de Rabat) and its partners have also produced a series of analyses, based on field research, on the economic, entrepreneurial and associative practices of young people.
The participants cross-referenced the results of the various research projects on youth and youth issues, identified ways of working on research projects to be carried out on young people in the Maghreb which would emanate from field experiments, and would be based on data and analysis already produced in the region. They also discussed working directions for operational projects on youth and youth issues based on reliable results, analyses and data from the field.
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