Some 35 participants from 8 countries in the southern Mediterranean region registered for the Majalat video contest "Zooming in on Civil Society." Nineteen young talents reached the final competition.
Selected by a professional jury from the region, the first 3 winners will be announced during the event organized in Brussels on 2 December, in parallel with the Civil Society Forum 2019.
From boiling streets in Beirut to polluted sites in Tunisia, from a center that supports young Palestinians to a Moroccan association for social entrepreneurship, from women surviving in Syria to young Tunisians working to prevent clandestine migration, and environmental awareness campaign in Libya... With creativity, energy and commitment, the young directors produced video reports which shine a light on civil society actors and their social, political, economic and environmental struggles. These 19 independent and talented young finalists bring crucial testimony to the realities in the field and social movements in the region.
“Majalat” is a regional initiative supported and financed by the European Commission. This unique initiative led by civil society organisations from the North and South of the Mediterranean aims to build a continuous exchange between the EU and Civil Society from ten countries from the South of the Mediterranean in continuity with previous EU structured dialogues. Each year, through an annual cycle of activities, civil society organisations will gather to discuss and exchange on 5 themes that are central for the relations between the EU and countries in the region (Governance and Rule of Law, security and countering violence, migration, economic and social dialogue, social and climate justice). The results of these discussions will be brought from the field into structured (policy) dialogues with the European Union.