We are proud to present the start of a new program in Tunisia in 2017 and invite you for the kick-off meeting in Tunis.
The new program:
The pilot phase aims at anchoring democratic culture in society by supporting youth in unfolding their potential as solution-makers in their communities. Throughout 2017, 100 Tunisians between the ages of 16 and 20 from Djerba and Gabes will design, plan and implement their own civic initiatives from scratch. This empowerment program revolves around future-shaping by doing: through a mix of workshops and coaching by Tunisian and international facilitators and implementation of their own civic initiatives, the young participants will grow personally and learn that the future is something they are creating. The focus on two regions only in the pilot phase will create visible societal impact on a community-level through the multitude of initiatives taking place. In 2018 the program will be scaled up to take place in four Tunisian cities reaching out to 200 youth. It is further envisioned to expand to neighboring countries after that.
In short the program will:
-Empower 100 young people from 16-20 to become active citizens and change-makers in their communities. The topical focus will be on inclusion and participation (2 times 3 trainings of 5-7 days),
-Train 15 active people as mentors for initiative teams (2 trainings of 3 days),
-Offer exchange and qualification for 20 facilitators from North-Africa and Europe (1 training of 5 days),
-Support the networking and capacity building for 70 coordinators and multipliers in the field of active citizenship from North-Africa and Europe (1 training of 5 days).
The kick-off meeting:
The Kick-off meeting is the starting point to shape the program and to build up a pool of facilitators that will implement the trainings. The meeting brings together 12-15 experienced facilitators from Tunisia and out of the international trainer pool of the program partner Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg to exchange experiences and approaches, to find a common understanding and to co-create the activities for the program year 2017.
Goals of the meeting
- Exchange of experiences, methods and approaches
- Input on the cultural specifics of citizenship education in Tunisia
- Finding a common understanding of our approach as facilitators
- Planning of the program activities in Tunisia
Ines Amri (MEF)
Monika Nikzentaitis-Stobbe (Theodor Heuss Kolleg)
The meeting takes place at
*The program is implemented in cooperation of Maghreb Economic Forum and Theodor-
This project is funded by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) with resources provided
by the German Federal Foreign Office