North Africa

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The protests led by the younger generation against authoritarian regimes in the Arab world are a concern for many, eliciting hope for some and causing worry for others. Many international youth work organisations are considering how they can influence efforts to develop democratic structures and build a civil society. IJAB organises study visits and provides information to organisations that wish to become active in North Africa.

Drei Menschen unterhalten sich.
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Marlene Resch

International experts discuss ways to prevent radicalisation: Question narratives, build networks

German and Tunisian experts met from 23 to 27 September 2019 in Germany to debate approaches towards preventing radicalisation. This international event illustrated the kind of a dialogue that is also necessary between young people in both countries for a peaceful society to evolve. [read more]

Eine Frau spricht in ein Mikrofon, andere hören ihr zu.
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Christiane Reinholz-Asolli

Third conference on German-North African youth exchanges to take place in Casablanca

Two years after the last conference in Tunis, the members of the German, Moroccan, Tunisian and Egyptian youth exchange network will now meet again from 22 to 25 November 2019 in Casablanca, Morocco. The event has been made possible thanks to funding from the German Federal Foreign Office. Apart from discussing practices and developing new project ideas, this time participants will focus on local youth work. [read more]

Eine Gruppe von Menschen sitzt im Kreis und unterhält sich.
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Christian Herrmann

North Africa networking day: Moving the dialogue ahead

Youth exchange stakeholders in Germany, Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt plan to create a stronger network and strengthen the dialogue about their activities, also at the national level. These are the main conclusions drawn by participants of the “Dialogue Me To Network” conference in Tunis in 2017. On 8 November 2018, a number of stakeholders met in Königswinter, Germany, to continue the conversation. [read more]

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Christian Herrmann

Exchange with North Africa: Engaging in dialogue, building networks

Since the Arab Spring North Africa is a changed region – with a broader horizon for youth and expert exchanges. Guided by the motto “Dialogue Me To Network”, a conference was held in Tunis between 8 and 11 December 2017 for stakeholders from Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt and Germany to discuss how dialogue can be stabilised and expanded. It was a look back, but equally a look ahead. [read more]

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Christian Herrmann

Youth exchange schemes with North Africa need stability, sustainability and long-term prospects

Around 40 international youth work experts from Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt and Germany convened in Bonn from 28 to 30 November 2015 to review the progress of the joint projects begun as part of the “transformation partnerships” initiated by the Federal Foreign Office. At the conference, they shared their experiences and made proposals for the future course of the youth and expert exchange schemes between Germany and North Africa. [read more]

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Tanja Voelker

Quo vadis Egyptian youth? Status and perspective of youth work in Egypt four years after the revolution

Since the revolution in Egypt, we carefully monitor young Arabic people in their search for social participation and democratic decision-making. In the wake of bloody mass demonstrations, young Egyptians are fighting for political change and new opportunities. IJAB invited German youth work representatives to travel to Cairo on a study visit from 1 to 6 November in order to see for themselves what the current state of development was in the youth sector, and to also establish contacts for future cooperation. [read more]

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