Young Arab Voices Blog



"Policy Dialogue with the EU High-Representative for Foreign Affairs"

An EU Initiative in association with Young Mediterranean Voices

Brussels, 22-23 March 2017

Deadline to respond to this call for interest: 19th February 2017 (17h Egypt-time)

Special Young Arab Voices Call for the Mediterranean Forum 2016 in Malta

This call to Youth Sector representatives from the Southern Mediterranean region, run in association with "Young Arab Voices", is coordinated by the Anna Lindh Foundation and funded by the Government of Finland. Delegates selected through this call will have their travel to Malta covered, along with accommodation and meals. The activity is scheduled from 23rd to 25th October 2016.

Insight: Young Arab Voices - Chatham House Report

There are some 300 million young people in the Middle East and North Africa. Tens of millions of them have no jobs, no opportunities, and no voice. This represents an enormous challenge – but also a huge potential dividend if their energies can be harnessed positively by their societies. David Knox and Alasdair Donaldson from the British Council comment on the latest report by Chatham House on Young Arab Voices programme.

Lebanese Boxing Days Championship 2016 Launched in Beirut

The Young Arab Voices programme (YAV) in Lebanon organises for the first time the #YAVinLebanon Boxing Days (National Youth Debate Competition) on the 21st and 22nd of May 2016.

Cairo hosts 145 participants to compete in the National Debate Championship – Egypt Boxing Days 2016

For the first time since the launch of the Young Arab Voices programme (YAV) in Egypt in 2011, and after a series of successful local debate tournaments, Cairo hosts the 1st National Debate Championship “Egypt Boxing Days 2016” from the 17th to the 19th of April 2016.

New research highlights the role of youth debate and creative enterprise in countering extremism

Transferable skills such as debating, critical thinking and creative enterprise are central to strengthening resilience in the face of radicalisation and extremist narratives, according to a new study.

Youth detachment from traditional media outlets must be addressed, according to new study

New research has revealed how the lack of representation in print and broadcast media is exacerbating youth exclusion from national discourse and debate.

Tunisian Education Ministry enters new partnership to embed debate in the curriculum

“Young Arab Voices” programme ambassadors from Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia had the opportunity to meet with the Tunisian Minister of Education to exchange ideas on proposals to embed debate in the national curricula.

Statement at the close of the Young Arab Voices "Debate to Action" Regional Forum in Tunisia

The following statement was delivered today by alumni of the Young Arab Voices debate programme at the close of a landmark regional forum taking place in Tunis, Tunisia:

Pioneering ‘Debate to Action’ research exposes the potential of youth dialogue and creative enterprise to challenge extremist narratives

More than 100 emerging youth leaders came together this week in Tunis for the Young Arab Voices ‘Debate to Action’ Regional Forum, featuring a series of regional debates and training sessions over the course of the three-day event.