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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
The "Young Arab Voices" is a regional project, jointly launched by the British Council and the Anna Lindh Foundation, aims at developing skills and opportunities for youth-led debate across the Arab region.