On 19 December 2019, the EU Neighbours South Programme launched the regional #InTheirEyes #EU4YOUth competition aimed at digital influencers in eight countries of the Southern Neighbourhood: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. An intrepid human adventure had begun!
Over the space of two weeks, over 100 young people sent in their applications, showing their enthusiasm to take part in the contest. Through their videos, they expressed their ambitions, expectations and hopes for the future. They all demonstrated great talent and creativity, giving the judges a difficult task, since all the entrants were interesting and deserved to be chosen.
At the end of the tortuously difficult selection phase, 16 digital influencers were chosen, two from each country. The selected entrants stood out thanks to their high visibility on social media, their innovative approaches to video production and a real sense of responsibility and engagement despite their young age. The adventure could then start!
Watch the #InTheirEyes Award Ceremony, 9 December 2020:
Discover the #InTheirEyes 1 video productions:
Their names are Inès, Nour, Namees, Ahmad, Tasneem, O’day, Christina, Rebecca, Mohammed, Mohamed, Nisrine, Ihssane, Ma’moun, Yassine and Soufyen (and Ahmed from Cairo). They are digital influencers from eight countries in the Southern Neighbourhood. They share the same goal: to give young people in their region hope and encourage them to push forward:
A training course in storytelling and innovative content was organised in Tunisia in partnership with the sister project Open Media Hub, from 6 to 8 February 2020, to enable influencers to gain a better understanding of the values advocated by the European Union and the initiatives carried out in different countries, and to boost their storytelling and audiovisual production skills: