The EU-funded D-Jil project has selected the ten winning projects to be awarded grants. These ten winners were chosen out of 250 digital projects that submitted their application and thirty projects which were pre-selected to participate in two hackathons in Casablanca and Beirut.
These events served as a full-scale test of the viability of the projects. The teams, made up of journalists, web developers, graphic designers and designers, were pitched against each other in a fun competition to produce and build on the best presentation of their project.
Support was provided to the teams by media, web, communication and entrepreneurial professionals.
A second call for projects will take place before the end of 2018 with a view to selecting 10 new projects.
Co-funded by the European Commission and implemented by CFI, D-Jil aims to support young citizens in the Arab world through the media. Its overall objective is to contribute to the active citizenship and empowerment of young people in the target countries of the southern neighbourhood by using online media as a vector.