EU-funded regional workshop to be held in Tunis focuses on cultural heritage protection

September 6, 2018
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Under the framework of The Networks of Mediterranean Youth Project – NET-MED Youth (2014-2018) and as part of UNESCO’s and the EU’s commitment to engaging youth in safeguarding their cultural heritage and promoting inclusive cultural policies, UNESCO and partners launch a Call for Applications to take part in  the regional training “Increasing appetite for creative digital technologies among young cultural heritage defenders”.

The event, targeting youth organizations engaged in the protection of cultural heritage in the Arab region, will take place in Tunisia in November 2018 (tentative dates 22-24 Nov.).  Interested candidates must send CVs and cover letter before 10 September.

Bringing together experts and representatives of CSOs engaged in cultural heritage safeguarding, this regional workshop will highlight the potential of cutting-edge technologies for cultural heritage protection. It aims at:

  • Equipping selected youth organizations committed to and engaged in cultural heritage protection and promotion with new skills, knowledge and approaches to represent, document and make endangered cultural heritage more visible
  • Giving unique opportunities to partner youth organizations to upgrade their work in this field, by highlighting opportunities offered by virtual environments
  • Sharing and analyzing successful experiences from the Arab region and beyond using the most advanced technologies (augmented reality, virtual experiences, 3D simulation, gaming) to document and raise awareness of cultural heritage among youth, through mixed educative and training techniques
  • Strengthen networking and mutualize resources between creative young entrepreneurs and youth organizations for the promotion of heritage as a fundamental prerequisite of democracy, a pillar of freedom of expression, and an essential element for the wellbeing of societies.


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Countries covered:

  • Tunisia