The EU-funded Safir network expands with the arrival of new members

January 25, 2021
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After a selection phase completed in October 2020, 7 incubators and 21 civil society organisations joined the project.

The new members will take part in sessions to share their methodologies, before supporting, in turn, the young project leaders benefiting from Safir. They will also benefit from regional networking at dedicated events.

A second call for applications from higher education institutions was launched at the end of 2020. The list of selected universities will be released shortly.

Safir is an ambitious project supporting youth and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 9 countries across North Africa and the Middle East. Co-funded by the European Union, it aims at creating an enabling environment in favour of youth participation and of the development of entrepreneurial projects with social, cultural and environmental impact. Safir is built around 3 pillars: to provide support to more than 1,000 young project leaders, to develop a regional network of organisations supporting social entrepreneurship, and to accompany the creation of spaces for dialogue between youth and governmental authorities.


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Safir project – website

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia