Moroccan youth sketch their vision of society at Net-Med Youth workshop
August 22, 2016
Some fifteen Moroccan youth and renowned editorial cartoonists gathered last month in Tangier for a 3-day workshop, organised by the EU-funded NET-MED Youth project, to explore cartooning as a medium to tackle youth issues.
First, Moroccan youth issues were grouped under several themes: education, culture, health, employment, civic participation, freedom of expression, access to information and gender equality. Then came the creative part where ideas were translated into powerful and impactful cartoons that reflect the daily life and the vision of Moroccan youth.
Youth and cartoonists want to take this initiative further and organise a cartoon exhibit next fall in order to raise awareness among the general public of the worries, challenges and aspirations of Morocco’s young population.
“The exhibit will stimulate reflection and will open up dialogue,” said Abdelmajid Moudni, president of the association Médias et Cultures. “It will put the problems of Moroccan youth in perspective instead of laying out a ready-made reality.”
NET-MED Youth aims to improve the access and effective participation of young people in mainstreaming their priorities into legislation and national planning in the Southern Mediterranean Partner countries. Specifically, it aims to build the capacities of youth organisations in ENP South countries and to enhance networking among them in order to reduce the fragmentation of efforts and harness the collective potential of young people in achieving democratic transition towards active citizenship, political participation and social inclusion. (EU Neighbourhood Info)