Youth prospects and perspectives in the Southern Mediterranean: SAHWA project presents finding of country case studies
December 16, 2016
The EU-funded SAHWA project held a public event en Cairo last week to present the findings of studies on the situation of youth and the obstacles they face in five countries of the Southern Mediterranean region (Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia).
The event consisted in two panels, followed by a discussion with the audience. The first panel, entitled “Youth views, conditions and prospects in Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia”, was devoted to present the five National Case Studies in order to offer the audience a qualitative and quantitative overview of each country of study.
The second panel, “Youth through regional lenses: Opportunities, Engagement, Values, Cultures, Gender Issues and Migration”, dealt with the most important research themes through comparative lenses, thus underlining commonalities and differences from country to country and across countries.
The SAHWA Project brings together fifteen partners from Europe and Arab countries to research youth prospects and perspectives in a context of multiple social, economic and political transitions in five Arab Mediterranean countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon). The thematic axes around which the project will revolve are education, employment and social inclusion, political mobilisation and participation, culture and values, international migration and mobility, gender, comparative experiences in other transitional contexts and public policies and international cooperation.