On the occasion of POWER2YOUTH kick-off, a public conference was organized in collaboration with La Sapienza University of Rome the 11th of April 2014.read more..
POWER2YOUTH is a consortium of research and academic institutions from different disciplines based in the EU member states, Norway, Switzerland and SEM countries formed to explore the dynamics of youth exclusion and the prospects for youth inclusion and overall change in the South and East Mediterranean (SEM).
POWER2YOUTH is a project mainly funded under the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme, with a total budget of € 3,402 million. It will run for three years starting in March 2014.
POWER2YOUTH aims to advance theory and extend knowledge on the complex processes and dynamics of youth exclusion and inclusion in the SEM region as well as to provide innovative and concrete policy recommendations that create opportunities for youth empowerment. The project will examine the root causes of youth exclusion and the role that youth can play in the on-going transformations through a multi-level (macro, meso and micro), interdisciplinary and gender-sensitive theoretical approach that combines both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Six SEM country case studies are selected: Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Occupied Palestinian Territories and Turkey.
Ruba Salih from Soas discusses the new pressures Women in the South Mediterranean coming both from neo-liberal policies and patriarchy.read more..
By Maria Cristina Paciello and Daniela Pioppi
“Youth” has been a category of public action in Tunisia ever since the country achieved its independence, although the discourse, values and policies associated with it have changed following the different phases of the country’s political economy.read more..