The city of Sousse encourages and enhances youth participation to address the challenges that sustainable development objectives bring and to foster a better Mediterranean future. Young people have to be heard, listened and supported in their actions to bring a change at local, national and international level.
Tags: Youth participation, social rights, youths councils, Tunisia
Project type European Territorial Cooperation Project, under ENPI CBC Med.
The Metropolitan Area of Barcelona
Municipality of Saida
Urban Community Al Fayhaa in the capacity of MedCities Knowledge Transfer Centre.
Municipal technical staff and political representatives, other public and private local stakeholders, citizens of Saida.
Start date 2011 – 2014
Sousse promoted the use of new methods, approaches and tools to involve young people in the different stages – dialogue, decision-making – and train them to imagine a sustainable, smart and inclusive city. The municipality fostered innovative spaces for dialogue and participation targeted to young people and directly linked to the municipal governance.
Some actions taken by Sousse city are:
This project gathered more or less 100 young people of different backgrounds, from 16 to 25 years old.
A report has been produced and gathers the outcomes of these fruitful exchanges and dialogues: Plaidoyer de la Jeunesse pour le Monde d’Après – Consultation de la Jeunesse de l’Aude, de Bobo-Dioulasso, de Ouagadougou et de Sousse, 2020.