By Asmae Azzamouri
Tangier – From 21-23 of March, the city of Tangier invites youth nationwide to discuss political participation in the younger generation.
Believing in the power of youth and the importance of civic engagement, “Takatoul Associations Grand Tangier” and Moroccan Center for Civic Education organized the first “Youth Days” forum.
“Youth Days” is a 3-day action packed, motivational and brainstorming forum. It gathers highly driven youth from all over the Moroccan kingdom to exchange and discuss ideas. Topics include citizenship, civil society and governance among others. The main theme of the forum is political participation of youth”.
Distinguished figures are attending the event ranging from parliamentarians and social activists to politicians and intellectuals. Among these important attendees, are: Mohamed Ouzzine: Morocco’s Minister of Youth and Sports; Mohamed Najib Boulif: Minister Delegate for General Affairs and Good Governance; Mr. Fouad El Omari: the Mayor of Tangier; and Mr. Khiyi Mohamed: a Moroccan Parliamentarian.
As the voice of youth is tremendously important to the overall success of the program, in the short term and long term, “Youth Days” is supported by the United Nations Fund for Democracy (UNFD) who provided 30 young activists the opportunity to attend the programs’ vital workshops.
The 30 selected participants will be trained under the supervision of academics and social activists for a two-day training workshop.
Participants will be learning about civic engagement and political activism to promote the social inclusion of youth in Morocco.
Edited by Sahar Kian