CFI is launching a €2 million project to support Arab youth


Young people are at the heart of French cooperation and development actionsThe European Union has selected CFI as coordinator of the Youthroom project, which aims to support young citizens in the Arab world through the media.

Youthroom will run over four years and mentor 20 initiatives from Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. 

  • Selection: in March 2018, there will be a call for applications to longlist the 30 bestprojects focussing on digital content intended to meet the expectations of young people and to enable them to become involved in public and local life.
  • Hackathon: a hackathon will bring teams together around projects for developing innovative digital programmes over the course of a few hours.
  • Subsidy: The 10 best projects will receive a subsidy of €60 000.
  • Incubation: These10 award winners will further benefit from personalised mentoring throughoutthe implementation of their project. They will have regular meetings at workingsessions to exchange and to promote a regional group dynamic.


Jean Emmanuel Casalta, CFI Chairman and Managing Director: “CFI’s aim, through Youthroom, is to offer young citizens, from nine countries in the Arab world, the opportunity, resources and training mentoring to create and produce digital content for new generations.”



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