Regional Youth Conference, 27-28 November 2018, Tunis, Tunisia


Local engagement - YOUTHink about it!

The project “Youth in Public Life: Towards an Open and Inclusive Youth Engagement” is implemented by the MENA-OECD Governance Programme with the support of the G7 Deauville Partnership MENA Transition Fund. It supports Tunisia, Morocco and Jordan in strengthening public governance arrangements for young men and women to engage in public life.


In the framework of the project, the Presidency of the Government and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sport of Tunisia organised in co-operation with the OECD the high-level regional youth conference on 27-28 November 2018 in Tunis. 



The conference brought together representatives from youth ministries, public decision-makers from the cen­tral and local level, youth associations, non-governmental organisations and young people from MENA and OECD member countries to exchange good practices and lessons learned on how to increase youth participation at the local level and how public policies and services at the local level can better respond to the actual needs of young men and women. 



  • Open Circle Discussions on “Youth and the Government” and “Youth and the City”
  • Met the Minister/Parliamentarian
  • Tedx Talks: Youth experiences for better lives!
  • Display of the winning video “What can your mayor do to engage with young people?” 
  • Cultural visit
  • Artistic presentations by young people


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 Video Competition 

  • Are you interested in being more engaged in the public life of your city?
  • Do you feel young people want to participate more in the public decision-making in their cities and neighbourhoods, but don’t necessarily have the tools to be heard?
  • Do you feel public policies and services in your home place could better respond to the needs of youth?

If you are between 18 and 35 and want to make your voice heard, this is the time to be creative! We want to hear your ideas! 

The competition is closed. 

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