Unfair Starting Lines: Understanding Disadvantages
in North African Youth Opportunities

written by Mbarka Zekri, Tunisia

In North Africa, the starting line for youth pursuing their dreams is not uniform. While some individuals are granted access to quality education, familial support, and opportunities, others contend with familial obligations, limited resources, and a lack of educational infrastructure. These factors establish a fundamentally uneven playing field.



Violence against teachers

written by Lazar Uzelac, Serbia

We remember and retell pranks from school, and in them there is always that “crumb of childhood”, naivety and clumsiness of youth. But, in the case of the professor from Trstenik, it about the intention to completely humiliate this professor, to, in the literal sense, make her fall on the floor and to immediately post video of this heinous act on social networks.



Media misinformation and disinformation

written by Marina Medhat, Egypt

Media misinformation and disinformation is a major worldwide problem, as media plays a big role everyday in our lives. Everyone uses media for different purposes. In today’s society, it’s hard to tell what’s true and what’s fake!, and we have seen more and more people fall victim to media – induced confusion, believing all kinds of fake stories which leads to unnecessary drama.



Where and How to Study Youth Work in Estonia?

written by Pavel Smulski, Estonia

In Estonia, you can study youth work at three universities: Viljandi Culture Academy, Narva College, and Tallinn University. All three programs provide students with fundamental knowledge in the field of youth work.



The importance of youth empowerment

written by Imane Aknioune, Morroco

Empowering the youth gives back to society by forging a strong generation of young people; a generation that is well equipped with knowledge, skills, and competence to contribute to society, and shape a better future. Empowering young generations makes an impact not only on the lives of young individuals but also on the well being of communities and nations.





Kill Your Darlings

written by Afraa Maiza, Tunisia

Do you know what the saying “kill your darlings” means? “Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities.” ~Dalai Lama I asked on Facebook about the topic of “giving up attachment,” and I collected some opinions: Sufyan says: “To be attached to… Continue reading Kill Your Darlings



Enlargement fatigue and Democratic Backsliding in the Balkans

written by Gevin Sherko, Albania

In his recent speech at a meeting with Albanian diaspora in Milano, Italy, the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama did not hesitate at throwing shades at the European Union regarding the prospects of Albania joining the European Union. Rama attributed the lack of progress to the “slow Brussels bureaucracy” which is moving with “turtle-like steps”.… Continue reading Enlargement fatigue and Democratic Backsliding in the Balkans

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Media literacy training for youth workers successfully implemented

INFO, CDER

Within MEDIActive Youth project on media literacy, the training course has been successfully held in Belgrade from 25th June to 2nd July 2022. The training, hosted by Centar za drustveno ekonomski razvoj (CDER), had 21 youth worker participants, 3 from each partner NGOs. It was led by experienced CDER trainers. The goal of the training… Continue reading Media literacy training for youth workers successfully implemented



Transcontinental MEDIActive Youth: Africa on Board Project has started

INFO, CDER

MEDIActive Youth is an international youth initiative of improving youth media literacy launched in 2015. Within two previous Erasmus+ MEDIActive Youth projects capacities of 22 youth NGOs from Europe and Latin America have been raised, a Transnational Youth Magazine (TYM) has been launched, website www.mediactiveyouth.net and multilingual online courses have been created. The overall objective… Continue reading Transcontinental MEDIActive Youth: Africa on Board Project has started



For women’s right to abortion

written by Ksenija Petrović, Serbia

In 2021 a young Polish woman, Izabela, was admitted to the hospital due to pregnancy complications. Her fetus had many problems and disorders and could not survive. But doctors were hesitant to operate on her because of a new law in Poland that bans abortion except in cases of incest and rape. Isabella’s condition worsened. She texted her mother: “my temperature is rising, I don’t think they will operate on me until the fetus’s heart is beating, and by then I could get sepsis.” She died a few hours later.