Middle East and North Africa

Result of a pioneering collaboration between the MedNC network and the web media “Les Haut-Parleurs”, this documentary series gives eight young people the chance to raise their voice. The four girls and four boys, from four Mediterranean countries, have all dropped out of the school system for a time but have recently been reintegrated through an occupational inclusion scheme.

Jeunes collégien du CERES à Madagascar

Between June and October 2020, classrooms were filled to the brim again for the start of the new school year in the IECD’s countries of intervention despite the COVID-19 health crisis. Faced with a context that remains very uncertain and degraded teaching methods, the IECD’s teams are pursuing their mission alongside the young people and their teachers. 

In Syria, the IECD has overcome the consequences of the health crisis by launching online training courses and strengthening its support for young people, entrepreneurs and families.

Amid the coronavirus crisis, The IECD’s teams in Lebanon are being increasingly inventive to ensure the continuity of training. 

Esraa Mohamad, 17 ans

Being a young Egyptian and creating your own electricity company? This is what the IECD is defending in Alexandria!

From 25 to 27 November, the 2019 Conference of the New Chance Mediterranean Network (MedNC) was held in Barcelona: it was the opportunity for 70 professionals from 13 countries that work to favor the integration of young people in difficulty to transfer their good practices and deploy new projects leading to cooperation between both shores of the Mediterranean.

Miss Janaïna Herrera, the French General Consul in Alexandria, welcomed the IECD and local stakeholders of the “Seeds of Hope” project, which allowed 526 students (including 321 girls) from two technical schools to follow high quality training in electrical maintenance.

Astrid Desjobert, the head of the New Chance Mediterranean network and the IECD’s representative in the PACA region was interviewed by Eric Bataillon on RFI in the Orient Hebdo program broadcast on Sunday 22 September 2019.

Sara is an electrical student in Alexandria, Egypt. Despite the negative remarks from those around her, she perseveres in her studies and discovers a real passion…