launched in 2014, the Young Mediterranean Citizen’s Workshop (AJCM) supports a collective approach led by committed and supportive young people all around the Mediterranean engage to make a difference
represent to make your voice heard and in 2019 The AJCM action is workshops throughout the year, meetings debates, symbolic actions such as today’s day which is very important to us because it helps to promote the civic engagement of young people in the Mediterranean. workshops organized throughout the year to understand and raise awareness of Mediterranean issues and ecological problems through artistic practice, citizen journalism and collective intelligence. we will try to respect the rules of collective intelligence have you ever heard of collective intelligence? – no
– it’s very simple, collective intelligence is first of all, to consider that you are all intelligents no, but that’s the logistics, on the spot we will manage to move from one country to another… that’s not complicated. There is also the coffee grounds, in fact there are about ten, fifteen jars where people are asked to recognize it if they know what it is and all.
and all of this can be useful. it’s more homemade, organic, products that can be of better quality than those you can find in supermarkets. – how can you encourage them to sort?
– by discussing it, like now, I talk to you about it and then you will talk to him, to other people avril 27 2019
The Young Mediterranean Civic Engagement Day
third edition waste collection, stands, workshops…
organized in partnership with youth, citizenship, environment or popular education structures.. in France: in Marseille, Toulon, Nice so today’s day is organized by the association Les Têtes de l’Art but also the association Citoyens de la Terre 15-38 Méditerranée, the Cercle ACM de Marseille this is a project that is supported by the Region Sud Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur and the FACM foundation banana peels, apple cores, stuff like that, you put them in green bags for the waste collection you can go a little bit where you want, so that means this way or this way knowing that at the end of the collection, all the bags will be collected by the city’s waste management department this is all that’s organic and this is the cigarette butts. all smokers, know that your mouths are cold ashtrays, it stinks. the workshop is called “Tunisia as you have never seen it” I talk about our history, our legend, and I speak afterwards about our tradition well, Tunisians are food lovers people, we eat a lot a Mediterranean buffet, with specialities from the different countries participating in the AJCM there is a small drink, I don’t remember the name, which comes from Egypt the baghrir which are pancakes from Morocco, but we can also say maybe from Algeria with this waste, she created a sculpture, she created her own work and as soon as we arrived, we just had to do the arms we still did something rather good so we are happy The AJCM is in France but not only Together we are working to promote and engage young Mediterranean people in the field of sustainable development and citizenship and then this notion of citizen intelligence means that the citizen by connecting himself in different places, Marseille, Toulon, Nice, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Greece etc. can find out solutions And the same thing is happening in 10 Mediterranean countries and 25 beaches so there is really a strong and symbolic dimension where all young people can work together and we hope one day to make them physically meet each others. Citizen initiatives highlighted in a series of articles produced by a network of correspondents in the Mediterranean “The AJCM, for a youth committed to the Mediterranean”
“EcoSouk: Beirut’s organic and waste-free island” “In Alexandria, war against plastic is declared”
“In Tunis, bring together young people in the struggle for the environment” “Preservation of the marine environment, in Denia the youngest go to sea”
“In Marseille, the young people of Alternatiba: “we live there, we act”” “An NGO to protect the sea in the land of Poseidon”
“Tunisia, the virtual Erasmus revolution” And so it gives collective energy to give answers to these major Mediterranean issues for example, there were partners who also promoted dialogue between associations and locally elected others also worked on the place of women in society or how to support women’s entrepreneurship any last words? our goal is to speak out for the young people of the region to set up projects that are done by us but also for us All young people should get involved in the climate cause because it will affect us tomorrow if the climate continues to decline, we will not be able to live in a completely destroyed world we are young and we are working on this project, because it will be the world we will live in tomorrow so it is important to focus on it and work on it today to be an actor/tress rather than a spectator it allows us to set up real projects and it makes us grow at the same time show that it is indeed possible to bring people from different backgrounds together for a common cause I am quite concerned and because I am concerned I want to get involved it has been an opportunity for me to get involved, to carry out quite concrete projects and not just think about them And we hope that this will continue, and that young people will continue as they have done for many years, to be committed, to volunteer and to be in solidarity with each other also in a rather complex area like the Mediterranean So we are also here to encourage them long live the AJCM to act Albania Algéria Egypt Spain France Italy Lebanon Marocco Montenegro Tunisia AJCM ! See you soon !