The EU-funded Generation What?Arabic programme reveals the final results of its in-depth multi-media survey among young people (age 18-35) in the Neighbourhood South (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia).
Key survey highlights:
- Striking criticism of the current system and lack of trust in institutions is hovering round alarming 90% (corruption, inequalities, almost no trust in police, justice, media or education!).
- Approx. half of respondents are ready to engage in protests and revolts in order to bring about change.
- Liberal values (solidarity, secularism, tolerance, etc.) are widely shared.
- Large majority could not be happy in life without culture (book, music, or films).
- And most importantly, the youth in the EU have responded in the Generation What survey in 2016 so closely to the youth in the Neighbourhood South, that the similarity cannot be overlooked, especially in the current context of the highly polarized political debates (e.g. on migration issues, etc.). #onegeneration
The survey is a comprehensive and nuanced sociological profile of the young generation in the region, based on approx. 8 000 respondents (statistically corrected, 1000 respondents per country). The results indicate a similar generational shift as the one in 1968. The young generations display a lot of dynamism and evolution from Millennials to Gen-Zeros.
There are two types of analysis: (1) national per country (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Tunis, all available in English/French or Arabic), and (2), regional South and a regional comparison with the EU, available in English, French and Arabic.
Generation What? is a project funded by the European Union, managed by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), in cooperation with the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), COPEAM and the production companies Yami2 and Upian.
Produce your stories about young people making change in the Neighbourhood with OPEN Media Hub support:
The Open Media Hub has launched a Call for Expression of Interest for Production Support for a series of the social media videos “BEING 20: YOUNG ACTIVISTS”.
Applicants are invited to produce a 90 seconds original square video for social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Instagram etc.).
Journalists may also submit the proposed story in HDTV format together with the square video format.
Deadline for applications: December 1, 2019