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Creation of citizen media, rights to education, raising awareness of health-related issues, women's rights... Throughout the Arab world, young people are working hard to develop their societies, improve their everyday lives or promote freedom of expression. It is these young members of changing societies that SafirLab, the laboratory of change of CFI and the Institut français, is supporting.
Designed as an incubator for social innovation projects, SafirLab enables its participants, over a period of around ten months, to benefit from the expertise of prominent stakeholders in French and Arab civil society, to share successful local experiences, and to devise further phases for their business or community initiatives.
SafirLab thus provides strategic support to those young men and women who will one day play key roles in the economic, social and cultural fabric of their countries.
For the 2017-2018 edition, CFI and the Institut français are joining forces with leading experts in the social solidarity economy and new media outlets actively working in north Africa and the Middle East to implement the SafirLab programme, and will also be supporting projects selected over a period of several months.
25 project leaders aged between 20 and 30.
In collaboration with France's overseas cultural and cooperation network, a call for applications and selection of 25 business or community projects (in 2016 and 2017).
Social innovation is at the heart of the 2016 event. Applicants' dossiers must be submitted by midnight on 15 June 2016.
A week of skills enhancement programmes and professional meetings in Paris in autumn 2016 and 2017.
To mark the 5 th edition of SafirLab, CFI and the French Institute have selected around twenty projects headed up by young people who are working for change and are actively involved in new social dynamics sweeping across the Arab world.
Eight months' incubation within partner organisations established in north Africa and the Middle East (for the 2017-2018 programme).
Final follow-up and debriefing session in spring in one of the nine countries involved in the project (for the 2017-2018 programme).