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Med Culture is a Technical Assistance Unit funded by the European Union for the promotion of culture as vector of Human, Social and Economic Development in South Mediterranean countries. 

Houna aShabab-Nesrine Daly

Houna aShabab-Nesrine Daly

“Artists are their countries’ ambassadors, if you take away some of the mobility hurdles they face, this would give them a chance to exist, work and be productive wherever they need to be”, 29 year-old Nesrine, presents herself as a young Tunisian activist. She works with the civil society in the field of political accountability and is in charge of cultural activities at Doustourna Network.  Eager for women rights, gender and participative democracy, Nesrine is also a musician and has passion for writing. She’s been working on establishing a cultural centre “Afro-Med” which shall provide trainings in artistic creation, and is now celebrating its launch in January 2017. 

The video shows the importance and necessity of the involvement of young Arab cultural operators from the south Mediterranean countries in Med Culture’s actions by providing them with a platform that allows for them to voice a reflection of their realities as the name of the group demands, and offers them the necessary tools for their personal and professional development.

This is the second Video of a series of 6 that Med Culture will publish on a monthly basis, it was filmed during Houna aShabab’s 3rd and last workshop, in Amman-Jordan, during 15-17 July, 2016 to particularly examine “Cultural Policies and the Value of Cultural Projects” and shed some light on the interaction between cultural operators and their overall cultural and political environments. Click to know more about the 1st workshop, 2nd and 3rd workshops.