Early in September 2017, we announced the winners of UNESCO’s call for projects on Cultural Heritage and Youth Engagement. 4 youth NGOs were selected and work is already underway.


Today we tell you a little more about the project submitted by the Tunisian association Edifices & Mémoires.


Edifices & Mémoires planned to create a Collective Heritage Observatory. It is a network of 15 observers stationed in different regions in Tunisia between September 18 and November 18, 2017, to identify and document the country’s cultural heritage sites. The team will report on any damages to these sites, such alterations or demolitions. The Collective Heritage Observatory was launched on September 8, 2017 with a diverse pool of young people, researchers and academicians.


Watch the video of the launch.



The work of the Observatory will go beyond making an inventory to raising community awareness about heritage issues. Edifices & Mémoires had already started an online campaign Winou El patrimoine? for that and will continue its outreach both online and offline.


NET-MED Youth supports youth initiatives and actions so that art and culture can be used as tools to resist challenges, preserve heritage and (re)construct a more sustainable southern Mediterranean region.






In the field

Youth and Media


Activities building skills among youth organizations and young journalists; to enhance youth representation in media and promote freedom of expression, media and information literacy and youth-generated media content.

Youth and Employment


Activities joining youth organizations, employment experts and different national stakeholders to engage in dialogue and work together on unemployment solutions and skills needs. 

Youth Policies


Activities empowering youth to participate in the communal and national development, revision and implementation of national youth strategies and public policies.