In the framework of the NETMED Youth project, UNESCO Beirut partnered with the Political Science Institute at University of Saint Joseph (USJ) to develop a game that builds knowledge about parliamentary affairs and the legislative process among youth.


The game, called in Arabic “Badda Jalse” (which means “we need a parliamentary session” or also “Let’s have a serious talk”), and officially launched in December 2017, is conceived as an interactive and educational tool that introduces students and youth to parliamentary affairs, the mechanisms of legislative policy making, and the different existing laws. The game was introduced in 32 public and private schools in Lebanon, in Civic Education classes, and is enjoying huge success and popularity among youth.


As part of this project, UNESCO Beirut collaborated with USJ and the Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO to organize a two-day training on “Badda Jalsé: A training about legislative procedures for UNESCO Associated Schools”, on 11-12 May 2018. The training, which targeted a group of 50 school teachers across Lebanon (mainly civic education teachers), aimed at introduced participants to the game and providing them with the tools to implement it in their classes, thus enhancing their students’ awareness on democratic political processes in Lebanon. The training was built around the parliament game and other material produced for the teachers.

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.