Discover our webseries New Chance
A series of reports about the social inclusion of young people in Mediterranean countries
le 04 February 2021
Shot within the centres of association that are membres or partners of the MedNC network, these reports also highlight the commitment of the professionals who support the young people in their everyday lives.
An independent, committed media
Set up in 2015 by the production agency FabLabChannel, Les Haut-Parleurs is a network and independent production company for young, French-speaking reporters. Highly active in the Mediterranean region, it includes more than 150 committed, passionate young video makers from more than 30 different countries who have made more than 450 reports and documentaries. They take a free and creative approach to subject matter as diverse as the environment, women’s rights and solidarity against injustice.
As the MedNC network, Les Haut-Parleurs were part of the projects that have been awarded at the Summit of the Two Shores in 2019.
"It is with a great enthusiasm, despite the filming difficulties related to the pandemic, that we produced and directed with 4 Haut-Parleurs in the field these 4 documentaries on New Chance schools around the Mediterranean. In this early 2021, showing that we must not resign to pessimism to all the young people who are discouraged and drop out, while these schools show that they succeed in putting the majority of these students back on the path of employment and especially in self-confidence, is exemplary! We need these kind of stories. Let’s support them!"Claire LeproustFabLabChannel founder and producer
Solutions to youth unemployment in the Mediterranean
In 2020, the Mediterranean region continued to have one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the world: 35% of 15 to 24-year-olds in Tunisia were jobless, 32% in Spain, 29% in Italy and 29% in Algeria. And dropping out of school was one of the structural causes of these inclusion difficulties. These figures are worrying in themselves, but the consequences of the pandemic will make them even worse.
"We expect these videos will resonate with the millions of young people who find themselves in similar situations to persuade them to go back to school; professionals, to encourage them in the fantastic job they are doing; society as a whole and employers, to correct their view of these young people who want to contribute to the development of their countries; and potential partners, so that they support these initiatives."Astrid DesjobertHead of the operations in the Western Mediterranean for the IECD
From today, the four episodes of “New chance: addressing school dropout” can be found on Haut-Parleurs YouTube Channel and here below:
Sara and Yacine, interns at Marseille 2nd Chance School – France
Abdelghafour and Amina, students at L’Heure Joyeuse in Casablanca – Morocco
Joana and Hugo, students at Matoshinos 2nd Chance School – Portugal