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Portrait of a Generation: From South Mediterranean Countries to Europe, who are today's young people

In a unique survey, some ten thousand young people – 18 to 35 years old - describe their living conditions, voice their opinions on society, discuss their aspirations and their fears relating to a wide range of subjects, including their daily lives, personal relationships, studies, working conditions, leisure, obligations, private life, political outlook, feelings and ideas.

Generation What? offers a panoramic look at the broad range of experiences which mark these transitional years in young people’s lives. It is the outcome of an extensive online consultation carried out in Europe in 2016 and in a number of Arab countries in 2018, in partnership with different audiovisual media channels in these countries. The results are now available online.

Join us to learn more, celebrate the closing of the project and discuss the role of audiovisual and media policy in our relations with our neighbours from the southern Mediterranean region.



Florence Ranson, Public Affairs Communication Lead, European Broadcasting Union

16:00 Welcome

  • Nicola Frank, Head of Public Affairs, European Broadcasting Union

16:05 Panel

  • Isabel Santos, MEP   
  • Samira Mahdaoui, Director, Radio-Tunis chaîne internationale (RTCI)
  • Henrike Trautmann, Head of Unit Regional Programmes Neighbourhood South, DG Near, European Commission
  • Paola Parri, Deputy Secretary General, COPEAM
  • Christophe Nick, Director, Yami2 production company

17:05 Q&A

17:35 Closing remarks

  • Nicola Frank
  • Henrike Trautmann

17:45 Drinks

To register, please contact us at events-brussels@ebu.ch

Interpretation FR/EN will be provided.

Generation What? is a project funded by the European Commission, managed by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), in cooperation with the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), COPEAM and the production companies Yami2 and Upian.

This particular survey covers the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Lybia, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia.