A new leadership for the Southern shore of the Mediterranean

AREA: Popular diplomacy

The project Una nuova classe dirigente per la Sponda Sud del Mediterraneo is an international cooperation process undertaken by Rondine in 2012 after the events of the so-called Arab Spring. It aimed to help the new generations from the South Mediterranean to understand the current transformation processes and actively participate in the phase of historical changes their countries were going through.

The project is articulated in local educational programs, implemented in 2012, 2013 and 2014 at the Citadel of Peace and the Centro per la Formazione alla Solidarietà Internazionale di Trento (Centre for the Education to International Solidarity of Trento): through the application of the Rondine Method, fifty young people from the Middle East and North Africa have been educated to become agents of change.

The project finished in April 2016 in Trento with the International Symposium “Sponda Sud. Nuove prospettive per il Mediterraneo” (South Shore. New perspectives for the Mediterranean).