Our Projects

Youth production space:
ICCG aims to foster creativity and positivity among young people and to support this mission, we have established a studio that is open and accessible to them. This studio serves as a dynamic space where youth can explore their creative potential and produce content that promotes positive values, and inclusivity while addressing misinformation and fake news. Through various resources and support, we aim to empower the youth to express themselves and contribute meaningfully to their communities.

Phase I: Be Feya9-connect-and engage:
“ Be Feya9-connect-and engage” is a project implemented by Ifrikya Center for Common Ground (ICCG) and Search for Common Ground (Search) for a period of 9 months. Through this project, we aimed to contribute to social change in Tunisia through the strategic use of social media listening approaches to map, analyze, and address pervasive trends occurring online. The project targeted between 20 and 30 youth influencers from eight different localities Gafsa, Sousse, Sidi Bouzid, Greater Tunis, Bizerte, Kebili, El Kef, and Siliana. The project’s primary goal is that the youth influencers would be equipped to provide alternatives to polarized narratives and will contribute to the creation of an online environment that promotes peaceful voices and positive participation.

Phase II: Fa-y-9e wa Nfeyya9 Wake up, Connect, Engage
Building on Phase 1, Ifrikya Center for Common Ground is implementing The “Fa-y-9e wa Nfeyya9 Wake up, Connect, Engage” project over 11 months with the ultimate goal of transforming public opinion and attitudes towards the democratic process in Tunisia and encouraging social participation.
ICCG is empowering young Tunisians to identify and analyze online trends in misinformation and building their capacity to address the impact of negative misinformation through training sessions and coaching.
ICCG is also creating a safe digital space where young people can constructively address those issues and contribute to more positive online and offline community engagement.

Nos Racines:

The Nos Racines project is funded by the European Union and implemented by Voluntas in partnership with the Ifrikya Center for Common Ground and Face Tunisie. It is being implemented over 24 months.
The overall objective of the project is to support the Tunisian society and the country’s institutions preventing the prevalence and rise of extremist violence and radicalization in Tunisia. The project therefore adopts an integrated approach through action at the local, national, and institutional levels targeting a panel of actors with complementary roles and responsibilities.

Through this project, ICCG aims to support the Tunisian society and institutions to prevent the prevalence and rise of extremist violence and radicalization in Tunisia. The project therefore adopts an integrated approach through action at the local, national, and institutional levels targeting a panel of actors with complementary roles and responsibilities.

● ICCG is increasing the resilience of at-risk groups, especially youth, and women, and promoting a more peaceful social environment by strengthening the knowledge and analytical capacities of institutional actors concerning vulnerability.

Targeted regions: Jendouba, Kairouan, Gafsa, Greater Tunis, Ben Guerdane, and Bizerte

HAYYA LET’S MOVE:

The “HAYYA LET’S MOVE” Project is the most recent project implemented by ICCG in collaboration with the UNDP for 18 months. The main objective of this project is to consolidate a harmonious community through the implementation of a collaborative culture and social inclusion with marginalized youth in Tunisia.

Through this collaborative project, ICCG aims to reach 2 specific objectives within these 18 months:

  1. Enhance social awareness of the local marginalized communities in the context of detecting and preventing risky behaviors and violent extremism
  2. Strengthen the bond between the marginalized communities to facilitate their socio-economic integration through creative approaches.
  • The targeted locations are the following: Medenine (Ben Guerden), and Hay Khadhra
  • The main partners we will work with are the following: FTSPT Federation Tunisienne Sport Pour Tous and ABFID,
  • The targeted groups are mostly focusing on Marginalized youths in the targeted zones, with an age range between 16 and 35 years old, including the “NEET” and hard to reach youths. The women (members of Brigade de mamans), local authorities (Minister of Social Affairs, youths and sports, security force representatives, Municipality representatives) in intervention areas. Regional representatives of NCTC. Local media in intervention areas and local civil society in intervention areas.

The project takes into account diverse steps and activities that will play a key role in the accomplishment of the goals. It contains a total of 3 main activities, divided into smaller steps, also taking into consideration the partner’s activities for Ben Guerdene and Hay Khadhra.
Within this project ICCG aims at reaching 3 main goals respectfully through each activity, R1 that focuses on enhancing the knowledge regarding the factors leading to risky behaviors, violent extremism, and prevention methods. R2, after initializing communication and dialogue sessions, which is, Sensibilising local communities regarding the issues of risky behaviors and violent extremism, and finally R3, that is, the creation of secured open spaces for marginalized youths to promote their respective socio-economic integration in their local communities.

National Peace Education Curriculum Initiative In Tunisia Phase II :

In partnership with the Ministry of Education and the National Youth Observatory (ONJ), ICCG developed a national peace education curriculum that focuses on strengthening Tunisian children and youth’s resilience to violent narratives. Focusing on students aged between 8-12 in grades 4-6, the project aims to promote inclusive participation, empathy, tolerance, non-violence, gender, and positive masculinity. To increase youth civic engagement and participation in their localities, ICCG is also supporting 15 local CSOs in Tunis, Gafsa, Medenine, Gabes, Bizerte, Ariana, Jendouba, El Kef, Zaghouan, Sidi Bouzid, Kasserine, Kairouan, Sousse, Béja and Siliana through subgrants to create peace clubs “Safe Spaces for youth “ in their communities. These clubs train youth on conflict transformation and non-violent communication and provide them with positive community engagement opportunities to put into practice the acquired skills.
This project builds on the first phase that engaged more than 2,500 children in 20 schools across the Tunisian regions. The evaluation of the project revealed that 88% of teachers reported that acts of kindness, sharing, and non-violence had increased among the children who participated in the program while hitting and insulting had decreased. Children’s intolerance of outside groups (religious, racial, social class) had decreased from 34% to 22%. During this phase, ICCG in collaboration with the Ministry of Education will scale up the use of the curriculum in Arabic and English language in 104 schools in Tunisia. It will also train inspectors and pedagogical stakeholders on the use of the curriculum in schools. In this new phase, ICCG aims to reach 10,000 students and involve them directly in the project. ICCG and the National Youth Observatory (ONJ) will continue supporting 15 local CSOs through subgrants to engage youth in digital peacebuilding, youth-led research, and non-violent communication activities. To further increase the collaboration and foster synergy between the schools and the peace clubs, peer-to-peer mentorship activities will be conducted by the peace clubs in the Tunisian schools in 15 governorates.