From November 2015, Cartooning for Peace presents its new educational kit about the Mediterranean Region’s contemporary issues : “Draw me the Mediterranean”.
Its aim? Give young audience and students some keys to understand the main and important issues in countries of the Mediterranean Region : Freedom of speech, borders and migrations, environment, challenges for the youth…
Its ambition? Pay tribute in cartoons to the cultural diversity of the region and to contribute to the construction of a common area of peace where to live quietly together.
The Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region launched a call for “Media in the Mediterranean” to support citizen journalism in the Mediterranean as a tool for freedom of speech, democracy and solidarity. Thanks to this project, Cartooning for Peace has curated and produced this new educational exhibition composed of editorial cartoons about Mediterranean issues to educate young people around the Mediterranean to the practice of citizen journalism.
“Draw me the Mediterranean” new educational kit is composed by an exhibition made of 10 panels, an educational file for students and a booklet for teachers. This kit will roam in Marseille area from mid-December 2015. From 2016, the exhibition will also be presented to young audience of Mediterranean region’s countries.
An opening conference with cartoonists Plantu, Nidhal Ghariani (Tunisia) and Izel (Turkey) took place at Villa Méditerranée in Marseilles in presence of teachers, students and educational workers on Tuesday, November 10.
The exhibition has been displayed at Villa Mediterranée from November 11 to 29, and began its roaming in December 2015.
Partners of the “Draw me the Mediterranean” project : Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and AViTeM – Villa Méditerranée, The International Organization of la Francophonie, Fonds du 11 janvier, UNESCO NET-MED Youth project (funded by European Union), MGEN, Fondation BNP Paribas, Fondation de France et Fondation Varenne