Radio Mediterranée is a project with young people (between 18 and 30) from 6 different countries (France, The Netherlands, Portugal, Morocco, Algeria and Germany) and took place in Tanger in 2016 and in Almada/Lisbon in 2019. During this project, the young people from the different countries will exchange and discuss their experiences and the situations of the refugees in the different countries and will research the situation of the refugees in Morocco and in Tanger specifically. The participant collect all the information and experiences in this week and work on a audio blog to transmit the informations to a bigger audience and to give refugees, but also the concerned actors the chance to share their experiences.
First edition: Tanger, 11-18 december 2016
The first edition of the Radio Mediterranée -project took place from 11 till 18 December 2016. In 2016, mostly young refugees from the western sub-saharan region are waiting for their chance to make their ́jump ́ to Europe. We cooperated in this project with the Cultural centre ´Tabadoul´, which welcomes everyday artist from sub-Saharan countries to make music and art, but also to help them with the daily life in Morocco. During the project, we visited different organisations, as GADEM ( Groupe antiraciste d’Accompagnement et de Défense des Etrangers et Migrants) and Foundation Orient-Occident. The final presentation of the results of this project, we present at Ryad Sultan ( a public theatre of the Ministry of Culture in the Kasbah of Tanger).
Second edition: Almada, 7-14 October 2019
The second edition of the Radio Mediterranée-project took place from the 7 till 14 of October 2019 in Almada, a city next to Lisbon. In 2019, the biggest population of refugees in Portugal were coming from the resettlement and relocation program of the European Union. In the meantime, migrants from the former colonised countries, African countries and some Eastern European countries, try to build up a life in Portugal.
We visited during the project organisations and institutions as the Jesuit Service for Refugees , the ministry of internal affairs of Portugal, the Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian and the Portuguese Council for Refugees ( CNAI Lisbon). The final presentation took place on the 13th of October in the Cultural Centre Casa da Achada in the centre of Lisbon.