Announcement Date: August 22, 2016
Dutch and Tunisian youth who are part of the Human Security Collective (HSC) project, Building Youth Resilience in Tunisia and The Netherlands, met each other in The Netherlands. This innovative part of the project saw a fruitful weeklong exchange between the 12 youth leaders/mentors from Tunisia and their counterparts in Delft. Discussed were various issues around security in their communities, with the focus being on learning from each other’s contexts and experiences of working on youth resilience in their respective communities. The programme including meetings with Dutch policymakers and practitioners at the local, regional and national levels. The Dutch Foreign Minister, Bert Koenders, spent a few hours listening to and talking with the young leaders. The Ministry released this statement after the meeting.