The Safir Project | Socio-Economic Inclusion across Africa



Discover Safir, an ambitious initiative, supported by the European Union, striving to empower and uplift young individuals in nine countries in Northern Africa and the Middle East.

The aims of the project is to foster a nurturing environment that actively encourages the active participation of youth.

The final goal to promote the initiation and growth of entrepreneurial projects that contribute positively to social, cultural, and environmental aspects.

Read on to find out more about this project!

About the project

Safir empowers 1,000 young individuals to contribute to sustainable development goals and be active change-makers.

It encourages their involvement in community life, helps integrate them socially and economically, and supports the development of their projects.

Safir also provides training and support sessions for entrepreneurial, media, or community projects at different stages of development, collaborating with local incubators known for their expertise.

The initiative started during 2022, with the implementation of the reinforced Youth Guarantee.

Member States started implementing measures under their recovery and resilience plans targeting young people and youth employment related measures.

What has been achieved so far?

Safir wants to support sustainable and successful projects by creating a favourable environment.

It also equips higher education institutions, local incubators, and civil society organisations to help young individuals excel in the Safir project.

The final goal of the project is to build an ecosystem that nurtures projects with social, cultural, or environmental impact, showcasing regional talent and initiatives on a global scale.

The Safir project is:

  • 21 civil society organisations supported to strengthen their advocacy training methodologies

  • 18 innovative spaces in higher education and research institutions
  • 7 local networked incubators, which contribute to the creation of a regional guide to innovative and social entrepreneurship
  • 1000 young project leaders supported from 9 countries across North Africa and the Middle East

Discover more about the initiative

If you are interested in finding out more about this project, the results achieved and future initiatives visit the official website!


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