Diversity and Participation Network
Encouraging the development of youth projects
In 2018, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the twinning between the cities of Hamburg and Marseille, the French-German Youth Office, dock europe e.V. (Hamburg), Une Terre Culturelle (Marseille), the Regional and Departmental Directorate of Youth, Sports and Social Cohesion Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (DRDJSCS PACA) and the Hamburg Senate launched the third French-German network “Participation and Diversity” between the stakeholders of these two port cities and the Région Sud.
The aim of this network is to promote the recognition of diversity and participation at all levels in our cosmopolitan and pluralistic cities, thus fostering mutual respect and understanding within our societies. It focuses on the commitment and active participation of young people as indispensable factors in the creation of a peaceful and united future. To this end, we have to allow access to a greater number of young people – whatever their profile – to educational mobility between the two countries in order to strengthen their learnings and encourage their personal development.
The main mission of this network is to bring together and to develop the exchanges between actors and actresses on the field and institutions, political leaders, social workers, educators, teachers and guidance counsellors from Hamburg, Marseille and the PACA Region to strengthen links, facilitate the sharing of experience and promote the creation of wider cooperation between actors and actresses in the two countries. In concrete terms, the network will therefore enable the development and implementation of French-German projects and will support the partners in the implementation of their joint actions and intersectoral cooperation, encouraging the development of projects dedicated to youth.