Interviews and Insights from Journées Euro-Méditerranéennes

The following interviews were conducted in December 2019 at the Journées Euro-Méditerranéennes by Project Someone’s Rawda Harb and Vivek Venkatesh. The two-day event, in Rabat, Morocco, was organized by the members of the UNESCO Chair for the Prevention of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism.


The event aimed to engage women and youth in the conversations and workshops about violence and radicalization, as they are often survivors of such acts. Moreover, the myriad roles of women and youth in preventing violence and radicalisation, improving critical thinking and nurturing resilience are crucial to any future progress in these areas.  


The 12 participants are researchers, young students or professionals who gave insights on their work, passions, and expectations from the event. The interviews took place in the participants’ language of choice (Arabic, English or French) and subsequently translated into the other official languages.


You can access the videos in all 3 languages on our Vimeo channel or view the English captioned video interviews with the different participants below:

Aabir Jbara – Student

Abdelwahed Mekki-Berrada – Professor, Université de Laval

Amadou Diawara – President, Virtual University of Mali

Ayoub Otmani – Student, Meknès

Bouthayna Akkouh – Student, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco

Chafia Djouadi – Peace Ambassador for the African Union, Project Manager, University of Toulouse II

Lina Zeraouli – Student, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco

Loubna Assabbab – Public, Educational and Cultural Attaché at the Quebec Office in Rabat

Moustapha Berrou – HOMERe France Alumni and President, Mauritanian Engineering Community

Noor Fassi – Student, National School of Applied Sciences, Fes, Morocco

Oumaimah Ninich – Student and Activist – MasterPeace Morocco

Séraphin Alava – Professor, Université Toulouse II Jean Jaurès, Unesco PREV Chair member