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FNF MENA Organizes a regional Hackathon to Address the issue of Irregular Migration from MENA to Europe

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Under the motto #ReshapeEurope FNF MENA Organizes a regional Hackathon to Address the issue of Irregular Migration from MENA to Europe

Tunis, Tunisia - In an effort to tackle the pressing issue of irregular migration from the MENA region to Europe, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) MENA is hosting a unique Hackathon titled "Irregular Migration to Europe: Passageways Paved with Tricky Gauges." The event aims to bring together young minds from the MENA region to delve into the root causes and consequences of irregular migration, while also exploring its impact on the relationship between the European Union (EU) and the MENA region.

Scheduled to take place from the 12th to the 14th of July 2023 in Tunis, Tunisia, the Hackathon has garnered significant attention and anticipation from aspiring change-makers. The event provides an opportunity for participants to collaborate and devise innovative solutions that address the challenges associated with irregular migration.

The Hackathon's agenda has been thoughtfully designed to facilitate meaningful discussions and practical workshops that equip participants with the necessary tools and knowledge to create impactful projects. The program kicks off with a welcome session by Mr. Jörg Dehnert, the Regional Director of FNF MENA, followed by a kick-off dinner to foster networking and collaboration among the participants.

Throughout the Hackathon, several workshops and sessions will be conducted to guide the participants in their problem-solving journey. Noteworthy sessions include "How to Succeed at Hackathons" and an introduction to the "Design Thinking" methodology led by Hayfa Sdiri, focusing on empathy and problem definition.

The hacking time during the event will be accompanied by coaching sessions with migration experts, ensuring that the proposed solutions align with the Hackathon's theme. The experts, including Hayfa Sdiri, Dr. Hassan Qassar, and Dr. Fatma Ranch, will provide valuable guidance to the participants.

The Hackathon concludes with a pitching session where the six groups present their solutions to the jury. After careful deliberation, the jury will determine the winners, which will be announced during the closing cerehmony.

This unique event not only aims to find innovative solutions to address irregular migration but also strives to foster cross-cultural understanding and collaboration among the youth of the MENA region. By encouraging young people to actively participate in shaping the future of the EU/MENA relationship, FNF MENA is taking a step towards creating a more inclusive and prosperous society.

With the "Irregular Migration to Europe" Hackathon on the horizon, young participants and organizers alike are filled with anticipation and hope, ready to make a positive impact and contribute to a brighter future for the region and beyond.

For more information about the Hackathon, please visit the FNF MENA website or contact the event organizers directly.