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As part of the Brussels Civil Society Forum II, Majalat organized a Cultural Evening on 2 December.

At the video contest awards ceremony, the winning video reports were screened. This ceremony revealed the new achievements of young talents, which illustrate with creativity and social commitment, political and environmental struggles on the ground by the civil society in the South of the Mediterranean. Selected by a professional jury, the young laureates, coming from several countries of the southern Mediterranean region, were present to express their motivations. From the teeming city of Tripoli in Lebanon to the fight against violence against women in Syria, from young street actors in Monastir (Tunisia) to the struggle to keep hope in Palestine, these young independent videographers are precious and inspiring witnesses of current social movements in the region. They illustrate the key role of the younger generation and the urgent need to support it.

Inspired by the spirit of Majalat, a live painting by the young artist Nikita Collienne and a concert by the multicultural music band Kameleon were also animating the evening.