Strengthen the professionalism, expertise and consistency of the environmental associations’ action

The workshop was open and introduced by:

• Mr. Ali Ezzedine, Vice President & General Director ADR – Association for the Development of Rural Capacities
• Mr. Abed El Moahsen El Housseini, President of Union of Municipalities in Tyr 
• Mr. Matthieu GUARY, General Delegate of APARE

Introduction: Local Initiatives for Environment
• Presentation of ILE Project and of the objectives of the workshop : Anne-Gaëlle JAY, Project Coordinator, APARE 

• The professionalism and expertise of environmental associations : Mr. Mohamed Ali MANKAI, community and policy activist in Tunisia

• Volunteering in the service of associations’ expertise: Mr. Mohamed Bassam, Imam Sadr Foundation, Lebano

Participants were asked to working in bi-national or national groups in order to define together the best reliable environmental association. On this basis they had to identify the strength Points and Progress Points of their own organisation.

Next sessions were related to the following topics and example of good practices

Group 1 : Organization of knowledge transmission within an association (Facilitator : Matthieu GUARY)
• L'ASOC: 20 years of experience assisting the oasis heritage

 Group 2 : The establishment of quality measures (Facilitator : Isabelle TRINQUELLE)
Establishment of an internal sustainable development approach for the association

 Group 3 : Cooperation with research institutes (Facilitator : Hiba FAWAZ)
• Implementation of an Agricultural Biodiversity Observatory in Corsica
• The academic contribution in the quality and expertise of associative action

 Group 4 : Quality Procedures requiring specific work protocols (Facilitator : Matthieu GUARY)
• Cooperation with Institute of Arid Regions in Medenine
The Greek movement against gold mines: How local societies seek and achieve scientific support and documentation

 Groupe 5 : Youth Engagement Tools (Facilitator : Isabelle TRINQUELLE)
• The campuses as youth engagement tools
• Involvement of volunteers in civil campaign for cleanliness

 Group 6 : Training policy, valorization and volunteers’ training (Facilitator : Guido SPACCAFORNO)
• Training of members in JCI

Group 7 : The appearance of experience sharing networks (Facilitator : Matthieu GUARY)
The structuring of the actors of marine environment in Corsica and the Mediterranean
• The RADDO: A Model of network sharing experiences of oasis in Maghreb.

Group 8 : The use of diverse funding methods (Facilitator : Isabelle TRINQUELLE)
Mobilisation of Funds for Global Environnent (FEM)
Action for Wildlife fundraising experience

Groupe 9 : Youth Engagement Tools (Facilitator : Hiba FAWAZ)
• Structured Dialogue to enhance participation of youth to the local decision processes
• Children and Youth Multipurpose Camping Area in Ein Zaarour, Jezzine