The “Jeunes et Femmes” (youth and women) project was launched in 2010 by the Mission locale des Ulis in response to problems of isolation, desocialization, scholastic failure, teenage pregnancies and/ or violence against young women. The project is aimed at young women aged 16-25 who have dropped out or abandoned studies other the age of 16, are not really motivated in view of stable employment and/or professional training. The organization runs a 3-week course to remobilize young women lacking in sense of direction with regard to their future life. During the course they meet professionals, associations (Mouvement du Nid) visit places that are important for citizenship and culture (art galleries, museums, exhibitions…).
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.