Towards the recognition of informal education : A signed protocol

As part of twinning and cooperation between the governorate of Gafsa and the Pays De La Loire, which started since 2012 , a memorandum of agreement was signed
on February 17th, 2015 at a hotel in Gafsa , between the Commissioner of Youth and Sport and an associative network led by the Cultural Association Mashhed and
the CEMEA ( Training Centres for Active Educational Methods : a French association active in the field of active education since the thirties ) .
The protocol was signed in the presence of : all the regional council of Gafsa , the current governor and former governor of Gafsa, the president of the
Regional Council of Pays de La Loire, the ambassador of France and the Consul of France in Sfax , the representative of the French Institute of Tunisia,
representatives of French civil society activists and associations of Gafsa and finally the representatives of the PASC-Gafsa. It will have a running time of
two years, and the following strategic objectives :
*The recognition of trades and volunteering in the field of socio-cultural and sports activities (non formal education)
*Recognition and the dissemination of training practices in non-formal education field for professionals and volunteers.
Thus , the action plan of the contract contains an advocacy effort for the spreading and the developing of these actions of recognition and dissemination in
the field of education. It is about targeting a recognition on the part of all stakeholders involved in education, childhood, youth and culture beyond the
associations carrying the program and beyond Gafsa .
And after that ?
Following the signing of the memorandum , a meeting between the parties was quickly organized to develop the draft of the action plan for implementing the
protocol . This draft contains essentially : Co-organized games in May and training in active teaching during the month of June for both parties . It is also
planned to involve other international partners(Germany and Spain) with experience in advocacy educational programs.
A steering committee with a president from the state sector and a state rapporteur that will be created in the upcoming days to draw advantage of the action plan.