Welcome on MEDiakitab blog. This program aims at sharing information and ressources dedicated to reading and writing practices, from story telling to digital form, in the Euro-Mediterranean space.

MEDiakitab association, located in Marseille, is in charge of administrating the blog. Contents are a reflection of the activities, analysis and knowledge developped by the network members.


Tamer Institute for Community Education


The Tamer Institute for Community Education is an educational non-governmental non-profit organization established in 1989 as a natural and necessary response to the urgent needs of the Palestinian community. The most important of these is the need to acquire means to help people learn and become productive. Focusing principally on the right to education, [...]

General Board of Egypt catholic schools : Training Center for Arabic, English and French speaking.


Since The 19th century, Egyptian schools have belonged to the Catholic communities developed from the North of Egypt with towns such as Alexandria and in the South with towns such as Assouan.

Without religious distinctions, these schools welcome a large population of schoolchildren coming from different social levels. Today this number represents 0.6% of [...]

Qattan Centre for the child – Fondation Qattan, Gaza

Most of Gaza’s children face extremely arduous and difficult circumstances that severely affect their daily lives, and often prevent them from pursuing any meaningful process of individual self-development.

On a piece of land generously contributed by the city’s municipality, the Foundation Qattan thus began building the Qattan Centre for the Child in Gaza City, an [...]

The Little Reader of Oran


Logo © Le Petit Lecteur

The « little reader of Oran » was founded in 1993, soon after the establishment of the freedom of association to promote children and young literature and reading in Algeria. At the begining of the 1990’s, Algeria was facing the growth of Islamic fundamentalism. Some parents felt concerned with books available [...]

The « Book House » association, Beirut

The « Book House » association, member of the “BIBLIAN” network, was born in 2002 to struggle the lack of books in Lebanon.

Its action rests on 3 axes: • Professional training • Animation • Book diffusion

The organization promotes book diffusion by: • Exhibiting books, • Workshops in Lebanon and participation in foreign book [...]

The Port turned yellow

le port a jauni

The port turned yellow, le port a jauni, when « it is raining on Marseille », and « Notre Dame is smiling … »

« Le port a jauni » association was founded in Marseille in 2001. It aims at developping publishing and books activities in Marseille and cities in the Mediterranean Basin. The association :

-        organizes book creation workshops with [...]


COBIAC implements international projects in order to develop the world of book and libraries. It is an association under the French law of 1901 which has developed, – in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region- , a network of volunteers and a team of employees to support libraries across its partner countries.

In a spirit of sharing and [...]

Cultural Animation and Reading Book Center in Tyr – South Lebanon


The Cultural Animation and Reading Book Center is the first communal library in Tyr. This library was created in 2006 by the Municipality with the support of the Lebanon Culture Ministry, the French Embassy in Beirut for the francophone personnel and with the help of the French PACA Regional Instance for equipment.

The library [...]

Library of Marseille with a Regional Vocation (Bibliothèque Municipale à Vocation Régionale – BMVR), Marseille

“Freedom, Prosperity and the Development of society and individuals are fundamental human values. They will only be attained through the ability of well-informed citizens to exercise their democratic rights and to play an active role in society. (…) The public library, the local gateway to knowledge, provides a basic condition for lifelong learning, independent decision-making [...]

CEAlex/ Alexandrina Studies Centre


The Alexandrina Studies Centre (CEAlex) was created in 1990 by Jean Yves Empereur, the Director of Research for the French National Scientific Research Center (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique – CNRS). The aims of the CEAlex are to study Alexandrian History through documents illustrating the fabulous destiny of the town. Archeological Excavations of the [...]