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.



Main area of cooperation

• Gathering : a professional community around reading and expression issues on printed and digital materials including : trainers, publishers, librarians, cultural animators, artists, graphic artists , authors, teachers and key persons in these fields.

• Sharing : Promoting resources access to Euro Mediterranean youth policies for knowledge access, promoting tools and practices sharing, taking into account great evolutions due to technical changes.

Publishing and sharing : supporting dialogue in the Mediterranean space through interdisciplinary approach and supporting as much East-West  as South North exchanges and promoting assets and good practices developed in each country and in different languages.

Reading, writing, book and multimedia in the Mediterranean space

MEDiakitab assessment

Which common issues faced by MEDiakitab members do MEDiakitab meeting reveal ?

Discussions and meetings clearly reveal that members  wonder how books and digital support can be complementary, espacially for young people and children. Practices sould not be opposed. On the contrary, new support should be included in cultural activities. Linking the generations in knowledge transmission and developing reading as a pleasure appear as common objectives.

Target practices :

- Partnership between libraries and schools

- Creative workshops with digital tools

- Receiving handicaped children

- Youth publishing on all kind of supports

Needs expressed by members :

- Training in multimedia field

- Publishing support

- Resources for interactive exhibition

- Support in methods and fund raising

- Needs for institutional linking

Resources in and around the network :

- Young illustration : Important production in Lebanon and new dynamics in Egypt

- Multimedia creation and production

- Youth publication