The struggles of precarious youth in Tunisia

16 Feb

Friday 2nd March, 15:00-17:00

CSE Midlands proudly presents:

The struggles of precarious youth in Tunisia: the case of the Kerkennah movement


By Lorenzo Feltrin (University of Warwick)

Friday 2nd March, 15:00-17:00

ERI (European Research Institute) building [G3], room G52

University of Birmingham

Lorenzo Feltrin analyses the origins and the dynamics of the social movement against the energy corporation Petrofac that took place in the Tunisian archipelago of Kerkennah between 2011 and 2016. The Kerkennah movement is seen as part of a broader cycle of mobilisations for social justice that started in 2008 and continues to the present day. The main subjects of these mobilisation are young people lacking sources of regular income and their core demands are secure employment and local development. It is argued that communal solidarities were key in compensating for the lack of occupational cohesion among the protesters.

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