An informed source from the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication revealed to Hespress that the ministry is in the process of launching the “Youth Passport” project, in response to a youth demand that was raised years ago.
The same source explained that the ministry has prepared an electronic platform for this purpose, noting that it will announce the launch of this project starting next September, and it will be subject to a trial period before being circulated.
This passport takes the form of a digital card that serves as a way to benefit from privileges and discounts on services provided to young people, in association and cooperation with local communities and economic partners, in order to improve and diversify services. rendered to this category. of the society.
According to the Hespress source, the privileges that this passport allows to benefit from will be updated periodically whenever the need arises, and the initiative coincides with the anniversary of “Youth Day”, which falls on a Sunday.
And Mohamed El-Mahdi Bensaïd, Minister of Youth, Culture and Communication, confirmed in response to a parliamentary question that “public institutions will be urged to grant discounts to young people”, noting that “the ministry has written to all sectors interested to work so that this passport materializes as soon as possible”. He pointed out that “these sectors welcomed the participation in this important workshop, while the ministry is discussing the best offers that can be presented to the youth.”
The government programme, which the Prime Minister presented to Parliament last October, stipulated that the government would work to care for young people in a comprehensive and integrated program through the creation of a “Youth Passport”, to facilitate integration, mobility and cultural empowerment for this category.
The government program also emphasized that the government will work to involve the territorial communities and economic partners to improve and diversify the supply of services provided over time.
For his part, Youssef Sherry, parliamentary deputy of the National Association of Independents, and member of the National Commission for Youth and Democracy, told Hespress that the creation of the “Youth Passport” represents a response to a youth demand in the . to advance in youth issues, in parallel with what the international system knows about strengthening the participation of Youth and looking to the best to meet their needs.
Sherry pointed out that the Minister of Youth, Culture and Communication confirmed in several meetings that this passport aims to facilitate the integration of young people and help them move, whether from cities or towns, indicating that it will be in the form of a digital card and provides services in all fields, such as transportation and others, he added that for the success of this project, alliances will be established between all actors in the public and private sectors.
A member of the Committee on Education, Culture and Communication highlighted the need to materialize this passport, given the multiple services that are expected to be provided to young people, mainly by lowering the cost of transportation and facilitating access to cultural spaces, which will send a positive message to young people, that their demands are being met.
In addition, Youssef Sherry considered that the current government attaches special importance to young people, pointing out in this regard the launch of the “Forsa” program and the “Urash” program for the benefit of young people.