In Senegal, the general observation is that political commitment has become the business of young people. The idea that young people are close to politics is widespread. Most political parties have youth movements. Young people are often on the front line of social movements to demand change, as in the Y’en a Marre movement and the M23 movement.
In contrast, the speeches in Belgium seem to say that young people are no longer interested in politics. However, on closer inspection, we can see that this belief is far from the truth. Their commitment involves concrete actions such as actions on their campus or mobilizations such as citizen marches for the climate.
In 2014, the Solvay circle of the ULB took part in a project of the Africa Development Association (ADEV) and it is thanks to this first experience that the collaboration with ULB-Cooperation was then born.
Since 2020, a project funded by the Walloon region has thus enabled ULB-Cooperation and ADEV to supervise around thirty students from the North and South who contribute to the work areas of the association.