In 1969, we were the first German political foundation to open an office in Morocco. For more than 50 years now, we have been working together with our partners from politics and civil society to promote democracy and an open society. In the wake of the Arab Spring of 2011, we are working specifically on training Morocco's women and youth so that they can shape the future and exploit the rights and freedoms they gained. We are permanently committed to strengthening Morocco's relations with its European partners, including of course Germany. And we like to comment on geopolitcal events from a rather unusual perspective: the North-Western tip of Africa.
United in Tragedy: Supporting Morocco in This Critical Time
As Morocco grapples with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake, communities throughout the country are navigating a landscape of grief and uncertainty. Yet, within this period of darkness, emerges a potent opportunity for unity - a call for us to come together, embodying empathy and a unified spirit.
From influence to Impact : Moroccan companies and Corporate Political Responsibility
This paper explores the notion of responsible political influence by Moroccan companies, with a focus on promoting liberty, sustainability, and transparency. It examines key considerations for companies seeking to navigate the delicate balance between political engagement and ethical behavior. Furthermore, it highlights the potential of Moroccan companies to contribute to environmental preservation while advocating for democratic principles and civic engagement. The paper draws upon exemplary case studies and a small but growing evidence base to illustrate how Moroccan companies can leverage their political influence responsibly in support of a thriving economy and a sustainable future.
Morocco: incomprehensively incredible
Between the Atlas Mountains and the Atlantic, the cultures of Africa, Europe, and the Middle East are blended into a incomprehensibly diverse country. From the language to morality to transportation: Morocco is full of contradictions. The country is difficult for travelers to comprehend, but easy to photograph as it’s always unfathomably beautiful and a true paradise for Instagrammers.
Trapped in the Social Loop: The Challenges of Social Mobility in Morocco
The lottery of birth in Morocco seems to hold significant sway over an individual's life path. This article offers an examination of how societal cycles can be disrupted, highlighting the critical role of education in altering these predetermined trajectories.
IBDA3 LAB: Cultivating Entrepreneurship through the International Visiting Program
In an era where entrepreneurship is emerging as a compelling response to unemployment and economic stagnation, Morocco has been eager to cultivate a robust startup ecosystem. Despite numerous initiatives launched by the government and private sector, young entrepreneurs still face significant challenges, including securing funding, navigating a complex regulatory environment, and developing necessary skills.
Policy Paper : The case of green hydrogen in Morocco
Morocco, by capitalizing on its pioneering role in the field of green hydrogen, can pave the way towards a more sustainable and prosperous energy future. Moreover, collaboration around Green Hydrogen can potentially constitute an important new chapter in Morocco-German relations.
“We are well aware of what it takes to stay.”
Youth in Morocco grow up with an imagination of going to a land elsewhere, seeking greater opportunities, social security, and a sense of freedom. According to the Arab Barometer report, nearly 70% of Moroccans under 30 express a desire to leave the country. However, despite facing numerous challenges, a determined network of Moroccan youth decides to stay and make a change.