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.
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.
Relentless – a short story collection on Freedom
Discover the captivating and stimulating world of "Relentless", a collection of short stories that explores the complexities and nuances of freedom. With its powerful stories in Arabic and English and diverse narratives, "Relentless" offers an engaging and enlightening reading experience.
Bayt Al Fenn – Chkoun Ana?
Chkoun Ana (Who am I)? This was the essential question that kept eleven artists from all over Morocco busy during the 2022 edition of the arts residency “Bayt Al Fenn” (house of art), an annual project jointly organized by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and Hiba Foundation. The project now concluded when the public could discover the fruit of the artists’ work during a vernissage and exhibition at the National Library in Rabat.
Morocco - climate champion with question marks
From a ban on plastic bags to the world's largest solar power plant, Morocco likes to present itself as a pioneer in climate policy. Europeans are also pinning their hopes for green electricity from the desert on the kingdom. But Morocco's image as a climate champion is increasingly being tarnished.
ELECTIONS IN MOROCCO: Containing Political Islamism with Mathematics
The Uprisings in the Arab World did not lead to radical change in Morocco, as was the case in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya. The regime remained intact and its ruling elite was able to preserve power. However, it was a very important year for Moroccan Moderate Islamists (Parti de la Jeu-nesse et du Dévelopement), as they won elections for the first time in their history taking control of the much-coveted parliamentary majority.
Repositioning in Rabat, Joy in Jerusalem
Big news in the Middle East and North Africa. U.S. President Donald Trump announced yesterday that Morocco and Israel will establish diplomatic relations. In return, the U.S. will recognize Morocco's claims over the Western Sahara. Our heads of office in Rabat and Jerusalem analyse what the events mean - for the two countries and the balance of power in the region.