Spain, Italy, Portugal and Mediterranean Dialogue
The Madrid office seeks to strengthen cooperation and political dialogue between representatives from political parties, scientific institutions and civil society organisations from Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany and the European sphere. We are committed to help contribute to solutions to specific regional challenges in Southern Europe and highlight best practices from this ever more important region for the European integration process. It also seeks to develop a new approach to interregional cooperation in the Mediterranean. With partner organisations, we are developing a liberal approach to geostrategic demands and opportunities in the Mare Nostrum.
Morocco is considered a model for humanitarian migration management
Laura Palatini said in an interview with Morocco's state news agency that the Alawi kingdom has taken initiatives to provide migrants with decent social services and training opportunities for better socio-economic integration. "Morocco is one of the few countries that stands as a model for managing immigration problems and the civilised treatment of foreigners, while offering a dignified life".
2021, a year of transition in the European Union, but good prospects for 2022
2021 has been a year of transition in the European Union after the important year 2020, in which important decisions of federal scope were adopted, such as the Recovery Plan and the Next Generation Fund, the purchase and distribution of health material and vaccines, which is proving to be a success, despite the sixth wave, and the doubling of the multiannual financial framework 2021-2027.
STEM careers, a source of opportunities and equality
Our society is currently in a profound process of transformation and faces important social, economic, and environmental challenges, among which climate change, high unemployment (especially youth), the increase in inequalities or the consequences derived from the pandemic stand out.
The Mediterranean, a paradigm of conflict scenarios
On November 28 and 29, Spain hosted in Barcelona the VI Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean, with the aim of addressing regional challenges from a post-pandemic perspective. Both the Moroccan Foreign Minister, Nascer Bourita, and the Algerian Foreign Minister, Ramtane Lamamra. Were absent.
Liberal Housing Policies
Raising rents, skyrocketing buying costs and a tight housing market are challenges many major cities across Europe and the Mediterranean are facing. People pay large parts of their salaries for living. Access to housing is particularly complicated for vulnerable groups like families or young people with low income, who are facing more financial difficulties due to job instability and unemployment.
Morocco leads the MENA region in the use of renewable energies
The technology magazine MIT Technology Review has recognised Morocco's work with the environment in its 'Green Future' report on 76 territories. The African country has now become the leader in renewable energy in the entire MENA region (Middle East and North Africa).
Some thoughts on migration policy
It is often the case, in matters concerning migratory movements, that "critical" situations distort citizens' perceptions of these issues. Moreover, the urgent response to these periodic and cyclical crises prevents the construction of a common and consistent policy that recognises the nature and root causes of migratory phenomena, in order to deal with them effectively and intelligently in the medium and long term.