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25 Mar 2014

UNDEF Project in Morocco Creates Public Policy Dialogue between Youth and CSOs and Decision Makers

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Engaging Civil Society and Youth in Public Policy Dialogue in North Africa

UNDEF Project in Morocco Creates Public Policy Dialogue between Youth and CSOs and Decision Makers

March 21-23, 2014, Tangiers, Morocco

Elarbi Imad opening remarks before Minister and parliamentarians B
Elarbi Imad opening remarks before Minister and parliamentarians.

From March 21 to 23, the Moroccan Center for Civic Education in collaboration with Takatoul of associations, Grand Tangiers organised a workshop for the benefit of youth and CSOs on public policies issues. The event was an opportunity for youth and CSOs from different areas of North Morocco to discuss and exchange ideas about public policies, civic engagement, good governance and political participation.

The first day featured a debate between youth, CSOs leaders and members with Minister of Youth and Sport, Mr. Mohammed Ouzzine and 4 Parliamentarians from the main political parties represented in the Morocco Parliament, namely Justice and Development Party (PGD), People’s Movement (AP), National Rally of Independents (RNI), and Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM).

A participant asking Minister   Youth asking Minister and Parliamentarians public policy questions
Youth asking Minister and Parliamentarians public policy questions

The dialogue focussed on the existing public policies proposed by the Government for the benefit of youth and how they need improvement to assist youth to get jobs, be involved in community issues and political life, and shaping the Morocco life into a democratic practice.

Attended the debate Parliamentarians, elected and community members, council members and regional and local authorities, different mass media reporters in addition to 150 participants representing youth and 70 CSOs.

A trainer on the role of Youth and CSOs to promote democracy   Youth proposing their public policies
A trainer on the role of Youth and CSOs to promote democracy                      Youth proposing their public policies

 

The two other days featured an intensive workshop training that targeted 35 youth on political participation, civic engagement and the role of the civil society in promoting democracy and human rights.

Mr. Ouzzine, Minister of Youth & Sport responding to  youth and CSOs questions
Mr. Ouzzine, Minister of Youth & Sport responding to youth and CSOs questions

The event attracted a lot of mass media attention including major newspapers, radio channels and electronic media.

Among Media links:

  1. http://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2014/03/126061/youth-days-kick-off-in-tangier/
  2. http://www.hespress.com/videos/164251.html
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzh8QZhErqg#t=20
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8T_iKCLrNU
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1Nsn6OMM7U
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClX4Hu7_L60

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