CRISP - Crisis Simulation for Peace e.V.

Fostering Integration in Morocco

Morocco has become a country of transit and destination for a large number of migrant workers, refugees and returning Moroccans. In September 2014 the Moroccan Government created the National Immigration and Asylum Strategy, which foresees the introduction of a coherent migration policy based on human rights principles. The successful implementation rests on local actors in the municipalities. In the framework of GIZ’ RECOMIG program, we conducted a series of simulation game workshops, with the aim of fostering the cooperation of decision makers and civil society actors when it comes to improving the integration process of migrants in Morocco.

Topic: Migration Duration: 01.07. until 31.12.2017 Location: Morocco Participants: 75 Budget: 22,398.00 EUR

Target Group

The three-day workshops therefore brought together representatives of the ministry of migration, elected politicians, representatives of the regional and local administration and civil society leaders from different parts of the country.

Project Goals

During the workshops we sensitized the participants about the needs and perspectives of different interest groups concerning the integration of migrants and developed ideas for concrete multi-stakeholder cooperation on the social and economic as well as on institutional and legal levels. During the workshops in Rabat and Oujda the participants developed concrete measures how to improve the legal framework and foster the socio-economic integration of migrants. Also cultural aspects of the integration process were taking into consideration.  Furthermore strong emphasize was put on how to improve the cooperation and share responsibilities between the different levels and sectors represented in the workshops. The workshops strengthened the capabilities of the above-mentioned actors in the field of migration and integration. It further encouraged an exchange of ideas and interest between employees of the Moroccan state and members of civil society, thus enabling future cooperation. Through that we established a strong base for multi-stakeholder approaches in the different regions.