Socio-Economic Development and Violent Extremism in Morocco

Morocco’s Regional Policy, Migration, and (De-)Radicalization - Perspectives from the Region and Europe (Workshop I)

08.12.2018 - 11.12.2018 | 09:00 - 17:00 | Berlin | Nur für geladene Gäste

Kategorie: Marokko

The past years have seen a reorientation of Morocco’s regional foreign policy and an acceleration of Morocco’s economic integration with Sub-Saharan Africa. At the same time, socio-economic challenges at home persist and have reinforced domestic economic and political grievances, which have also acted as key drivers of radicalization. Consequently, some have criticized the increasing investments in countries south of the Sahara and called for greater domestic engagement to improve the country’s situation.

14 mid-level experts who work in the field of policy analysis and advice in think tanks, academic research institutions, or comparable organizations from Morocco and Europe took part in the four-day workshop to analyze issues related to Morocco’s regional policy in Sub-Sahara Africa and the MENA region as well as violent extremism and to develop policy recommendations. This included questions regarding Morocco’s South-South cooperation and the role of migration in its relations with Sub-Sahara African countries, Morocco’s strategy to counter violent extremism, religious reforms in Morocco as well as the role of women in the context of (de-)radicalization.

The workshop is part of the MENA Program’s project on the promotion of think tank work in the Middle East and North Africa, which aims to strengthen the scientific and technical capacities of civil society actors in the region and the EU who are engaged in research and policy analysis and advice.

The event was realized in close cooperation with the Rabat Social Studies Institute (RSSI) and with funding from the German Federal Foreign Office and the Institute for International Cultural Relations (ifa).


  • Dina Fakoussa

    Dina Fakoussa

    Programmleiterin, Programm Naher Osten und Nordafrika
    Tel.: +49 (0)30 25 42 31-30
    Fax: +49 (0)30 25 42 31-16

  • Laura Lale Kabis-Kechrid

    Laura Lale Kabis-Kechrid

    Programmmitarbeiterin, Programm Naher Osten und Nordafrika

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