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Strengthening selected municipalities in the management of migration

Morocco, Germany
Thematic Area: 
Governance of migration and coordination of dialogue
Migration Management


The project is part of a special initiative designed to stabilise and promote development in North Africa and the Middle East run by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Through the projects that make up this special initiative, BMZ is helping to open up economic and social prospects for people in the region. Within this context, an additional sum of over EUR 200 million has been earmarked for projects carried out by GIZ and other implementing organisations in the period from 2014 to 2019. The thematic focus is on youth and employment promotion, economic stabilisation, democracy and stabilising neighbouring countries in crisis situations.


Initial steps to develop and strengthen a Moroccan culture of welcome at local level have already been taken. Municipal actors have gained more confidence in their ability and expertise to organise their own projects geared to achieving economic, social and cultural openness. At the same time, Moroccan municipalities have linked up with German and Turkish municipalities and are exchanging experience on problems and successful solutions.

GFMD Source: 

2016 GFMD Summit - Platform for Partnerships