Original title: Je suis migrant: promotion of social, economic and cultural integration among coming back and subsaharan migrants in the destination communities in Morocco
After being for years a land of emigration, and a transit country for the migrants coming from Sub-Saharan Africa, Morocco has recently become a country of allocation and a migratory pole of attraction. In the last years increased the number of Moroccan coming back migrants due to the European economic crisis. Coming back migrants, Subsaharan and the youth from the suburbs between 15 and 29 years old, they are often under the circumstances of severe social and economic exclusion, so that they become extremely vulnerable. The areas of the project intervention, especially the plains of Tadla Azilal, between Khouribga and Beni Meal, are very popular, because they are origin places of numerous young people that went to fight for the Daesh. On the contrary, in the counties of Rabat-Salé and in the North-East region, there is a strong presence of Subsaharan migrants who get to Morocco across Algeria.
In this context, the project named Je suis Migrant aims to reduce social, cultural and economic exclusion of migrants, including coming back Moroccans and Subsaharans and the most vulnerable groups with particular attention to the young and women. Specifically with this project in the four areas of intervention, we are creating some models of local inclusive development in order to promote the integration of projects beneficiaries and to prevent all forms of radicalisation.
With the intention to achieve these goals, Je suis Migrant develops a number of activities that can be divided in 3 principal axes:
- Training and sensitisation. The trainings are addressed to civil society actors, representatives of local associations and high school teachers, in order to give them the instruments required to aware the Moroccan young, Subsaharan migrants and coming back migrants. Training is structured in different modules which deal with the following themes: radicalism prevention, socio-cultural integration, digital communication, intercultural animation and the management of conflict. This axis also includes the experimentation of an educational program in schools and outside.
- Realisation of micro-projects. It is about social micro-projects for preventing juvenile radicalisation, promoting tolerance and the respect of human rights that the local associations, involved in the trainings mentioned above, can realise thanks to a cascading funding. The subsidy will be granted from CEFA to the selected OSC.
- Cooperatives creation. The beneficiaries are migrants in the broadest sense of the word, with a particular attention to Moroccan coming back migrants and Subsaharan in precarious conditions and with legal residence permit, as well as the young and Moroccan vulnerable women and therefore at risk of social exclusion.