Moroccan youth policy and civil society expert from Morocco, and former member of the Moroccan National Commission on Dialogue on Civil Society and New Constitutional Prerogatives, took part on May 19- 23 in a study tour to Croatia to learn about civil society development and present the findings of Morocco’s civil society dialogue. Ms Rhanem was part of a a delegation composed of Moroccan government staff and national dialogue members under the auspices of the Ministry in charge of Relations with the Parliament and Civil Society.
The delegation discussed the legal and institutional framework for supporting government-civil society cooperation in the Republic of Croatia as well as in the Kingdom of Morocco, the National Strategy for the Creation of an Enabling Environment for Civil Society Development of both countries, the system of public funding of CSO programs from the State budget and other non state funds, instruments of investing in long-term sustainability of civil society organizations, contracting civil society for social service delivery, the standard of involving CSOs in drafting, implementing, monitoring and evaluating public policies, and structuring the dialogue with Civil Society Organizations. The delegation also discussed future cooperation between the Moroccan Ministry in Charge of Relations with the Parliament and Civil Society and the Croatian Government Office in charge of cooperation with civil society. Both parties had the opportunity to share experience, best practices and lessons learned in the field of civil society policy and development
The delegation paid a visit to several government institutions in charge of cooperation with civil society, Ministry of foreign affairs, the State office and GONG Association, one of the best known public advocacy NGOs in Croatia.