Institut Royal des Etudes Stratégiques
What role of nongovernmental actors in strengthening Morocco-Spain ...

As part of its study program "Global competitiveness and the positioning of Morocco in the globalized system", the Royal Institute for Strategic Studies organized on March 31, 2011 a seminar on " What role of nongovernmental actors in strengthening Morocco-Spain relations ?".

The seminar, to which took part a panel of moroccan and spanish experts, composed of diplomats, senior officials of NGOs, academics and private sector representatives, was an opportunity to assess the role of nongovernmental actors in strengthening of partnership relations between Morocco and Spain and to suggest some action levers that can strengthen the influence of these actors with policy makers and opinion leaders.

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Introduction by Mr. Mohammed Tawfik MOULINE,
Director General of the Royal Institute for Strategic Studies

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Session 1: Role of non-governmental actors in the dynamics of relations between Morocco and Spain: current status and situation analysis

Moderator: Mr. Said MOUFTI
Senior researcher at the IRES, Studies Project Coordinator “Economic Competitiveness”

Ms. Fatiha BENLABBAH,
Coordinator of the Working Group of the IRES on the relations between Morocco and Spain
Director of the Institute of Hispano-Lusophone Studies

Mr. Jerónimo PÁEZ,
Ex President of the Foundation Legado Andalusi

Mr. Abdelhamid BEYUKI,
Director of the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation for development Network

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Session 2: Some ideas to enhance the contribution of non-governmental actors in the development of relations between Morocco and Spain

Moderator: Mr. Nacer BENJELLOUN TOUIMI
Study Program Coordinator at IRES, former Ambassador

Ms. Rosa CAÑADAS,
President of Fundación Tanja

Mr. Pedro Canales,
Journalist at El Imparcial

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General Debate