19 September 2017

Training program: Civil Society and Politics

Eduardo Frei Foundation (EFF) organizes a new series of trainings in Morocco, in cooperation with the Netherlands Institute in Morocco (NIMAR). Both organizations have joined forces in 2014 to train young adults on how politics and civil society can work together.

The trainings are intended for young adults who are interested in political and socio-economic issues from a democratic perspective and include topics such as the role of the state, society and individual in the country. Participants are invited to look at the situation in Morocco, at the possibilities and solutions that are within reach. The trainings aim to provide young adults the tools and skills to become an active citizen aware of the responsibilities and opportunities around them.

Are you a young adult with ambitious dreams for a better society in Morocco and eager to learn how to make those dreams a reality? Then this is your chance! 


During the training, the following topics will be discussed:

  • Theory on politics in Western Europe
  • Discussion on Moroccan politics
  • Theory and discussion on tasks in public life

 Attention will be given to training the following skills:

  • Debating skills
  • Negotiating skills
  • Lobbying and advocacy skills
  • Problem-solving in your community via politics and civil society
  • Management of projects

Practical information

The course consists in 3 training sessions of 3 days. Selected participants are expected to participate in all of the trainings. The trainings will take place in Rabat from Friday until Sunday.

The training dates are:

27-29 October:               Integrity in politics and civil society

24-26 November:            Listening to civil society

15-17 December:            Advocacy by civil society

The trainings are free of charge and participants will be accommodated in a shared room in a hotel in Rabat. Reimbursement of transport costs by train or bus is possible if participants are unable to provide for this themselves.


You can apply for the trainings if you are:

  • Fluent in English
  • Active in public life (civil society, politics, students with political ambitions)

If you want to participate, please send your resume and motivation letter in English to nimar@hum.leidenuniv.nl before the 8th of October. We will contact you before 16th of October to let you know if you have been admitted. Don’t hesitate to contact is if you have questions.

More information:

For more information about the EFF, check their website. 

You can read more about the alumni meeting last year for an overall impression. 

 EFF alumni