Migratory policy in Morocco: the SHARAKA project is celebrating its 18 months of existence

15/09/2015

Exactly two years after the launch by the Moroccan government of a new migratory policy, the SHARAKA project, implemented by Expertise France, has reached mid-term.

With the recent influx of hundreds of thousands of migrants in Europe, migratory policies are at the heart of European and Mediterranean states’ concerns. For exactly two years, Moroccan authorities have been pursuing a new policy on migrations in order to respond to the national issues of reception and integration of migrant populations in the territory. This reform has enabled in particular the regularisation of almost 20,000 people in 2014.

The SHARAKA project, coordinated by Expertise France, is in line with this new policy, including through an assistance component to Moroccan authorities, to support legalised migrants in integrating into the labour market.

Since the beginning of the project, a legal study on vocational integration of legalised migrants in Morocco was conducted and presented on the 11th of September to the main Moroccan public actors and the European Commission. A strengthening of Moroccan employment agencies (ANAPEC) is currently underway to support legalised migrants, in order to adjust ANAPEC's benefits and services to this new public.

Launched in April 2014, with a three-year duration, and a €5.2 million budget which was co-funded by the EU, France and the Netherlands, the project supports the Moroccan government on issues associated with professional migration of Moroccans to Europe, vocation integration of regularised migrants, the mobilisation of Moroccans living in Europe for the development of the country, and their reintegration after returning to Morocco.

September 2015

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