The majority of young Moroccans living in Europe dissatisfied with public services in Morocco

A study conducted by the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) revealed that 95% of young Moroccans residing in Europe visit Morocco and 61% of them do so annually.

According to the study, entitled “The situation of young Moroccans living in Europe”, this observation confirms, through indicators related to the visits of this community, the unwavering attachment it has to Morocco and also reflects the role that family and friends play in returning, during a visit, to the motherland, strengthening the sense of belonging and religious practice, according to the Moroccan model framed by “Imarat Al Mouminine”.

The results of this study, which involved 1,433 young Moroccans between the ages of 18 and 35, residing in six European countries, namely France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands, also revealed a strong desire to integrate into the host countries, as evidenced by the indicators of participation in civil life (66% hold the nationality of the host country), with the feeling of having a good image of the Moroccan community among the citizens of the countries in question

About 85% of these young people master the language of the host country, despite a feeling, in some cases, of being victims of racism, the study said, noting however that indicators relating to the feeling of confidence in the future and professional life remain very high, with 80% of the interviewees having declared themselves confident about their professional future.

These young people link their future to Morocco and this through the image they have of the country, stressed this study, stating that 64% of them said that education should be the priority sector for the Kingdom in terms of investment, alongside the service sectors, industry and tourism.

Two-thirds of the participants expressed, in this regard, their willingness to return to invest in their country of origin. Moroccans from Germany and Italy, however, seem to be the most doubtful at this level.

In addition, the study noted the divergent opinions of the Moroccan community on the issue of reforms in the country, with the majority of participants expressing low satisfaction with the services provided by Moroccan institutions, and a third expressing dissatisfaction with the pace of implementation of reforms (41% said they were dissatisfied with international transportation, 48% dissatisfied with consular services, and 52% dissatisfied with justice).

The study also focused on developing a better understanding of the reality, opinions, and challenges of young Moroccans living in Europe, as well as contributing to the enrichment of discussions around public policies targeting this community.

In this study, the CCME based itself on a survey conducted in collaboration with the company Ipsos (which has been accompanying institutions in the elaboration of strategic studies and surveys at the European level since 1975), as well as on face-to-face interviews with young Moroccans residing in Europe, in conformity with scientific rules regarding sampling and statistics.

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