German-Moroccan Academy for Good Governance

Commissioned by the Federal Foreign Office, since April 2012, the Academy has been organising seminar meetings for personnel in Tunisian and - since 2015 - the Moroccan authorities.

In this respect these events form part of a cooperation project between the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and respectively the Kingdom of Morocco or the Republic of Tunisia.

The Academy for Good Governance and Empowerment in Europe was initiated by the Federal Foreign Office. Programme design and implementation are undertaken by EAB in close consultation with the partner organisations / governments in the countries involved. In this way it is possible to ensure that the seminar programme is oriented towards the requirements of participants.

This Academy for Good Governance is designed to serve know-how transfer, sharing lessons learnt and in this way supporting transformation processes in Tunisia (or Morocco).

In each instance, twelve participants are our guests in Berlin and get to know in a day-to-day practical way the Federal German public administration system. Thus they acquire hints for the process of transformation in their own country. Designing the seminar programme in this context takes place in close collaboration with partners in Rabat and in Tunis.

Topical points of main emphasis in focus in these seminars cover basic principles of Good Governance and modern administrative practice, decentralisation, public-private partnerships (PPP), countering corruption and public participation.

Professor Stratenschulte, EAB Director, would wish that “these courses, over several weeks, directed to the requirements in the particular case and in close cooperation with German subject-based ministries, will assist Moroccan and Tunisian officials in their work and in this way encourage reform process in Morocco and Tunisia towards democratisation, participation for all elements of society and economic upturn.”

In addition to visiting the Federal Parliament, the programme includes discussions with German opposite numbers in Federal and/or federal state ministries, government agencies and enterprises. The programme takes participants in the course of their five-week long visit to other parts of Germany as well, for example to Hamburg or Cologne.

Contact Person

Ute Böhr

Senior Project Manager