Saturday, 21 September 2019 14:28

Editorial

  • Moroccan Culture beyond borders

    The CCME’s presence and participation at the Casablanca International book & Edition Exhibition (SIEL) has become a must. 

    During prior editions of this cultural event, the Council’s participation was underlined by an in-depth thought process about the reality of Moroccan immigration in Western society.  We have attempted to break down the essence of the actual challenge arising from living together in a diverse society as well as the opportunities that arise from it. We also opened the debate around the complexity of identity related tensions within host countries and included multiple key stakeholders, including institutions, into the discussions. The output consisted of both answers and actual proposals. The study of Moroccan immigration’s characteristics has allowed to conclude that a successful integration within the various host countries is primarily enabled by a plural Moroccan identity that allows co-existing alongside any culture.  A study of those who carry these values becomes a vehicle to openness and cultural enrichment for the host country which in turn shares its culture and expertise. This exchange process consolidates the consecration of universal values and actively contributes  to the development of both host and native countries. For the CCME, this 25th edition of the SIEL, dedicated to the presence of Moroccan culture beyond borders, rediscovers its components and richness, will be an opportunity to deepen the knowledge of its assets and the challenges it faces. To achieve that we will attempt to provide Moroccans across the globe with tools likely to contribute to the development of the host societies and at the same time allow the Moroccan culture to leverage globalisation for the benefit of future generations. Moroccan designers and artists worldwide have the ability to uphold the Moroccan culture on the international scenery through their creations.The CCME’s agenda merely reflects the richness and diversity of Moroccan creations around the globe. We are pleased to welcome visitors of the SIEL to the CCME booth to exchange, interact and share our immigration related experiences. 

    Abdellah Boussouf

Moroccans of the world

Souad Elmallem, a success story in aeronautics

Souad Elmallem, a success story in aeronautics

Souad Elmallem is one of those women who succeeded in what was once a field strictly reserved for men: aeronautics. Chief Representative of Bombardier Aerospace and of Strategy and International Business Development, Africa, Originally from Casablanca, Souad Elmallem has moved to Canada where she settled and started a family.

Interviews

COP22 : Interview with Mr. Abdellah Boussouf

COP22 : Interview with Mr. Abdellah Boussouf

Many questions come to mind regarding the correlation between climate change, migration and the Moroccan community abroad. In light of the waves of migration, what could be the link between COP22 and migratory matters? M. Boussouf : As the organizer of the COP22, Morocco claims to be at the same level as other countries, which have the capability to host large-scale events and naturally contribute to resolving international issues. The mission of our nation during this COP will mainly be of executive nature as this conference was preceded by the COP21 during which all parties committed to adhere a process designed to protect the environment and to mitigate climate change impacts. Consequently, the Kingdom’s mission during this summit is to define the execution mechanisms to take up the climate challenge. His Majesty wants to position this event as an African summit. Indeed, Africa is the continent most impacted by global warming and these effects will determine its future.

Activities

Rabat : Conference on extremism, globalization and "post-narrative" History

Rabat :  Conference on extremism, globalization and "post-narrative" History

«Extremism, globalization and post-narrative history », was the theme of the opening session of the first spring edition of the University of...

Oujda : international meeting on « Migration in the African context »

Oujda :  international meeting on « Migration in the African context »

The Mohammed First university of the eastern city of Oujda organizes, in partnership with the Council of the Moroccan community living abroad...

Montreal : The CCME at the Maghreb Film Festival of Quebec

Montreal : The CCME at the Maghreb Film Festival of Quebec

The Council of the Mocroccan community living abroad (CCME) participates to the Moroccan programming of the second edition of the Maghreb Film...

Exhibition: The Moroccan-living together is an answer to extremism (Mr Abdellah Boussouf)

Exhibition: The Moroccan-living together is an answer to extremism (Mr Abdellah Boussouf)

The opening of the exhibition « Christians in Morocco : living-together » took place on first spring’s day (20 March 2019), at...

Contribution

  • Nour Festival : The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
    Nour Festival : The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

    There was a time when the world was truly vast and people were very much apart. A time when everyone relied on scarce forms of obtaining news, a time when one wrote a letter to a loved one, and waited days if not weeks to have news back.

    Today’s technology, has shrunk the world into a minute entity; With the abundance of news providers, social media and fast and instant messaging, we have come to learn about events as they occur, good, bad or ugly.

    Technology has also meant opening a free for all channel to those whose intentions are not always conducive to the greater good.

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Publications

Study : "The legal status of Moroccans living abroad"

Study : "The legal status of Moroccans living abroad"

The Council of the Moroccan Community Living Abroad (CCME) has recently released a research in two volumes on » the legal status of Moroccans living abroad » conducted by the researcher Mohamed Benyahya.

Study: « Islam of Spain and the legal status of religious leaders »

Study: « Islam of Spain and the legal status of religious leaders »

Entitled "Islam of Spain: legal status, the question of the training of religious leaders", a collective work, recently published by the Council of the Moroccan Community living Abroad (CCME), has been realized by experts, academics and specialists who took part...

Culture : "This is not a suitcase"by Taha Adnan

Culture : "This is not a suitcase"by Taha Adnan

Taha Adnan, the writer and Moroccan poet living in Brussels has published :"This is not a suitcase" with the support of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) and the Ministry of Culture.

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