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Increase Opportunities for Citizens to Visit the Legislature (MO0022)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Morocco Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: House of Representatives

Support Institution(s): The department of National Education, The department of Youth and Sports, NGOs at the level of the communes and the regions. Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) The pupils’ parents federations The human rights organizations The centers for studies and research on democracy (think tanks)

Policy Areas

Legislative, Marginalized Communities, Open Parliaments

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

What is the public problem that the commitment will address?
Citizens do not trust public institutions, including the parliament. They do
have the feeling that the laws as they are voted today by the parliament do
not express the real general will of the people. Citizens do have the
impression that their representatives do not care about what they think, and
that they do not represent them properly. Besides, the amalgam created by
the social media and the media in general contribute to the youth’s
displeasure and poor opinion about the parliament and the elected officials.
Implementation of an ambitious and broadly rich communication plan which
targets the youth in particular, via a physical openness approach while
upholding relevant and appropriate content and discourse as disseminated
by various means of communication.
Integrating with success the increasing number of youth in the democratic
process that Morocco has embarked on poses many challenges, but equally
represents great opportunities.
Up to date, however, many young people find out themselves on the
margins of the political process, as they are very often called upon to
reclaim social and political change.
In order to become truly inclusive and representative, parliaments should
spare no effort in order to open their institution, so that the ideas and needs
of the youth be harnessed in a democratic manner.
 Increase the number of visitors of the House of Representatives, by
reinforcing the staff capacity in the organization and facilitated access
of visitors, through setting up units of public relations in order to
oversee and facilitate the access of the public to the headquarters of the
parliament.
 Increase substantially the number of groups’ facilitated visits, namely
groups of pupils from both the primary, junior and high schools as well
as students from colleges and universities beyond the close
neighborhood of the capital Rabat.
 Create a space for the historical memory of the parliament of Morocco,
which reminds the young generations of the parliamentary group as
imbricated in its national context.
 Diversify the dissemination of contents that are meant to bring the
public closer to the parliament’s life, parliament’s debates, new
legislation, parliament’s initiatives, through the publications, the
Parliament’s channel, as well as the social media of the House of
Representatives.
 Elaborate communication toolkits (the booklets) designed for the
children and for the youth and organize meetings/debates at the
regional level (within the framework of the mobile parliament).

How shall the commitment contribute to solving the public problem?
Encourage the citizen participation among the future generations and foster
citizen participation among future generations while countering the general
anti-parliamentarianism trend.

Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
Encourage participation, as well as awareness of the stakes related to voting
and to democracy, and by the same token foster the citizen-based control
and oversight over public action.


Commitments

  1. Legislative Petition System

    MO0019, 2018, E-Government

  2. ATI Awareness Raising

    MO0001, 2018, Access to Information

  3. Allow Citizens to Comment on Draft Legislation

    MO0020, 2018, E-Government

  4. Training Information Officers

    MO0002, 2018, Access to Information

  5. Proactively Publication of Legislative Data and Documents

    MO0021, 2018, Access to Information

  6. Administrative Training and Organization

    MO0003, 2018, Capacity Building

  7. Increase Opportunities for Citizens to Visit the Legislature

    MO0022, 2018, Legislative

  8. Open Data

    MO0004, 2018, Access to Information

  9. Citizen Consultation on Public Policies

    MO0023, 2018, E-Government

  10. Evironmental Data Sharing

    MO0005, 2018, Access to Information

  11. Establishment of a Partnership with Civil Society and Academia

    MO0024, 2018, Legislative

  12. Transparency Portal

    MO0006, 2018, Access to Information

  13. Integrity Portal

    MO0007, 2018, Capacity Building

  14. Public Service Framework

    MO0008, 2018, E-Government

  15. IDARATI Scheme

    MO0009, 2018, E-Government

  16. Public Service User Complaint

    MO0010, 2018, Capacity Building

  17. Budget Transparency

    MO0011, 2018, Fiscal Openness

  18. Budget Transparency Law

    MO0012, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  19. Charaka Portal

    MO0013, 2018, E-Government

  20. Consultative Process

    MO0014, 2018, Capacity Building

  21. Setting up an Electronic Platform for “Citizen Participation”

    MO0015, 2018, Capacity Building

  22. Citizens Participation

    MO0016, 2018, Capacity Building

  23. Strengthening Access of Civil Society to Audio-Visual Media

    MO0017, 2018, Capacity Building

  24. Communicating at a Large Scale About Morocco’S Joining the OGP and its Progress in Terms of Open Government

    MO0018, 2018,

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