Increase Opportunities for Citizens to Visit the Legislature (MO0022)
Action Plan: Morocco Action Plan 2018-2020
Action Plan Cycle: 2018
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 AreasLegislative, Marginalized Communities, Open Parliaments
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
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
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
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.
Legislative Petition System
MO0019, 2018, E-Government
ATI Awareness Raising
MO0001, 2018, Access to Information
Allow Citizens to Comment on Draft Legislation
MO0020, 2018, E-Government
Training Information Officers
MO0002, 2018, Access to Information
Proactively Publication of Legislative Data and Documents
MO0021, 2018, Access to Information
Administrative Training and Organization
MO0003, 2018, Capacity Building
Increase Opportunities for Citizens to Visit the Legislature
MO0022, 2018, Legislative
MO0004, 2018, Access to Information
Citizen Consultation on Public Policies
MO0023, 2018, E-Government
Evironmental Data Sharing
MO0005, 2018, Access to Information
Establishment of a Partnership with Civil Society and Academia
MO0024, 2018, Legislative
MO0006, 2018, Access to Information
MO0007, 2018, Capacity Building
Public Service Framework
MO0008, 2018, E-Government
MO0009, 2018, E-Government
Public Service User Complaint
MO0010, 2018, Capacity Building
MO0011, 2018, Fiscal Openness
Budget Transparency Law
MO0012, 2018, Anti-Corruption
MO0013, 2018, E-Government
MO0014, 2018, Capacity Building
Setting up an Electronic Platform for “Citizen Participation”
MO0015, 2018, Capacity Building
MO0016, 2018, Capacity Building
Strengthening Access of Civil Society to Audio-Visual Media
MO0017, 2018, Capacity Building
Communicating at a Large Scale About Morocco’S Joining the OGP and its Progress in Terms of Open Government