Fondation Orient-Occident (FOO) is a Moroccan non-profit organization recognized of public utility. Intellectually and practically conceived as a bridge between the two shores of the Mediterranean, its mission is to come towards the difficulties of migrants, refugees and the disadvantaged youth, and to promote employability by setting up socio-educational and professional training centers. Fondation Orient-Occident also works for the protection of diversity, and for the valorisation of all cultures.

What we do


World Economic Forum

Advocacy work through the World Economic Forum Yasmina Filali, president of the Fondation Orient-Occident, receives the prize for "Social Entrepreneurship" ...
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The Fondation Orient-Occident works to consolidate a social and cultural connection between the Western and Eastern realities of the Mediterranean ...
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Community development

Morocco, along with most other countries in the MENA region, faces enormous challenges, both in terms of high unemployment rates ...
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Fondation Orient-Occident is a point of encounter between the multiple realities existing across the shores of the Mediterranean: it creates ...
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News & Events

From Morocco to Italy: launch of Migrants du Monde by the Social Cooperative Orient-Occident in the city of Lecce

In 2017, the President of the Fondation Orient-Occident in Morocco, Yasmina Filali, opened in Italy the Cooperativa Sociale Oriente-Occidente, with the aim of realizing projects and actions in favour of the integration of migrants and for enhancing employability. The transposition of the Foundation’s expertise to Italy is part of a wider program of internationalization which