Fondation Orient-Occident is a point of encounter between the multiple realities existing across the shores of the Mediterranean: it creates a dialogue between local Moroccan, Sub-Saharan, and the Mediterranean cultures. The Fondation Orient-Occident supports migrants, refugees and the youth from underprivileged peripheral areas, by providing them with job training, education, professional training and a wide range of cultural and intercultural activities. The Fondation Orient-Occident is also active to promote integration, particularly at a dual level: on the one hand the integration of underprivileged Moroccans, Sub-Saharan migrants and refugees within Moroccan society; on the other, in collaboration with the UNHCR, the Foundation also promotes and facilitates migrants’ voluntary return to their own countries.
Fondation Orient-Occident’s engagement to the issue of migration also develops through a work of advocacy, both at the national and international level, through its participation to meetings (such as those in the framework of the World Economic Forum), conferences and seminaries.
Sub-Saharan migration and humanitarian assistance
Environmental protection and climate migration prevention
Migration and Identity
The migration problem is cultural, it has to do with identity.
Integration means making bridges between cultures, valorising and healing damaged identities
Yasmina Filali, speaker at the session “The Race against Racism”, Davos Annual Meeting 2017
How can we identify the question of migrants’ identity, the identity of the “other”?