Morocco was the first country to obtain the “Partner for Local Democracy” status from the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities at its 36th Session in April 2019. This status offers the Council of Europe’s neighbouring countries an ideal platform for dialogue and institutional contacts with their European counterparts.

The Moroccan delegation comprises 6 representatives and 6 substitutes who may sit alongside Congress members and contribute to the debates during sessions – albeit without the right to vote – and to the work of its Monitoring, Current Affairs and Governance committees.

The status is inspired by the Partner for Democracy Status of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), which Morocco has held since 2011 and which allows it to participate in the Assembly's activities.

See also: "Morocco – first 'Partner for local democracy'"

Head of the Delegation

President of the regional Council, Guelmim-Oued
Political Party: Rassemblement national des indépendants

 List of members of the delegation (coming soon)

Secretariat of the Delegation

Mostafa AMEUR
Director at the General Directorate of Territorial Authorities (DGCT) of the Ministry of the Interior
 [email protected]

Secretariats of Associations

Association of Moroccan Regions (ARM) - in Arabic and French only
Cooperation and International Relations Officer 
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Moroccan Association of Presidents of Prefectural and Provincial Councils (AMPCPP) - in Arabic and French only
Abdelaâdim EL HANCHI
Executive Director
 [email protected]

Moroccan Association of Presidents of Communal Councils (AMPCC) - in Arabic and French only
Project Officer
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Project officer
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The Congress' Partner for Local Democracy status enables elected representatives of local authorities of Council of Europe’s neighbouring countries to participate in the Congress' activities.

Cristina Chiran
Project Officer, External relations / Thematic priorities