According to the study, entitled “The situation of young Moroccans residing in Europe”, this observation confirms, through indicators relating to the visits of this community, the unshakable attachment it has to Morocco and also reflects the role that family and friends play with regard to the return, for the time of a visit, to the motherland, to the strengthening of the feeling of belonging and to religious practice, according to the Moroccan model framed by “Imarat Al Mouminine”.
The results of this study, which focused on 1,433 young Moroccans aged 18 to 35, residing in six European countries, namely France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands, also revealed a strong desire for integration in the host countries, as evidenced by the indicators of participation in civil life (66% hold the nationality of the host country), with the feeling of having a good image of the Moroccan community with the citizens of the countries in question.
About 85% of these young people are proficient in the language of the host country, despite the feeling, in some cases, of being victims of racism, the study indicated, noting however that the indicators relating to the feeling of confidence in the future and professional life remain very high, with 80% of those interviewed saying they were confident about their professional future.
These young people link their future to Morocco and this through the image they have of the country, underlined this study, specifying that 64% of them affirmed that education should be the priority sector for the Kingdom in terms of investment, alongside the service, industry and tourism sectors.
Two-thirds of the participants expressed, in this regard, their desire to return to invest in their country of origin. Moroccans in Germany and Italy seem, however, to be the most skeptical at this level.
Furthermore, the study revealed the diverging nature of the opinions of the Moroccan community on the issue of reforms in the country, with the majority of participants expressing their low satisfaction with the services provided by Moroccan establishments, and a third expressing their dissatisfaction with the pace of reform implementation (41% say they are dissatisfied with international transport, 48% dissatisfied with consular services and 52% dissatisfied with justice).
The study also focused on developing a better understanding of the reality, opinions and challenges of young Moroccans residing in Europe, as well as contributing to the enrichment of discussions around public policies targeting this community. .
In this study, the CCME relied on a survey conducted in collaboration with the company Ipsos (which has been supporting institutions since 1975 in the development of strategic studies and surveys at European level), as well as on interviews in one-on-one with young Moroccans residing in Europe, in accordance with scientific rules in terms of sampling and statistics.