The BSoP Trained Again Young Women in Morocco


The Bulgarian School of Politics “Dimitry Panitza” organized for a fifth consecutive time a training for Moroccan women leaders. The two-day seminar was held in mid-July in the capital of Morocco. A partner of the BSoP was the Moroccan Citizenship School of Political Studies. This year, the event was again supported by the Bulgarian Embassy in the African country and the International Organization of the Francophonie.

“Promoting women and their role in the social and economic development of the society” was the topic of the forum, which was officially opened by Irina Aleksieva – Executive Director of the BPU until 2017 and current advisor to the Bulgarian EU Commissioner Maria Gabriel. In her address to the participants Ms. Alexieva stressed on the importance of women in governance and the need of modern society to implement policies related to balance, flexibility and long-term development.

H.E. Boryana Simeonova, Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Kingdom of Morocco, thanked the organizers for the traditionally good cooperation, a real result of which were already the hundreds of Moroccan graduates of the BSoP who had been trained both in Morocco and Bulgaria.

Within the two days, the participants gained skills in conducting information campaigns and acquired knowledge of the means, channels and tools needed to effectively implement and validate leadership causes. Guests and lecturers at the Rabat forum were also Rumyana Grozeva – Acting Executive Director of the BSoP, Youssef Laaraj – Director of the Moroccan Citizenship School of Political Studies, Maria Mihaylova – organizational psychologist and group psychotherapist, Raja Morgani – representative of the National Human Rights Council in Morocco, PR-experts and women ambassadors in the Kingdom of Morocco, personally invited by the Bulgarian Ambassador Boryana Simeonova.

The participants in the training program received official diplomas and are already part of the hundreds of BSoP graduates, including members of the two Chambers of the Moroccan Parliament, members of the municipal and mayoral administrations as well as of many other different organizations in the public and political life of Morocco.

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