In July 2019, for a sixth consecutive time, the Bulgarian School of Politics “Dimitry Panitza”, in partnership with the Citizenship School of Political Studies in Morocco, held a two-day training course for female leaders from the Kingdom of Morocco. The project was funded by the International Organisation of La Francophonie.
The theme of this year’s event was related to the search for an answer of the question “Why is the participation of women leaders in politics important?” During the official opening the Executive Director of the BSoP, Ms. Rumyana Grozeva emphasized the importance of the active participation of women in the state management and the implementation of policies related to the introduction of flexible leadership strategies.
The highlight of the welcome speech of the Ambassador of Bulgaria to the Kingdom of Morocco, Mr. Yuriy Shterk, was the National Strategy of Bulgaria for equality between women and men and the EU policy in this field. In his speech, Mr. Shterk also praised the progress made by the Moroccan side in this regard.
During the two-day interactive training format, the participants explored the themes of “leadership and leadership styles”, “teamwork and leadership competence”, “leadership and motivation”, “effective communication” and “leadership through the roles of women and men”. The sessions were moderated by Ms. Maria Mihailova – organizational psychologist and group psychotherapist.
Guests and speakers at the Forum, held in Rabat, were Mr. Yousef Larash, Director of the Citizenship School of Political Studies in Morocco and Ms. Raja Morzani, a representative of the National Council for Human Rights in Morocco.
The participants in the training program received official diplomas and are now part of the hundreds of BSoP graduates, among whom are members of the two chambers of the Moroccan Parliament, representatives of local authorities, as well as many others on different positions in the public of Morocco.