Not only are young people the core of the development model, but their involvement in the management of public affairs and political participation is needed more than ever.
The celebration of the Youth Day this year comes in a rather special context in which Morocco thinks about his development model. A model where young people are expected to play an important role because they represent the future of the country. It is for this reason that the women and men of tomorrow form the core of this future development model. It is also the will of His Majesty King Mohammed VI who has indicated in a message to the third parliamentary forum on social justice that he "It is up to all actors involved in this reflection effort to take into account the changes that are taking place in Moroccan society, where the issue of youth is central to the desired development model. ". Not only are young people the core of the development model, but their involvement in the management of public affairs and political participation is needed more than ever.
This is how the sovereign asked in the last speech to the nation, on the occasion of the troonday, that political parties opened up more about young people. It must be said that young people are the core of the concern and government policy for years has been trying to give them an important place to participate in building a prosperous and democratic Morocco. Very early, Morocco has shown interest in the youth by setting up special structures. The later SM Hassan II, on the day of youth, announced on 8 July 1990 the establishment of the National Council for Youth and the Future. It is an advisory body par excellence and should contribute to the adaptation of education and training systems to the needs of the country's economy, to an adequate preparation for the future of young Moroccans and to the realization of their integration. in the national productive system. The missions of the National Youth Council and the future were numerous, including research, studies, reflections and proposals. These must be initiated in a consultative framework and representative of the various economic, social and cultural components of Moroccan society. Today another organization has to take over the helm. Indeed, the 2011 Constitution had established the establishment of the youth advisory board and the associative action. A law establishing this body was adopted by the parliament a few months ago. The establishment of the Council must therefore take place quickly.
This long-awaited new official structure for young people consists of a unit for youth affairs and another that is responsible for social issues. One of the first missions that will be entrusted to this Council will cover the review and validation of the new integrated youth policy. As a reminder, the sovereign had developed a new integrated youth policy in October 2017, on the occasion of the opening of the autumn parliamentary session.
A few weeks later, the government unveiled the broad lines of the aforementioned policy. It is in particular the task of managers to review public policy choices for young people and to reorient public offerings based on expectations and aspirations of young people to facilitate their integration.