Germany Meets Morocco: A Forum for Young Leaders (GMM)

The next GMM Weeklong Seminar will take place in Berlin from February 5th - 9th, 2014

Welcome to Germany Meets Morocco: A Forum for Young Leaders (GMM)

Germany Meets Morocco: A Forum for Young Leaders (GMM) is a network of students and young professionals who have an interest in exploring and supporting German-Moroccan Relations. Participants join the forum by taking part in an GMM Weeklong Seminar, following which they are encouraged to conduct their own research and organize their own activity in the field. ICD Weeklong Seminars are targeted at students and young professionals with an active interest in Germany and Morocco. 

About GMM Weeklong Seminars »

Weeklong Seminars are held every 4-6 months and consist of 4-5 day programs of lectures, seminars, and workshops, together with cultural and social activities. The Seminars aim to give the participants an insight into key perspectives on German-Moroccan relations, and to introduce them to a network of like-minded individuals. Speakers during the seminars include individuals from the fields of politics, diplomacy, academia, culture & the arts, civil society, and the private sector. Once individuals have taken part in an GMM Weeklong Seminar and joined the forum, they become a part of the ICD's network, which facilitates communication between like-minded individuals across the world.

Once they have joined the GMM Forum, members are supported by the ICD in organizing leadership initiatives, conducting academic research whilst they are also invited to join the ICD Online Forum - enabling them to share information and communicate with like-minded individuals across the world.

Joining the Forum »

Germany Meets Morocco: A Forum for Young Leaders (GMM) is open to all individuals with an interest in exploring and strengthening relationships within Morocco and Germany as well as the relationships between the two countries and the rest of the world. To join the forum you must take part in one of the GMM Weeklong Seminars, which will be held every 4-6 months. The next GMM Weeklong Seminar will run from August 5th - 9th, 2013.

If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the seminar, please click on the "Apply Now" link below and fill out the online application form:

Next Weeklong Seminar

(Berlin; February 5th - 9th, 2014)
In addition to looking in greater detail at the history and development of cultural diplomacy, the next GMM Weeklong Seminar will focus on the following theme:

"Germany and Morocco: building Bridges between Europe and Northern Africa"

The following issues will be mentioned and explored:
  • Cultural Diplomacy and the Arab Spring: A Possibility for Reinventing Identities
  • EU-Moroccan Relationships in the Wake of the Transitions in the Arabic World: possible Strategies and Policies
  • The Development of Women's Rights in Morocco: Challenges from a German/European Perspective
  • The Gibraltar-Pass: Morocco as a Gate to Europe for African Immigrants - an historical Perspective and Possibilities for future Cooperation between Morocco and Germany (EU) in order to manage the Situation
  • Morocco as a New Economic Leader in Northern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities for Greater Economic Cooperation with Germany
  • How can we share the Mediterranean Sea? Economic and Environmental Implications - An opportunity for European-Moroccan cooperation
  • The Role of Social Networks in promoting Democracy in Europe and in Northern Africa: a Comparison
  • Cultural Tourism in Morocco and Germany: potential for increasing exchanges
  • The different History of Moroccans and Germans abroad: Integration vs. Identity
  • Education Systems: Improvement through Cooperation and Student Exchanges
  • The Mohamet-Video: how to avoid an Escalation between German and German Muslim Society?

Certificate of Attendance

All participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which provides details about the speakers and topics at the conference. Each certificate will be signed by members of the ICD's Advisory Board.

ICD Alumni Program »

All seminar participants will be invited to join the ICD alumni program. The "ICD Alumni Group" is an international network of like-minded individuals with an interest in further developing the field of cultural diplomacy through the support of intercultural relations. Participation in the group is by invitation only, and is open only to individuals who have taken part in ICD programs. Members of the ICD Alumni Group will benefit from the following opportunities (more).