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Med Culture is a Technical Assistance Unit funded by the European Union for the promotion of culture as vector of Human, Social and Economic Development in South Mediterranean countries. 

Morocco Country Reports

Morocco Country Reports

The present Country Profile is based on the report commissioned by Med Culture in 2014, and authored by Dounia Benslimane. The data published under this country profile reflect the independent views of the author.


A General Practitioner in 2003, Dounia Benslimane has been advocating for culture and development since 2008. In 2011, she managed the Living Arts Foundation and became the coordinator of the Cultural Centre of Old Slaughterhouses in Casablanca. Member of the Arterial Network since 2009 and co-founder of the Racines association (French for “Roots”) in 2010, of which she has been the Executive Director since March 2013, Dounia Benslimane has also led numerous projects: She coordinated the organisation of the General State of Culture in Morocco, the implementation of the Artwatch Africa project for the monitoring of the freedom of creative expression in Africa, the launch of Afrifestnet (network of festivals in Africa), debates on the freedom of conscience in Morocco, etc. She obtained a European Diploma in Cultural Project Management from the Marcel Hicter association in Belgium in 2014.


The present data has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of the data published under the present country profile are the sole responsibility of Med Culture Technical Assistance Unit and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.