23/04/2018 - 26/04/2018
Rabat, Morocco - the Venice Commission is organising in cooperation with the Ministry of the Reform of the Administration and the Civil Service of the Kingdom of Morocco, the 7th UniDem Med Regional Seminar, which will take place in Rabat, Morocco, from 23 to 26 of April 2018. The seminar is entitled "Improving the relations between the administration and the citizens : a democratic imperative" and will bring together senior public officials and experts from Europe and the Southern Mediterranean - Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine* and Tunisia.
Debates intend to highlight existing international and national standards, mechanisms and good practices aimed to increase the users’ satisfaction. Participants will also discuss critical issues such as simplification of procedures, change management, e-governance and digital transformation, access to data and various complaints management systems.
The main objective of the UniDem Med Campus (University for Democracy) is to contribute through peer-to-peer exchanges to the modernisation of the administration in the southern Mediterranean by enforcing law and consolidating institutions. The project strengthens the legal capacities of senior civil servants in areas related to good governance, rule of law and human rights as well as contributes to the strengthening of the links between the public administrations from the region.
The seminar is funded by the joint Council of Europe-European Union program "Ensuring Sustainable Democratic Governance and Human Rights in the Southern Mediterranean", South Programme III.
*This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of Council of Europe member States on this issue.