EU steps up support for literacy in Morocco, with 550 million dirhams in support of national campaign

October 17, 2017
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On the occasion of the National Conference for Literacy in Morocco, the EU has renewed its support to the Kingdom, approving new funding in support of the national literacy strategy, worth 550 million dirhams over the period 2018-2022.

The National Conference for Literacy took place on 13-14 October, organised by the National Agency for the Fight against Illiteracy in partnership with the European Union. The event was part of the broader mobilisation to strengthen the national campaign on literacy and to bring together all the efforts in this direction.

The government’s aim is to reduce the illiteracy rate from 32.2% in 2014 to 10% by 2026.

The European Union has supported the national literacy strategy for ten years. The first programme, which ran from 2008 to 2015, amounted to €27 million (nearly 300 million dirhams). The second phase, which started in 2013 and is still in progress, amounts to €35 million euros (more than 380 million dirhams).

The third phase, which provides €50 million euros (nearly 550 million dirhams) for the period 2018-2022 was approved on 12 October 2017 by the European Commission.


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Press release

EU Delegation Morocco

Countries covered:

  • Morocco