L'associacionisme dels immigrants marroquins a Catalunya

  1. Abderrafie ET Talydy Bahij
Supervised by:
  1. Jordi Garreta Bochaca Director

Defence university: Universitat de Lleida

Year of defence: 2021

  1. Sergio Andrés Cabello Committee member

Type: Thesis


The evolution of the Moroccan migration phenomenon in Spain and Catalonia has included, among other things, the continuous growth of the collective and the growth of its entities and associations in different spheres: sociocultural, religious, sport, etc. created by immigrants of Moroccan origin who in theory constitute bridges between their groups and other entities, institutions and the host society. This increase is based, on the one hand, on the interest of the Moroccan immigrants themselves and, on the other hand, on the willingness of their representatives to play the role of energizers, interlocutors and facilitators of contact between administrations and the Moroccan collective. The opinions, comments and points of view adopted by different administrations, political representatives, civil society and local entities, at both statal and regional levels, are also essential in evaluating the roles played by the Moroccans’ associations in Catalonia. In addition to this, it is an exhibition and a multidimensional view of Moroccans’ associationism in the catalan context, the factors that directly affect in its creation, its development and its consolidation. It is a question of understanding the current situation of the Moroccans’ associationism and the possibilities of existence, mobility, representativeness it has, the characteristics and the areas of its work and the processes of strengthening and weakness. It is also an up-to-date view of the Moroccans’ associations in the catalan context and the links that exist between these associations and the public administration, the autochthonous associative movement, the immigrant associative movement, the NGOs that work on immigration and the civil society in general. In short, it is an updated presentation of the Moroccans’ associative movement and its interaction and impact on the host society at a social and cultural level and the impact that public policies of citizen participation are having on the development of this associative movement in Catalonia. It is also an analysis, in depth, of the socio-educational action of these associations, the functioning and organization, the trajectory, the speeches and the role of the leaders of these associations and, also, it is an examination of this Moroccan associationism from an approach of the types and areas of work and the evaluation of the main results under analysis.