On May 30th MedCities participated in the 3rd Forum Barcelona – Casablanca. This Forum is organised by the European Institute for the Mediterranean (IEMed) and the Social Development Council of Casablanca (CDS) and it aims at bringing together decision-makers from both cities in order to exchange expertise and good practices to improve city daily management

During the morning sessions, the main topics discussed were city & sports, events attraction and markets wholesale markets. In the afternoon, participants were split in four groups, carrying out field visits to different facilities of the city such as the Metropolitan Transport Company, the Entrepreneurship Institute and the Municipal Water Management Agency. This peer-to-peer work allows cities to exchange on specific issue and improve the daily management of both cities learning from each other.

The day after, as a complementary activity of the Forum, the PPP for Cities Program of IESE organised the event “The role of Public-Private partnership in public services management in Morocco” in which several successful experiences of public-private collaboration were presented. MedCities participated also in this event providing the vision of international organisations together with the representatives of the European Investment Bank.