The IRP Rabat Project was conducted by Leiden University. The project started in September 2008 and was completed in June 2012. The aim of this research was to present an analysis of Moroccan policy, both its objectives and instruments, directed at Moroccans who live abroad, in particular in the Netherlands. The project both served a PhD programme as well as a knowledge source for Dutch policymakers to improve their understanding of Moroccan policies in this respect. Questions that the research team addressed included whether and how Dutch Moroccans experience the effects of Moroccan policy initiatives. It thereby aimed to answer the question what impact, if any, these policy initiatives have on the integration process and identity formation of Moroccans in the Netherlands.
PhD candidate Merel Kahmann will defend her thesis early 2014 at Leiden University.