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Context, objectives and principles:

As part of supporting local authorities in developing their skills, particularly those relating to inter-municipal cooperation, the Ministry of the Interior has launched an ambitious project to set up a National Scheme for Territorial Cooperation. (SNCT).

Indeed, intercommunality is a means that allows local authorities to pool their financial and human resources in order to create and manage local public facilities and services.

This project is part of the Municipal Performance Improvement Program (PAPC) in its component no. 21, initiated in collaboration with the World Bank and the French Development Agency with the methodological support of the Paris Region Institute and the competition of the Targa-Aide association.

The development of the SNCT aims to define the relevant geographical and functional perimeters of Intermunicipal Cooperation Establishments (ECI) and Groupings of Territorial Communities (GCT) in order to ensure a harmonious and orderly development of its cooperation.

To achieve the above-mentioned objective, it was agreed to initially develop 12 Regional Territorial Cooperation Schemes (1 SRCT per Region) and then consolidate the results obtained to set up an SNCT.

It should be noted that these diagrams have no prescriptive scope, but are textual and graphic documents put in place by the State, in consultation with local elected officials and decentralized administrations, with the aim of providing guidance. national and regional authorities on the relevant geographical and functional perimeter of territorial cooperation. As a result, it is obvious that the State will support the developments in territorial cooperation that will fall within the vision established by the said plans.

The methodological approach for establishing the first regional plan for territorial cooperation:

Obtaining a coherent and relevant SRCT is based on respecting a methodological approach based on the following steps:

  • Diagnosis and data collection;

  • Data consolidation;

  • Cartographic representation of data;

  • Analysis of solidarity and relevant perimeters;

  • Consultation with stakeholders.


Activities 2021

  • Production of all the maps necessary for the analysis of territorial cooperation for the Souss-Massa region;

  •  Drafting of the methodological note for the realization of the Regional Territorial Cooperation Scheme of Souss-Massa.

Upcoming activities 2022

  • Design of a questionnaire allowing the analysis of existing territorial cooperation;

  • Proposal of Regional Territorial Cooperation Schemes and a National Territorial Cooperation Scheme;

  • Implementation of the data updating system (at Circle scale) 

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