The Foundation’s mission is to foster research in social sciences in the Maghreb and the Middle East.
It aims to study society and political systems and to identify the factors which lead to open societies as well as the obstacles to change in the region.
Within this framework, the Foundation intends to highlight the factors of change in the area and the new challenges posed by globalization and by the hegemonic regimes’ transformations.
The Foundation promotes research that focuses on both endogenous and exogenous dimensions of social and political change and on the key players involved in this change. Particular attention is given to cultural and religious factors which foster pluralism in society.