Effective establishment of a torture prevention mechanism in Tunisia: the Council of Europe continues to accompany the processTunis, Tunisia 18-20 May 2016
The main component of the first phase of support to the establishment of the National Authority...
Supporting the strategic development and functioning of the Tunisian National Authority for the Prevention of TortureTunis 2,8-9,16-18 June,18 July 2016
A significant step in the establishment of the Tunisian national preventive mechanism (NPM) was...
Tunis 11-12 July 2016
The South Neighbourhood Anti-corruption Project II (SNAC 2) - framed under the South Programme II...
Sidi Bouzid, Gabes and Kairouan 11-13 July 2016
A team of CEPEJ experts carried out a three-day mission in Tunisia on 11-13 July 2016. The main...
Education and democracy: young leaders from Morocco, Tunisia and Bulgaria discuss challenges and opportunitiesPravetz, Bulgaria 25-30 may 2016
21 young political and community leaders from the Council of Europe’s Schools of Political...
A flagship programme supporting democratic governance in the Southern Mediterranean
Since its start in 2012 the South Programme has been a strategic European Union-Council of Europe initiative to support democratic reforms in the Southern Mediterranean upon demand from the partners from the region. From legislative expertise to strengthening of institutions' capacities through peer-to-peer exchanges and networks, the South Programme has contributed to the establishment of a common legal area between the two shores of the Mediterranean.
The second phase of this ambitious three year EU-CoE joint programme started in January 2015. It is namely contributing to the establishment of new legislative and constitutional frameworks and democratic governance structures in the region as well as institutions deriving from them. Besides the Programme aims to contribute to the establishment of a common legal area through a progressive accession of countries from the South Med region to key CoE conventions, which constitute the foundations for legal cooperation between countries who share common values of respect for human rights, Rule of law and democracy in the 47 CoE Member States and beyond.
Through the CoE various intergovernmental and interparliamentary networks, the South Programme II aims namely to foster better regional cooperation between Europe and the Southern Mediterranean partners, as well as among them, in the fields related to human rights, Rule of law and democracy.
6th MedSPAD Committee of the Pompidou Group
20-21 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
20-22 september 2016, strasbourg, France
Workshops on corruption proofing methodology and anti-corruption in the private sector
5-6 October 2016, Amman, Jordan