Amman 20-21 September 2016
Within the framework of the South Programme II, a representative of the Venice Commission took...
MedSPAD Committee calls for a strengthened synchronization of data collection in the Mediterranean regionLisbon 21 September 2016
“Mediterranean School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs” (MedSPAD) committee gathered in...
Jordanian intercultural cities take part in the seminar on “Social innovation for refugee inclusion”Brussels 12-13 September 2016
Four representatives of the Jordanian Intercultural cities participated in the “Social innovation...
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...
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.
Moroccan representatives in the Intercultural Cities meeting on "Tackling Prejudice and Engaging with Religious Minorities"
27-28 October 2016, San Sebastian, Spain
Mission of CEPEJ experts to Tunisia
2-4 November 2016, Monastir, Tunisia
Participation of the Moroccan and Tunisian Schools of Political Studies in the World Forum for Democracy
7-9 November 2016, Strasbourg, France