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...
Focus on human rights: the Council of Europe organises a regional training for the Southern MediterraneanStrasbourg 23-26 May 2016
The second module of the Programme for advanced training in the field of human rights (PATHS)...
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...
Strasbourg, France 17-20 may 2016
A four-day regional training on risk-based administrative anti-corruption inquiries was held in...
Netherlands 19-21 April 2016
As part of the SNAC 2 project, a delegation from the Jordanian Anti-Corruption Commission (JACC),...
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.
Conference “Refugees and Social Innovation” (Intercultural Cities Project)
12-13 September 2016, Brussels, Belgium
6th MedSPAD Committee of the Pompidou Group
20-21 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal