Lisbon Forum 2017: Interconnecting People. Managing migration, avoiding populism, building inclusive societies and reinforcing North-South dialogueStrasbourg 1-2 June 2017
This year’s edition of the Lisbon Forum gathered 190 representatives from 52 different countries...
Morocco and Tunisia participate in the consultation over the draft European rules on the administrative detention of migrantsStrasbourg 31 May-1 June 2017
For the second time, members of the Tunisian and the prospective Moroccan National Preventive...
Southern Mediterranean partners take part in the discussion of “Operational Electoral Management Bodies for Democratic Elections” at the 14th European Conference of EMBsSt Petersburg 15-16 May 2017
Within the framework of the South Programme II, 11 experts from the Southern Mediterranean...
Developing the capacity of the future Moroccan NPM to monitor prisons with a view to preventing ill-treatmentRabat and two prisons in the vicinity 8-12 May 2017
The Council of Europe launched the first training module for the Moroccan National Preventive...
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 supporting democratic reforms in the Southern Mediterranean based on the demand from the partners from the region. From legislative expertise to the 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 European Union-Council of Europe 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 Southern Mediterranean region to key Council of Europe conventions, which constitute the foundations for legal cooperation between countries who share common values of respect for human rights, the rule of law and democracy in the 47 Council of Europe member states and beyond.
Through the Council of Europe various intergovernmental and interparliamentary networks, the South Programme II aims to foster better regional cooperation between Europe and the Southern Mediterranean partners, as well as among them, in the fields related to human rights, the rule of law and democracy.
Training of Tunisian experts on national referral mechanism for the identification and protection of victims of trafficking in human beings
12-14 June 2017, Paris, France
Participation of Southern Mediterranean representatives in the 22nd Conference of Directors of Prison and Probation Services
20-21 June 2017, Lillestrøm, Norway