Over the past decade and building on the successes of each phase, the South Programme continues to strengthen links and co-operation within the region and with European counterparts to promote democratic values and principles, as well as respect for human rights in the region. Check out these 10 key highlights and results of this co-operation underlining the 10 years of joint action.


19 ratifications of Council of Europe Conventions by 5 countries in the region
+1000 Senior public officials of the region participated in 15 seminars of the University for Democracy for the Southern Mediterranean (UniDem Med) held in cooperation with 7 national authorities
8 regional networks created and/or supported to address common challenges for the protection of human rights and rule of law in the Southern Mediterranean region

First online reporting platforms to combat cyberviolence of children in the region launched and promoted in Tunisia and Morocco to combat cyberviolence of children in collaboration with Internet Watch Foundation IWF

Tunisia – IWF / Morocco – IWF 

Launch of the Espace Maroc Cyberconfiance (EMC)

+ 10.000 copies of the of the Kit on the rights of women victims of violence disseminated in Tunisia and Morocco

Other tools developed and launched to combat violence against women, including the online hub platform and resources on gender and gender-based violence « contre-violences-femmes-tunisie.com » and compilation of French and Arabic ECHR/Istanbul

2224 HELP users in the region

+100 certified HELP tutors in Morocco and Tunisia

9 HELP courses available in Arabic (+3 ongoing)

1st National referral mechanism for victims of human trafficking in the region set up and launched in Tunisia www.mno.tn

The process to develop the list of indicators in Morocco and Libya has been launched.

Compilation French and Arabic ECtHR/Trafficking

2 corruption risk assessments

Recommendations used by the Central bank of Morocco in the drafting of a directive on the prevention and management of corruption risks by credit institutions.

+900 Judges and prosecutors trained by the capacity building programme on human rights for Moroccan magistrates in collaboration with the Head of Prosecutors’ Office

A mechanism of judicial data analysis and use of efficiency indicators set up in the administrative Justice of Egypt

A regional network of Judicial Inspections launched