The programme "Regional Support to Reinforce Human rights, Rule of Law and Democracy in the Southern Mediterranean" (South Programme IV) is a joint initiative between the European Union and the Council of Europe over the period 2020-2022 with the objective to support democratic reforms in the Southern Mediterranean region.
Since 2012, the successive phases of the South Programme (I, II and III) have provided institutional support to beneficiaries of the Southern Mediterranean region (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Palestine*), which have benefited from the added value of the Council of Europe’s standards, its independent monitoring mechanisms, and the support of independent experts and advisory opinion bodies. Regional actions address common interests and facilitate knowledge sharing and lessons learned at a collective level on a range of topics such as combating economic crime, violence against women, human trafficking and torture while the flexibility and demand-driven approach of the programme respond to the countries’ specific needs and requests for assistance.
16 Sep 2020 17:57:00
Grant for Southern Mediterranean civil society to reinforce support and protection mechanisms for victims/survivors of gender-based violence16 september 2020
In the framework of the South Programme IV, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe is...
28 Apr 2020 17:14:0029 april 2020
On 24 April 2020, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe responded favourably to...
03 Mar 2020 14:16:00
Study visit of journalists from the MENA region to Tunis: lively debate on women's rights and gender representations in the mediaTunis 27-31 January 2020
In the framework of the South Programme III, the Council of Europe organised, in partnership with...
* This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of Council of Europe and European Union member States on this issue.