The South Programme V seeks to further foster co-operation, knowledge exchange and best practice sharing between the two rims of the Mediterranean to better address common challenges.



A series of simulation-based trainings on combating trafficking in human beings


A regional network of Judicial Inspections launched


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

Building on its previous achievements, the South Programme V aims to continue to promote co-operation, regional networking and dialogue on human rights, Rule of Law and democracy by widening the geographical scope of the action, engaging the largest possible number of partners and key stakeholders within the Southern Mediterranean region to ensure effective implementation of European and international standards.

Council of Europe networks
The South Programme allowed representatives of the region to participate and actively contribute to existing networks of the Council of Europe, such as the UniDem Med (University for Democracy), the HELP Network, the Mediterranean School Survey Project on Alcohol and other drugs in Schools (MedSPAD), the Šibenik Network of Corruption Prevention Agencies or the Parliamentary network women free from violence of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.


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