Peer-to-peer exchanges through networks are known to be one of the most effective collaborative learning methods. They provide invaluable opportunities to share experience, best practices, draw lessons from one another’s success and challenges. The promotion of existing networks and the creation of new ones between Europe and Southern Mediterranean has been a priority since the first edition of the South Programme.

Young political leaders from the Schools of Political Studies of Tunis and Rabat at the World Forum for Democracy, 8-10 November 2017, Strasbourg

Networking between Southern Mediterranean experts and their European counterparts was, and will continue to be, fostered by enabling partners’ participation in Council of Europe conventional committees, intergovernmental committees of experts and working groups. Such a dialogue is particularly important as it facilitates the process of legislative harmonisation with Council of Europe standards, while contributing to increasing intergovernmental co-operation on both shores of the Mediterranean.

The South Programme III will seek to enhance the level of regional cooperation in the field of human rights, the rule of law and democracy through the expansion of existing networks. New networks will also be promoted, based on the demand of the beneficiaries. This will include relevant exchanges and networks touching upon issues relating to violence against women.

Examples of existing networks:

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