Grass root initiatives on youth engagement in peace and democratic processes in the Euro-Mediterranean region

20 August 2019

The North-South Centre is launching a call for proposals for youth-led projects taking place in the Euro-Mediterranean region connected with the key findings and recommendations of the 2018 Lisbon Forum on "Youth, Peace and Security in the Euro-Mediterranean region" which took place on the 15-16...

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Underage marriage in Morocco: abolish the exception, restore the norm

22 march 2019 Rabat

In Morocco, marriage contracts involving minors still amounted to several tens of thousands of individuals in 2018, a clear majority of them being female. The Family Code, reviewed in 2004, determined the legal capacity to marry at 18 years old for both male and female, however some of its...

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CEPEJ first co-operation with the Egyptian Council of State

14-15 May 2019 Cairo

Following a request made by the Vice-President of the State Council of Egypt, Judge Mohamed Raslan, a CEPEJ delegation conducted a fact-finding mission in Cairo on 14 and 15 May 2019. The delegation was welcomed by judge Ahmed Abu Al-Azm, President of the State Council which insisted on the need...

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Regional interprofessional dialogue on the treatment of violence against women by the media

26 april 2019 Tunis

As part of the World Forum on gender equality held in Tunis from 24 to 26 April, the Council of Europe, the Independent High Authority for Audiovisual Communication in Tunisia (HAICA) and the High Authority for Audiovisual Communication in Morocco (HACA) organised a session of interprofessional...

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The hearing of a child victim of sexual violence: a crucial step of judicial proceedings

3 May 2019 Tunis

An important part of the Council of Europe Convention on Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Convention) concerns the fundamental role played by judicial bodies in the protection and aftercare of child victims. According to the Convention, to avoid...

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Towards a child-friendly justice for children victims of sexual violence: second Steering Committee meeting of the project

2 May 2019 Tunis

In the context of Tunisia’s accession procedure to the Council of Europe Convention on Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Convention) and with the objective to improve the care and legal procedure for children victims of sexual violence, the Steering...

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Gender equality and deconstruction of gender stereotypes: awareness raising workshop for kids

24-26 April 2019 Tunis

The Tunis Forum on Gender Equality held on 24-26 April 2019 hosted an awareness-raising workshop for children and teenagers aged 3 to 18 organised in the framework of the South Programme III. Accompanied by teachers and through a proactive approach, nearly 80 children and teenagers participated...

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Jordanian and Palestinian* anti-corruption authorities trained on the investigation of proceeds of corruption

23-24 April 2019 Amman, Jordan

With the South Neighbourhood Anti-Corruption Project 3 (SNAC 3), implemented in the framework of the South Programme III, the Council of Europe enhances the capacities of judicial and law enforcement authorities specialised in the fight against corruption and economic crime. This training session...

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Fight against trafficking in human beings in Morocco: awareness-raising on the Council of Europe Convention at the universities of Settat and Béni-Mellal

16-17 April 2019 Settat & Béni-Mellal, Morocco

In the framework of the South Programme III, the universities of Settat and Béni-Mellal opened their doors for two awareness-raising meetings aimed at increasing awareness amongst students, teachers and other involved professionals regarding the national and international framework for the fight...

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2019 regional report on substance use in focus of the 10th meeting of the Mediterranean committee for school surveys

10-11 april 2019 Paris

The MedSPAD Committee, currently made up of representatives from 14 countries (Algeria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Tunisia, Turkey) and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction held its 10th meeting in Paris, on...

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