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The Council of Europe takes stock of its cooperation with Morocco and Tunisia: South Programme II held its first bilateral steering committees

26 and 30 November 2015 Tunis, Rabat

Within the framework of the South Programme II, the Council of Europe cooperates closely with Morocco and Tunisia in order to promote good governance and fight against cross-border and global threats, through the protection of human rights, the rule of law and democracy whilst helping those...

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Optimising Courts’ functioning in the Southern Mediterranean in the spotlight: Council of Europe experts discuss judicial time management and coaching in Morocco

6-9 October 2015 Fez, Morocco

The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) expert team in charge of the joint program "Towards strengthened democratic governance in the Southern Mediterranean", travelled to Rabat and Fez from 6 to 9 October 2015. The experts had seminal exchange of views with senior...

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Building policies for diversity management: the Council of Europe Intercultural Cities Network opens up to Morocco

14-15 September 2015 Lisbon

The Council of Europe Intercultural Cities Coordinators (ICC) network held a meeting in Lisbon on 14-15 September 2015, which saw, for the first time since the creation of ICC, the participation of a Moroccan delegation. As part of the South Programme II initiatives, Moroccan participation to...

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Visit of a delegation of the Palestinian National Authority to the Council of Europe

7-8 September 2015 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Palestinian National Authority, composed of Judge Ali J. M. Muhanna – Chief Justice, Ambassador Amal A. S. Jadou- focal point for the South Programme II, Judge Thuraya H. M. Alwazir – Director of the Palestinian Judicial Institute and Mr. Ahmad M. K. Harb – General...

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Council of Europe experts visit the city of Haifa in Israel

Building intercultural strategies at city level for better democratic governance and citizen participation

03/08/2015 Haifa

As part of the Joint Council of Europe-European Union programme “Towards Strengthened Democratic Governance in the Southern Mediterranean” (South Programme II), a CoE delegation visited the city of Haifa on August 3-6. This first visit was intended to assess needs and opportunities for the...

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Children and international human rights law: Southern Mediterranean experts at the 46th annual study session of the International Institute of Human Rights

headline 6-24 July 2015 Strasbourg

Within the frame of the South Programme II, 9 experts from Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia have participated in the 46th annual study session of the International Institute of Human Rights on the theme “Children and international human rights law” organised in Strasbourg from 6 to 24 July...

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Assisting Morocco and Jordan in their efforts to combat corruption: Council of Europe experts visit Rabat and Amman, June 2015

headline June 2015 Rabat, Morocco / Amman, Jordan

4-5 June 2015 - As part of the South Programme II initiatives, and its Anti-Corruption Project (SNAC 2), the CoE undertook an on-site visit to Rabat purposed to assist the Instance Centrale de Prevention de la Corruption (ICPC) in designing a manual on administrative anti-corruption inquiries,...

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Visit of Council of Europe’s experts to the National Data Protection Commission of Morocco (Rabat, 5 June)

5 June 2015 Rabat, Morocco

Council of Europe experts paid a working visit to the National Data Protection Commission of Morocco (CNDP) on 5 June to review the recent draft amendments to the data protection law (Act 09-08). Morocco is the second Council of Europe non-member state that acceded to Convention on data...

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Building stable institutions and societies based on democratic and secular values in the Southern Mediterranean: Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Parliament of Italy hold a joint meeting in Rome

5 june Rome

Four years after the “Arab spring” events, the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly organised jointly with the Parliament of Italy a high-level meeting on 5th of June in Rome centred on “Current political challenges and opportunities in the Mediterranean region”. Organised in cooperation with...

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Study visit of Jordanian delegation to the Swiss Federal Court of Luzern

9 June 2015 Luzern, Switzerland

Within the framework of the South Programme II, the Council of Europe’s European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) has organised a study visit for a Jordanian delegation to the Swiss Federal Court in Luzern on 9 June 2015. The visit, centred on “Judicial scoreboards and reporting...

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