EU-Council of Europe programme takes stock of cooperation with Morocco and Tunisia

December 4, 2015
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The joint EU-Council of Europe South Programme II has taken stock of its cooperation with Morocco and Tunisia, at steering committee meetings held last week in Tunis and Rabat, with partners discussing the achievements of the first year of implementation of the joint initiative and looking ahead to next year.
The creation of a common legal space between Europe and Morocco and Tunisia were central to the agenda of the meetings, including the development and effective implementation of new laws inspired by European standards, the establishment of institutions of human rights and new governance structures, the independence and efficiency of justice, the fight against corruption and money laundering, and the promotion of human rights, rule of law and democracy.
The EU-CoE Joint Programme “Towards strengthened democratic governance in the South Mediterranean” – South Programme II, 2015-2017 – funded with a budget of €7.4 million – aims to contribute to the reinforcement of democratic governance in the Southern Mediterranean region by supporting the development of new constitutional and legal frameworks; contributing to the creation and expansion of a common legal space between Europe and the Southern Mediterranean and fostering regional co-operation in the field of human rights, Rule of law and democracy.
Co-operation activities under the South Programme are primarily directed to Morocco, Tunisia and Jordan and open to other countries from the Southern Mediterranean, through regional activities or targeted bilateral activities. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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Countries covered:

  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
Human Rights