In the framework of the EU-funded South Programme III, the Council of Europe has organised a regional workshop which aimed to promote a strategic approach to cooperation between anti-corruption agencies, civil society and the media.
After gathering input from southern Mediterranean and European anti-corruption authorities through the Network of Corruption Prevention Agencies (NCPA), the activity brought together its main beneficiaries, namely the Moroccan, Jordanian, Palestinian and Tunisian anti-corruption authorities, with their European counterparts, as well as representatives of media organisations and anti-corruption NGOs, with a view to develop a common vision for effective cooperation with these two essential non-state sectors.
The participants’ reflections on current practices and challenges fed into the development of two Model Strategies for Cooperation, respectively with the Civil Society and the Media, which will serve as valuable tools for anti-corruption agencies of the MENA region and beyond.
The South Programme III (2018-2020) aims to ensure the sustainability of earlier results by contributing to reinforcing human rights, the rule of law and democracy in the Southern Mediterranean region in accordance with European and other international standards based on a demand-driven approach. The programme holds as its main focus the combating of all forms of violence against women. The programme has a budget of €3334000 funded 90% by the European Union and 10% by the Council of Europe as the organisation in charge of the implementation.