Towards strengthened democratic governance in the Southern Mediterranean: South Programme newsletter highlights latest activities

July 27, 2016
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The EU-Council of Europe (CoE) joint programme “Towards Strengthened Democratic Governance in the Southern Mediterranean” (South Programme II) has published the fourth edition of its newsletter highlighting events and activities implemented under the programme.
The publication leads with an editorial on a workshop dedicated to the “Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights and other international systems for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms”, organised under the “Programme of Advanced Training in the field of Human rights, the rule of law and democracy for Southern Mediterranean” (PATHS), implemented in the framework of the SOUTH II programme.
The newsletter also features articles describing programme activities in three thematic areas: protecting and promoting human rights, promoting the rule of law, and sustaining 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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South programme II newsletter 4
South programme II website
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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia
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