Presentation of the North-South Centre

 

Logo_FitaThe European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity, more commonly known as the North-South Centre, was established in Lisbon in May 1990 with the purpose of promoting dialogue between North and South, fostering solidarity and raising awareness of global interdependence.

The Centre fulfils a dual political role of representing "the voice of the South" within the Council of Europe and of promoting and transmitting the values of democracy and human rights that are central to the Council of Europe's mission in neighbouring regions.

The objective of the NSC is that civil society, in particular youth and women, is empowered through intercultural dialogue and global education (GE) to play an active role in member States and neighbouring regions.

New mission


Building on the experience, knowledge and network of contacts established over the years, the Centre is an important asset of the Council of Europe and its role has been refocused to contribute to implementation of the Council of Europe's neighbourhood policy.

The Centre's multilateral activities contribute to processes of democratic consolidation in member states and in neighbouring regions, mainly through education to democratic citizenship and intercultural dialogue.

The focus of many of these activities is on strengthening civil society, in particular with regard to youth and women.

The Centre works in close cooperation with the European Union in the framework of a Joint Management Agreement concluded between the NSC and the European Commission to raise awareness of global interdependence and solidarity through global/development education and youth cooperation in Europe and beyond.

A key objective of the activities carried out under this agreement is to strengthen the role of youth and facilitate the development of policies and structures for youth participation, particularly in Europe and Africa.
 

Key documents

 

Programme of activities

 

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Activity reports

 

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Calendar of activities

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Contact us

North-South Centre of the Council of Europe
Rua de Sao Caetano, 32
1200-829 Lisbon, Portugal
Tel. (+351) 21 358 40 30
Fax (+351) 21 358 40 37 / 72
E-mail: nscinfo@coe.int

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