North-South Centre - European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity


Promoting dialogue and cooperation between Europe,
the South of the Mediterranean and Africa
Building a global citizenship based on
human rights and citizens' responsibilities

 


New Mission for the North-South Centre

Following a reflection regarding the future and the potential of the Centre, the Committee of Ministers entrusted the Centre with a mission in the framework of the Council of Europe neighbourhood policy and in agreement and coordination with the activities developed by other sectors of the Organisation.
In this context, the objective of the North-South Centre is to contribute to democratic processes, mainly through education to global democratic citizenship and intercultural dialogue. The main target is civil society, in particular youth and women.
The Centre continues to implement activities in the framework of the “Joint Management Agreement” signed with the European Commission in November 2008 and renewed until 2015, with the aim to develop a culture of global democratic citizenship. An extension of this programme to neighbouring regions could be considered as from 2014.
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GT-CNS Ad hoc Working Party of the Committee of Ministers on the Future of the European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity (North-South Centre) GT-CNS(2013)4 final
  NEWS (Site updated on 6 August 2014)
The next on-line course Global Education- the Intercultural Dimension will take place from 25 August to 21 September 2014.
You can apply now. Please read carefully the application process on the website.
The deadline for submitting the complete application is 17 August 2014. Only applications that are complete will be considered.
. Application form
. Website of the on-line course

15th anniversary of the University on Youth and Development (UYD)
The UYD will celebrate its 15th anniversary in September 2014. If you have been a participant, trainer and/or volunteer, we count with your contribution to prepare the celebrations. Check the questionnaire and sent it back until August 15th to nsc.youthandglobalisation@coe.int
. Questionnaire

The Global Education Guidelines are now available in Montenegrin language.
. More about the GE Guidelines
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Guidelines

Call for the 3rd Global Education and Youth Training of Trainers
The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe is pleased to open the call for the 3rd Global Education and Youth Training of Trainers. This is the second and last call for participants for the Centre’s activities taking place in the framework of the 15th University on Youth and Development (21-28 September 2014). Application form and recommendation letter should be sent until 30th of July of 2014.
. Call
. Application form
Call for General Rapporteur of the 15th University on Youth and Development
The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe has launched the call for General Rapporteur of the 15th University on Youth and Development (UYD). Young people with previous experience in publications and the Network of Universities on Youth and Global Citizenship are invited to apply. The UYD will take place between 21-28 September 2014 in Mollina, Spain.
. Call
. Application form
The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe condemns killing Salwa Bugaighis
"The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe is outraged by the murder of Salwa Bugaighis, advocate for democracy and women's rights in Libya. "
"The North-South Centre is appalled by the loss of this woman activist and strongly condemns the violence and attacks carried out against human rights. "
. Declaration of Jean-Marie Heydt, Chair of the Executive Committee of the NSC
Call and application form for the 5th Training Course for Youth Leaders of the African Diaspora Living in Europe
This activity is organised in the framework of JMA and in partnership with the African Diaspora Youth Network in Europe. It will take place in the framework of the 15th edition of the University on Youth and Development (21-28- September 2014). The focus for this edition will be project and organisational management.
Deadline for applications: 14 July 2014
. Call
. Application Form
3rd International Conference of the North-South Process for the Empowerment of Women on «The participation of women in political life in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries: Challenges and Opportunities», on 17-18 June 2014 in Rabat (Morocco)
This conference is co-organised by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe and the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in partnership with the Parliamentary Assembly and the Equality Division of the Council of Europe.
. Concept note
. Conclusions
2013 North-South Prize - Award Ceremony on 12 June 2014 in Lisbon
The  Award Ceremony of the 2013 North-Suth Prize was held on 12 June at 11 this morning in Lisbon. The Prize was presented by the President of the Portuguese Republic, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, to His Highness the Aga Khan, Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and Suzanne Jabbour, human rights activist, in presence of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and the Chair of the Executive Committee of the North-South Centre.
Speeches
His Highness the Aga Khan
Suzanne Jabbour
President of the Portuguese Republic
Secretary General of the Council of Europe
Chair of the Executive Committee

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Visit of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, on 11 June in Lisbon
On the occasion of the Award Ceremony of the 2013 North-South Prize 2013, in which the Secretary General of the Council of Europe will participate, a visit to the premises of the North-South Centre was organised. The Secretary general had also the opportunity to meet the team.
2nd edition of the Mediterranean University on Youth and Global Citizenship (MedUni), 2-9 June in Hammamet
The 2nd Mediterranean University on Youth and Global Citizenship was held from 2-9 June 2014 in Hammamet, Tunisia. This second edition, organised by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe in co-operation with the National Youth Observatory of Tunisia and in partnership with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe, the EU-CoE youth partnership, the League of Arab States, the European Youth Forum and other youth organisations, focused on “Youth Opportunities” to promote youth work and youth participation in democratic processes. This event counted with the presence of 126 participants originating from 23 different countries from the Mediterranean Region and from CoE Member-States. We thank all the participants and guests for their contribution in making this event an outstanding experience for all.
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Call for candidates for the 2014 North-South Prize - NEW DEADLINE
The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe has launched the call for nominations for the North-South Prize 2014. All suggestions for candidates are welcomed. Before submiting your suggestion please consult the information note on the North-South Prize. The deadline is 7 September 2014 and send your suggestions to: nsc_prize@coe.int
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. Last Seed Funding Publication (2013)
. Global Education and Youth Training of Trainers
. Newsletter for the second Trimester 2014
. North South Centre brochure (2011)
. Calendar of activity 2014
. 2012 Seed Funding Publication

 Council of Europe News

Istanbul Convention
San Marino became the 23rd member state of the Council of Europe to sign the Istanbul Convention. Ambassador Barbara Para, Permanent Representative of San Marino to the Council of Europe, signed the Convention in the presence of the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe.
Andorra became the 10th member state to ratify the Istanbul Convention, triggering the entry into force on 1 August 2014. This ratification marks a new era in the promotion and protection of women’s human rights in Europe and beyond! The first European treaty on violence against women and domestic violence, the Convention closes the gap in the protection of fundamental human rights of women by requiring states parties to prevent violence, protect its victims, prosecute the perpetrators, and to co-ordinate any such measures through comprehensive policies.

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  Useful documents
 

. REPORT of the 1st Mediterranean University on Youth and Global Citizenship (1 -8 July 2013), 3 July 2013, Hammamet, Tunisia on Civil society actors in democratic transformations: Sharing the experience of Central and Eastern European NGOs, organised by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe in co-operation with the Italian National Youth Forum (FNG)


. Report of the Round table “New Media and Youth Participation” Organised by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe in co-ordination with the EU-CoE youth partnership, 1st Mediterranean University on Youth and Global Citizenship (1 -8 July 2013), 2 July 2013, Hammamet, Tunisia


Key Findings and Recommendations from the Country Reports on Global Education - 2011
Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia

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