The programme “Protecting human rights, rule of law and democracy through shared standards in the Southern Mediterranean” (South Programme V) is a joint initiative between the European Union and the Council of Europe over the period 2022 – 2025.
Regional interventions address common interests and facilitate knowledge sharing and lessons learned to enhance the protection of human rights and rule of law and to further promote democracy in the Southern Mediterranean through the progressive creation of a common legal space between Europe and the Southern Mediterranean based on Council of Europe standards.
Under the previous four phases of the South Programme, support in building capacities of institutions, authorities, professionals, and civil society organisations at national level was provided and gradually coupled with increased multi-beneficiary interventions at regional level. The fifth phase of the programme builds on lessons learnt, regional dynamics created and strengthened with an aim to capitalise on achieved results and successes to be scaled up towards joint action at regional level.
As an integral part of the South Programme, SNAC 5 continues to support the anti-corruption (AC) and anti-money laundering/combatting financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) measures and competent authorities by providing technical assistance to beneficiary jurisdictions through joint and subregional actions. 
SNAC 5 provides capacity building and awareness raising activities as well as advice and opportunities for exchanges at the regional and subregional level in the following areas: 

  1. Strengthened skills and capacities of competent institutions in anti-corruption and AML/CFT areas; 
  2. Enhanced cooperation between MENA authorities and regional and international counterparts.
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Presentation of the Council of Europe money laundering and terrorist financing risk assessment tools for the MENA region

13 November 2023 Online

On 13 November 2023, the Council of Europe's Economic Crime and Cooperation Division (ECCD) organised an online presentation of the money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/TF) national and sectoral risk assessment methodologies. The presentation brough together representatives of Financial...

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Council of Europe raises awareness on possible abuses of virtual assets for illicit purposes

24-25 October 2023 Strasbourg, France

On 24-25 October 2023, the Council of Europe's Economic Crime and Cooperation Division (ECCD) organised a two-day workshop on “Preventing the abuse of virtual assets – tools and comparative experiences against economic crime” in Strasbourg, France. This inter-regional workshop brought together...

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Establishing an effective whistleblower protection system in the southern Mediterranean

03 - 04 May 2023 Online

The Council of Europe, in close cooperation with the National Authority for Probity, Prevention and Fight against Corruption (INPPLC) of Morocco, organised the online regional workshop “Establishing an effective whistleblower protection system in the Southern Mediterranean” on 3-4 May 2023. The...

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