North-South Centre

The European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity of the Council of Europe – more commonly known as the “North-South Centre”  – was set up in Lisbon with the purpose to spread the universal values upheld by the Council of Europe  – human rights, democracy and the rule of law - beyond the European continent.

Message from the Chair of the Executive Committee of the North-South Centre

For five years I have had the honour and responsibility to chair our Executive committee, and on the occasion of the change of Presidency, I wish to express to all members all the pleasure I have had in fulfilling this mission. More


Message from the Executive Director of the North-South Centre

2017 was a good year for the North-South Centre. We had the accessions of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Algeria to our Enlarged Partial Agreement. We have continued to work with other States to bring them into the North-South Centre family. More


San Marino recalls its accession to the North-South Centre

In memoriam of Ambassador Guido Bellati Ceccoli, Permanent Representative of the Republic of San Marino to the Council of Europe, whom we sadly lost last year, the North-South Centre honours his memory by sharing once again the article he published in the June 2017 edition of this newsletter. More

Global Education

Global Education at the North-South Centre: a promising agenda for the year ahead

The Global Education programme of the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe is embarking on a promising agenda for 2018, building on the successful outcomes of the activities developed in the previous year in the field of advocacy, capacity-building and networking. More

North-South Centre online courses on Global Education

After the successful running of the online courses Global Education: The Human Rights Dimension since 2009, Global Education: Intercultural Dimension since 2012, and Global Education: the Citizenship Dimension since 2015, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe is glad to carry on its eLearning scheme in collaboration with The Network University. More


Youth Cooperation

Working with and for the youth on issues of peace and development

Building confidence and promoting a structured dialogue among all youth stakeholders in Europe and beyond will be at the core of the Youth Cooperation Programme of the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe in 2018.  More


Media Literacy – new investments in Global Education and resilient generations

Starting in November 2017, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe joined the global movement to enhance media literacy efforts and established its own Media Literacy Task Force for Global Education Development. More


Empowerment of Women

The North-South Process for the Empowerment of Women: from awareness to action

The year 2018 marks the beginning of a new phase for the North-South Process for the Empowerment of Women (NSPEW) at the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe. While the former cycle contributed to reinforcing the mutual agreement and raised awareness of the need to improve and protect women’s rights in the Euro-Mediterranean region, as from 2018, the North-South Centre will count on different partners and stakeholders to respond to a major concern: how to move from awareness to action? More

CIDDEF: building bridges between civil society and public institutions since 2002

CIDDEF is an information and documentation centre on children and women’s rights created the 9th May 2002 in Algeria. This space became the focal point for human rights activists as well as for professionals (students and researchers) on children and women’s issues. Since 2015, it was integrated into the Foundation for Equality. The organisation has a database of more than 6’000 documents on feminine condition and children’s rights available on CIDDEF website. To achieve its objectives, namely, to inform, popularise and raise awareness, study-sessions are organised and psychological and juridical service support was set up. More

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