"If we are to guarantee peace and stability, citizens, communities and countries must interact and co-operate on the basis of shared values, shared standards and common ground"

16/10/2017

I am very grateful to the Executive Director for the opportunity to introduce myself, and to share some early thoughts on the role of and contribution made by the North South Centre. My engagement with the Centre has seen three phases. Firstly, in my previous role, as Permanent Representative of...

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Workshop

Strengthening capacities of women organisations

16/10/2017

Next 25 October, the North-South Centre is organising a workshop on “strengthening capacities of women organisations” in Amman, Jordan. The workshop will bring together expertise on women´s rights and gender equality and encourage exchanges of best practices from different countries of the...

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Exchange of views at the 37th meeting of the Joint Council on Youth of the Council of Europe

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On 17th October the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe takes part in an exchange of views in Strasbourg with the representatives of the Joint Council on Youth. The meeting brings together representatives of ministries or bodies responsible for youth matters from the 50 States parties to...

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18th University on Youth and Development: “Developing Global Identities”

16/10/2017

An annual event since the year 2000, this year’s edition of the University on Youth and Development gathered a total of 230 participants from civil society organisations, national governments and local and regional authorities coming from almost 58 different nationalities to exchange ideas and...

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SLOGA, Slovene platform of NGOs for development, global education and humanitarian aid

Turbulent times have shown the importance of global education

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"My World Depends on Us" is the theme of the 2017 Global Education Week (GEW), an annual event, which takes place in schools and education institutions across Europe. GEW 2017 focuses on Agenda 2030 for sustainable development. On September 25, 2015, 193 countries of the United Nations have...

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Contributing to reinforce peace and prosperity in the Mediterranean space

15/10/2017

In 1989, more than a decade after Spain’s accession, also in the month of November, the North-South Centre was created with the purpose of spreading these values beyond the European continent. The means chosen to achieve this purpose was fostering solidarity and raising awareness of global...

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North-south: a present with a past and a future

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The answer is simple. These, like dozens of other prominent personalities from the international scene, to the North and South, men and women, were awarded since 1995 with the North-South Prize for their actions on behalf of human rights, pluralist democracy, solidarity and interdependency...

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"The North-South Centre contributes to the improvement of North-South relationships and mutual understanding at several levels but above all that of civil society"

15/10/2017

The creation of the North-South Centre, in 1989, with the purpose of spreading the values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law beyond the European continent, constituted a major achievement of the Council of Europe. Since 1995, Greece has been actively participating in the North-South...

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Joint declaration of the University on Youth and Development recognises diversity

25/09/2017

Over 200 young people from different nationalities, gathered in Mollina for the 18th edition of the University on Youth and Development, issued a a joint declaration. The final statement recognises diversity as a key to develop global identities and reinforces the Network of Universities on Youth...

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Youth Participation and Policy Making Perspectives at Local and National Levels

22/09/2017

The activities at the 18th annual University on Youth and Development (UYD) facilitated by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe reach out to national and local communities via the various organisations’ seminar sessions. These workshops share the experiences and expertise of over 230...

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