North-South Prize 2018 award ceremony

11/09/2019 Lisbon, Portugal

The Award Ceremony of the XXIV North-South Prize of the Council of Europe will take place next Friday 13 September at the Senate Room of the Assembly of the Portuguese Republic in Lisbon, with the presence of the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. Jaha Mapenzi Dukureh and Damien...

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on the 30th Anniversary of the North South Centre

Navigating beyond and not letting anybody behind

11/09/2019 Strasbourg, France

In his essay In the same boat, Peter Sloterdijk compares the History of Humanity, of human life in society, to that of navigation from that in rafts going down the river of the primitive communities, to the one of all in the same boat of our era of information society globalization. All in the...

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20 years of Youth and Development

11/09/2019 Mollina, Spain

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the University on Youth and Development that since the year 2000 has been a space where different generations of young people and youth stakeholders came together to put forward proposals to develop Global Youth Cooperation while bringing light to the work that...

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Bridging the paradigm: the relation between development and human rights, democracy and the rule of Law. Building together the SDGs

25th Lisbon Forum

11/09/2019 Lisbon, Portugal

On 25-26 November 2019, the Lisbon Forum will focus on the relation between development and human rights, democracy and the rule of Law in the framework of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and 2030 Agenda as a shared roadmap and a social contract based on common objectives. The...

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New version of the Global Education Guidelines

11/09/2019 Lisbon, Portugal

The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe is proud to announce the launching of the new version of the Global Education Guidelines. This version results from a consultation process among the North-South Centre Global Education network coordinators and among other users of the Global...

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Strengthening the Role of Women

11/09/2019 Lisbon, Portugal

The third Regional Workshop for the Empowerment of Women was held in Madrid, Spain, on July 3, 2019 under the theme "Narrowing the gap between rhetoric and practice to protect women and girls from violence". Organised in partnership with Casa Árabe and with the support of the Government of...

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20th edition of the University for Youth and Development (UYD)

Call for Participants: Strengthening Youth Capacities for Peace and Security


The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe is promoting a capacity-building course on democratic participation for youth organisations working on human rights and peacebuilding in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The course will take place in the framework of the 20th University for Peace and...

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Experts from the EuroMed region call on the need for gender-sensitive migration and asylum policies

17/07/2019 Madrid, Spain

The North-South Centre gathered last 3rd of July 2019, in Casa Árabe, Madrid, over 60 experts from both sides of the Mediterranean to discuss the situation of refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls. They highlighted how, while in transit, they face higher risks of violence, trafficking and...

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Third Workshop for the Empowerment of Women

Narrowing the gap between rhetoric & practice to protect women & girls from violence

26/06/2019 Madrd, Spain

Seeking to reinforce the protection of women and girls against violence, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe and Casa Árabe are organising a workshop to tackle the gap between existing solutions and international standards and their effective implementation. 60 participants from civil...

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Executive Committee meets in Strasbourg with the 30th anniversary on the agenda

21/06/2019 Strasbourg, France

The Executive Committee gathered today in Strasbourg with the upcoming celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the North-South Centre as part of the agenda. The Executive Committee approved a Vision Paper, ending a reflection process launched last October, setting the ground for the future of the...

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