First meeting of the network of journalists for the rule of law and human rights.

07/02/2024 Lisbon

Today and tomorrow mark the first meeting of the "Agir ensemble (Act Together): Journalists for the rule of law and human rights" initiative, which brings together a network of women journalists to strengthen communication on the standards and values promoted by the Council of Europe in the MENA...

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On International Day of Education, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe emphasises the significance of Global Education for Peace.

24/01/2024 Lisbon

“Learning for Lasting Peace” is the theme of this year’s International Day of Education. Global Education serves as the cornerstone for nurturing the principles of solidarity, understanding, and cooperation among individuals and communities. Teachers and educators play a crucial role in...

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The 2023 North-South Prize of the Council of Europe rewards two outstanding players in human rights.

16/01/2024 Lisbon

The North-South Prize of the Council of Europe is awarded to Ms. Amina Bouayach and to the Global Campus of Human Rights for their notable contributions to the defense and promotion of human rights. Ms. Amina Bouayach was selected for her work in advancing human rights, gender equality and the...

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Launch of the Arab Plan for Human Rights Education with Global Education perspectives.

19/12/2023 Lisbon

The Arab Plan for Human Rights Education, launched in Tangier, Morocco, on 5 and 6 December 2023, aims to strengthen the contribution of member states of the League of Arab States to the ongoing efforts in the field of human rights education. It also seeks to strengthen the promotion of a culture...

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The Training Course on Global Education and Media will welcome 40 participants. Apply to be one of them!

15/12/2023 Lisbon

The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe launches a Tutored Online Training Course on Global Education and Media, to take place from 29 January to 25 February 2024. Part of the iLegend III project, the training course aims at providing participants with new skills and competences on Global...

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Global Education Week 2023 launches today with theme "Peace for the Planet, A Planet of Peace".

13/11/2023 Lisbon

The Global Education Week launches a week-long mobilisation in Europe and beyond under the theme "Peace for the Planet, A Planet of Peace". The launch of this campaign is set to ignite discussions and activities emphasising the pivotal role Global Education plays in building a peaceful and...

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Rule of Law Youth Network (RoLYN) seeks Youth Representatives to Combat Corruption and Protect the Environment

08/11/2023 Lisbon

In a context of raising threats to the rule of law and democratic backsliding, where, at the same time, environmental degradation demands urgent action respectful of human rights, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe (NSC) and the joint European Union/Council of Europe South Programme...

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The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe at the World Forum for Democracy.

06/11/2023 Lisbon

The 11th World Forum for Democracy revolves around the pertinent theme: "Democracy = Peace?" Over the course of three days starting today, more than 150 decision-makers and activists will discuss solutions to crucial challenges faced by democracies worldwide. A significant part of the programme,...

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Award Ceremony of the North-South Prize of the Council of Europe to take place on 14 December 2023.

31/10/2023 Lisbon

The 2022 North-South Prize of the Council of Europe award ceremony is scheduled to occur in Lisbon at the Assembleia da República of Portugal on 14 December at noon (Lisbon time). The Prize will be awarded to two entities: The Association of Ukrainian Cities and The Intergovernmental Panel on...

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The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe's contribution to the ongoing Conference of Ministers of Education.

28/09/2023 Strasbourg

The North-South Centre participates in the 26th session of the Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education “The Transformative Power of Education: Universal Values and Civic Renewal”, on 28 and 29 September 2023 in Strasbourg, France. The main themes are the renewal of...

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Southern Mediterranean Event Aims to Foster Fair Criminal Proceedings and Collaboration

Regional Simulation in Spain Targets Victim-Centered Approach in Human Trafficking Cases.

28/09/2023 Lisbon

In a significant development in the global fight against human trafficking, the second regional simulation on the referral of victims of human trafficking in the Southern Mediterranean is happening this week from 24 to 29 September 2023, at the Antonio Machado Campus in Baeza, Spain. This event,...

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The International Day of Peace through the lens of the University on Youth and Development.

21/09/2023 Mollina, Spain

As part of the iLEGEND III project, 237 participants representing 70 nationalities are currently actively engaged in the University on Youth and Development taking place in Mollina (Spain), from 18 to 23 September, under the theme "Young People, Peace, and Climate Change." The Network on Youth...

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The Lisbon Forum 2023 highlights the central role of young people in advocating for human rights, addressing environmental challenges, and preventing economic crime.

13/09/2023 Lisbon

Building on the Council of Europe’s priorities established at the Reykjavik Summit in May 2023, the 29th edition of the Lisbon Forum on “Human Rights, Environment and Economic Crimes: Youth at the forefront” will explore the intricate connections between economic crimes, corruption, and...

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The Global Education Week 2023 explores the theme "Peace for the Planet, A Planet of Peace".

17/07/2023 Lisbon

Over 300 000 participants yearly join in the iLEGEND’s Global Education Week, taking place the third week of November and involving thousands of activities around Global Citizenship Education, SDGs and everyone’s co-responsibility to achieve them. The Global Education Week is organised by the...

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Meet the partnership of the 22nd edition of the University on Youth and Development.

14/07/2023 Lisbon

Eight youth organisations will join the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe in the 22nd edition of the University on Youth and Development (UYD) to take place in Mollina (Spain) from 17 to 24 September 2023. The partnership just kicked off the preparations with a preliminary meeting last...

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Applications are now open for the online course on Global Education and Intercultural/Interfaith Dialogue.

14/06/2023 Lisbon

The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe launches a Tutored Online Training Course on Global Education and Intercultural/Interfaith Dialogue, to take place from the 18th of September to the 15th of October 2023. Part of the iLEGEND III project, the training course aims at providing...

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Call for nominations for the 2023 North-South Prize of the Council of Europe.

07/06/2023 Lisbon

The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe announces the opening of the call for nominations for the 29th North-South Prize of the Council of Europe. The call allows to identify activists, personalities or organisations that have distinguished themselves by their exceptional commitment to...

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Call for activities to integrate the Programme of the University on Youth and Development 2023.

02/06/2023 Lisbon

The University on Youth and Development (UYD) will take place from 17 to 24 September 2023 in Mollina (Spain) on the theme: Young People, Peace and Climate change. Activity proposals are open for submission to the North-South Centre secretariat until 20 June 2023. The UYD is an international...

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The 2022 North-South Prize of the Council of Europe awarded to the Association of Ukrainian Cities and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

31/05/2023 Lisbon

The Jury of the North-South Prize of the Council of Europe has decided to award the Association of Ukrainian Cities and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change with the 2022 North-South Prize of the Council of Europe. The Association of Ukrainian Cities was selected in recognition of its...

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Thematic seminar on reinforcing the competences of education practitioners to manage intercultural and interfaith dialogue takes place today.

18/05/2023 Lisbon

The iLEGEND III seminar “Reinforcing competences of education practitioners to manage intercultural and interfaith dialogue” provides a space for fifty participants from over thirty countries to analyse and discuss the latest developments shaping intercultural and interreligious dialogue in the...

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The Global Education Network meets in Lisbon.

16/05/2023 Lisbon

Today and tomorrow, the Global Education Network of the North South Centre of the Council of Europe meets at the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth, (IPDJ). It is the first annual meeting of the Global Education Network under the ILEGEND third cycle. An important gathering for thirty of its...

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Call for communication service providers in the field of Global Education!

05/04/2023 Lisbon

The Council of Europe and the European Union are currently implementing the iLEGEND III project, Intercultural Learning Exchange through Global Education, Networking and Dialogue, until December 2026. In this context, a call for tender for the provision of communication services is open to...

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A Euro-Med Civil Society Lab to support youth participation in democratic reforms in the Southern Mediterranean.

15/03/2023 Lisbon

At the occasion of the Launching Event of the fifth phase of the South Programme : "Protecting human rights, rule of law and democracy through shared standards in the Southern Mediterranean", taking place in Lisbon, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe gathers a group of fourteen...

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The protection of all women is a priority.

08/03/2023 Lisbon

On International Women's Day, it is important to reaffirm our shared commitment to combating gender-based power inequalities, which underlie violence against women worldwide. We must ensure that women are protected from all forms of violence, exploitation, and abuse. The Council of Europe's...

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Spain makes a voluntary contribution to the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe.

19/01/2023 Lisbon

The Government of Spain has made a voluntary contribution of €30,000 to support the project “PEACE YP: Promoting Euro-Africa Cooperation to Enhance Youth Participation for Peace” and another one of €20,000 to contribute to the project “All informed-All concerned: Promoting diversity and...

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The Training Course on Global Education and Media will welcome 30 participants. Apply to be one of them!

18/01/2023 Lisbon

Part of the iLegend III project, the training course aims at providing participants with new skills and competences on Global Education, Media Literacy and Digital Citizen Education. It targets education practitioners in the formal and non-formal sector, media professionals and state and...

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The Council of Europe and the European Union renew their joint commitment to strengthening the principles and methodologies of Global Education.

20/12/2022 Lisbon

Implemented by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, and building on previous editions of the project, iLEGEND III is co-funded by the Council of Europe and the European Union in the framework of the Development Education and Awareness-Raising Programme (DEAR). This new project aims to...

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Malta makes a voluntary contribution to the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe.

14/12/2022 Lisbon

The Government of Malta has made a voluntary contribution of €30 000 to support the project “PEACE YP: Promoting Euro-Africa Cooperation to Enhance Youth Participation for Peace”, which is implemented by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe part of the Youth Cooperation Programme. The...

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This year's Lisbon Forum is dedicated to the current state of international cooperation, and brings together voices for peace, cooperation and solidarity.

06/12/2022 Lisbon

On 13 December 2022, experts, activists and decision-makers will meet for the 28th edition of the Lisbon Forum to discuss the state of play of international co-operation. It will be an opportunity to assess the impact of the different crises such as the war in Ukraine, and the new geopolitical...

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Launch of the Global Education Week 2022 : large mobilisation across Europe and beyond to promote solidarity and fairness through education.

14/11/2022 Lisbon

From 14 to 20 November practitioners and citizens are organising and attending thousands of activities online and onsite with a common goal: raising awareness for a more sustainable and equitable World. The Global Education Week (GEW) is an annual Worldwide awareness raising initiative unfolding...

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The African University on Youth and Development 2022 will take place in Mindelo, Cabo Verde, from 22 to 25 November.

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The African University on Youth and Development (AUYD) will take place in the fourth week of November, gathering over 100 youth workers, youth leaders, decision makers, field experts, and institutional representatives in Cape Verde. Since its creation in 2009, the African University on Youth and...

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The Secretary General of the Council of Europe visits the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe.

17/10/2022 Lisbon

On the occasion of an official visit to Portugal and her participation in the North-South Prize of the Council of Europe Award Ceremony, Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić, visited today for the first time in her mandate the North-South Centre's premises. Her visit took place following the...

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Youth Initiatives 2022: Global Education promoted through seven projects developed by youth multipliers.

10/10/2022 Lisbon

In the framework of the project “iLEGEND II: Intercultural Learning Exchange through Global Education, Networking and Dialogue (2019-2022)”, Joint programme of the European Union and the Council of Europe for the promotion of Global Education/Global Development Education (GE/GDE), seven Follow-up...

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Global Education Week 2022: let’s take action in November to promote solidarity and fairness through education.

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The Global Education Week is back! The 2022 edition will take place from 14 to 20 November, and will be an opportunity to support and promote Global Education, as a call and a tool for dialogue and peace to present and future generations. The Global Education Week is a world-wide awareness...

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Award Ceremony of the North-South Prize of the Council of Europe to take place on 18 October 2022.

26/09/2022 Lisbon

The 2021 North-South Prize of the Council of Europe award ceremony will take place in Lisbon at the Assembleia da República of Portugal, October 18th, 12.00 UTC+1 and will be webcasted on the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe website. The Prize will be awarded to the Covax Mechanism,...

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The University on Youth and Development will take place in Spain next week.

headline 06/09/2022 Lisbon

The University on Youth and Development (UYD) will resume this September, gathering in Mollina (Spain) more than 230 youth workers, youth leaders, decision makers, experts from the field and institutional representatives. Since the year 2000, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe...

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Deadline: 30 September 2022

Call for partners to integrate the programme of the African University on Youth and Development 2022

29 August 2022

Following a hiatus of a few years, the African University on Youth and Development will resume next November, relaunching the North-South Centre’s activities in the area of Africa-Europe Youth Cooperation. It was the year 2007 when the NSC co-organised in Lisbon the first ever Africa-Europe...

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On International Youth Day, we celebrate young people's commitment to the future with the new media literacy toolkit!

12/08/2022 Lisbon

After a collective reflection on Information and Communication Technologies, media, digitalisation and Global Education, involving the members of the Media Literacy Task Force for Global Education, and in the framework of the iLegend project, the Media Literacy for Global Education Toolkit for...

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The 2022 Women Empowerment conference for the protection of girls.

27/07/2022 Lisbon

On Thursday 29 June, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe welcomed experts from civil society, governments, and international organisations in Lisbon, to discuss protection challenges and opportunities for cooperation around the issue of violence against girls in the Euro-Mediterranean...

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North-South Centre of the Council of Europe’s Executive Committee new mandates.

22/06/2022 Lisbon

Last Friday, on its 27th meeting, the Executive Committee of the North-South Centre elected by consensus its new Chair, Vice-Chair, and members of the Bureau for the next two years. The Permanent Representative of Malta to the Council of Europe, H.E. Ambassador Lorenzo Vella, is the new Chair of...

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Participate online in the next Women's Empowerment Programme conference and mobilise for the protection of girls.

headline 27/05/2022 Lisbon

Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are subjected to practices that harm them physically and psychologically. The lack of legal provisions regarding the minimum age of marriage, the critical rise of violence against girls in humanitarian settings, and the lack of public...

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Online registration is now open for the Pan European Congress on Global Education!

27/04/2022 Lisbon

For more than 20 years, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe advocates for Global Education and Citizenship through intercultural and peer-to-peer learning approaches, providing competences for moving towards peaceful and sustainable societies. In the current global context, where...

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The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe launches its first podcast series and pursue the discussion on intercultural dialogue in the infodemic era!

20/04/2022 Lisbon

At the last Lisbon Forum, five hundred participants from eighty-five countries explored the role of intercultural dialogue in countering misinformation, disinformation and hate speech. As stressed at the time by the director of the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, Ambassador Afonso...

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Call for activities to integrate the Programme of the University on Youth and Development 2022.

07/04/2021 Lisbon

After two years of interruption, the University on Youth and Development (UYD) will resume from 11 to 18 September 2022 in Mollina (Spain). The UYD is an international youth event organised by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, where a number of youth-led and youth-oriented...

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Call for Nominations for the 2022 North-South Prize of the Council of Europe.

Lisbon 16/03/2022

We are pleased to invite you to propose nominations for the 2022 North-South Prize of the Council of Europe. The candidates (activists, personalities or organisations) must have distinguished themselves in the following areas: protection of human rights, defence of pluralist democracy, ...

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Interested in organising a project to promote Global Education among youth? Apply for a grant to support its implementation!

15/03/2022 Lisbon

Part of the project iLEGEND II, The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe launches a call for proposals to support the implementation of Follow-up Youth Initiatives to be carried out by participants of the online/residential training courses on Global Education(GE)/Global Development...

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On 8th March, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe continues to pursue its commitment for equality and launches a new campaign on intersectionality.

headline 08/03/2020 Lisbon

Achieving gender equality has been a policy and development goal in the global agenda for decades. Although progress has undeniably been made, important challenges remain. During the last two years, as part of its project “Promoting Diversity and Equality” the North-South Centre of the Council of...

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Supporting protection services for women victims of violence in Algeria.

07/03/2022 Lisbon

Focus on the project of the Algerian association Djazaïrouna aimed at strengthening the intervention capacities of institutional and civil society actors for better assistance of women victims of violence. In the framework of the Programme "Regional Support for the Consolidation of Human...

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The Training Course on Global Education and Media will welcome 30 participants. Apply to be one of them!

02/03/2022 Lisbon

The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe launches a Tutored Online Training Course on Global Education and Media, to take place from the 18 of April to the 13 of May 2022. Part of the iLegend II project, the training course aims to provide new skills and competences on Global Education,...

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Voluntary contribution of Portugal to the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe.

27/01/2022 Lisbon

The voluntary contribution of 150 000 euros was signed today by H.E. Professor Augusto Santos Silva, Minister of State and Foreign Affairs of the Portuguese Republic, at the premises of the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe. This contribution will support two projects starting this year...

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