Key dates in the History of the North-South Centre
2019 30th anniversary of the North-South Centre
2017 The North-South Centre has 21 member States
2016 The North-South Centre has 19 member States and signs a new joint management agreement with the European Union.
2013 Adoption of the Report on the new Mission of the North-South Centre in the framework of the Council of Europe neighbourhood policy.
2012 Renewal of the Joint Management Agreement with the European Union
2011 Adoption of a new Statutory Resolution for the North-South Centre which entered into force on 1 June 2011.
2010 Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the North-South Centre.
2009 Accession of Morroco and Cape Verde, the first non-European countries to become members of the North-South Centre and 1st African University on Youth and Development (Praia).
First Joint Management Agreement between the European Union and the Council of Europe for the development of Global Education
2007 1st Africa-Europe Youth Summit.
2000 Launching of the University on Youth and Development (Mollina)
1995 Launching of the North-South Prize of the Council of Europe (Lisbon)
1994 1st meeting of the Lisbon Forum “Human Rights in North-South dialogue” Launching of the “Transmed Programme” (Rome).
1993 Existence of the North-South Centre confirmed by Resolution (93)51 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (21 October).
1990 Set up of the North-South Centre in Lisbon.
1989 Adoption on 16 November of the Resolution (89)14 by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe endorsing the creation of the North-South Centre following a proposition by the government of Portugal, with 10 founding countries.
1988 European public campaign on North-South interdependence and solidarity organised by the Council of Europe in cooperation with the European Community. It ended with a European conference of parliamentarians and non-governmental organisations (Madrid, 1-3 June 1988), which issued the Madrid Appeal.
1984 The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe holds a conference, in Lisbon, on the theme: “North-South : Europe’s role” and the “Lisbon Declaration” is adopted (9-11 April).