New CoE – EU Programme
The second edition of the South Programme, entitled “Towards strengthened democratic governance in the South Mediterranean” was launched on 10 April 2015 in the CoE premises in Strasbourg. The event gathered around 100 high level representatives from the two shores of the Mediterranean. The participants were presented the work plan of the second edition of the South Programme and exchanged on the way the programme could help partner countries respond adequately to the numerous challenges in the field of democratic governance. To achieve its objectives, the three year, EUR 7.4 Million EU-CoE joint programme will continue working hand in hand with national authorities and civil society, offering targeted legislative expertise on demand to accompany the efforts of Southern Mediterranean partners in the process of building new constitutional and legal frameworks and approximating their legislation with European and other international standards through accession to specific Council of Europe conventions.