Who we are

Who we are

Rooted in civil society, EuroMed Rights seeks to develop and strengthen partnerships between NGOs in the EuroMed region, advocate for human rights values and develop capacities in this regard.

Following the launch of the Barcelona Process in 1995, a group of human rights activists from both sides of the Mediterranean believed that they could make a positive impact on the human rights situation by creating a civil society network, linking up the Barcelona Process to Human Rights NGOs operating in the region.

In December 1997, a constitutive assembly established EuroMed Rights as genuine north-south network. The first Executive Committee composed of members from north and south Mediterranean  countries, in equal measure, adopted EuroMed Rights first statutes and action plan.

In 2000, a new action plan was adopted and the Network multiplied its activities . 2004 saw the establishment of the Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights (EMHRF) which was set up to assist human rights defenders with flexible, small-scale grants. It also saw the adoption of Gender Mainstreaming as a comprehensive strategy to advance gender equality, to be implemented in all EuroMed Rights structures and activities. Since then, EuroMed Rights has regularly conducted gender audits (gender audit 2008gender audit 2012 and gender audit 2015).

Following the “Arab uprisings” in 2011, a new strategic plan was adopted, including a Policy Paper on Gender Equality highlighting the issue of gender equality in the global fight for human rights and to promote the adoption of measures supporting women’s rights and gender equality.

The General Assembly elected Michel Tubiana, Honorary President of the French Human Rights League as its new president. EuroMed Rights was one of the first international organisations to officially establish an office in Tunisia following the ousting of Ben Ali. Now a Maghreb Office, the ambition is to assist members and emerging civil society develop their work in a new Tunisia and elswhere in the Maghreb. Thus, EuroMed Rights has become a key partner for civil society capacity building across the country, facilitating dialogue between local civil society, government institutions. Having established its credibility on both sides of the Mediterranean, EuroMed Rights is now widely recognised as a key organisation for civil society and decision-makers alike.

How we work?

Networking, dialogue, advocacy, capacity building and monitoring are the key work methods of the Network. EuroMed Rights creates effective ways to support its members, human rights and civil society organisations in times of rapid change.

Dialogue and Networking

EuroMed Rights believes that enabling people to meet and share knowledge strengthens their abilities to act and therefore helps promote and protect human rights. An emphasis on continuous networking and communication facilitates the transfer of knowledge between members and encourages the development of common positions, new partnerships and initiatives. Indeed, a real strength of EuroMed Rights is its ability to bring human rights defenders from all corners of the Euro-Med region - the Maghreb, the Mashrek and Europe - together. 

Capacity building

EuroMed Rights regularly organises trainings on a number of important issues. These include EU-level advocacy, international conventions and treaty bodies, gender mainstreaming, migration and refugee legislation.

Advocacy

Advocacy is the method by which EuroMed Rights ensures that its members’ policies and recommendations ‘feed into’ the policies and practices of the EU institutions, EU member states and South and East Mediterranean partners. EuroMed Rights also supports its members in their own advocacy work at the national and regional levels.

EuroMed Rights is also developping its activities within the UN human rights system to strengthen its members’ work at national level or influencing EU and EU member states relations with their Mediterranean partners.

Gender mainstreaming 

Part of EuroMed Rights strategy is to promote greater gender equality. EuroMed Rights seeks to include a systematic gender dimension (“gender mainstreaming”) in all its activities.

Partnerships

Building partnerships is important, as it contributes to supporting efficient networks, platforms and alliances of civil society groups in the Euro-Mediterranean region. As such, EuroMed Rights works closely in partnership with many international NGOs, such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, FIDH, and the OMCT. EuroMed Rights also links up to social forums, political and religious groups in the region whenever relevant.

 

How we work

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Trials of Spring projection at One World Festival

On 22 April, the movie Trials of Spring was projected at the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU in cooperation with EuroMed Rights as part of the One World Festival 2016.

The projection was followed by a debate on the situation of women in Egypt and other Mediterranean countries. The panel included Nawla Darwiche, New Woman Fondation, Egypt and Kholoud Saber Barakat, formerly AFTE, and was moderated by Hayet Zeghiche, EuroMed Rights Communication Director.

 

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Deaths at Sea: ‘No more excuses’!

Amid public shock and anger at the tragic death of more than 900 people including refugees fleeing war and persecution in Syria, Eritrea, Somalia and Libya, the EU Council held an ”emergency” summit on April 23rd. Following a moment of silence to mourn these preventable deaths, EU leaders went back to business as usual.

We deeply regret that our recommendations were not addressed in the Council’s conclusions which fall short, both politically and morally. It seems that comments made by Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy that 'with this latest tragedy… we have no more excuses, the EU has no more excuses, the member states have no more excuses” have fallen on deaf ears.

As is the case for most civil society organisations throughout the region, the EMHRN, cannot stand cross-armed in face of such shocking contradiction. We firmly intend to keep reminding EU decision-makers not to pay lip service to migration challenges but seek to address them, for the sake of those men, women and children still facing the same fate in the Mediterranean.

TAKE ACTION!

Please help us make a difference... We invite you to write to EU Heads of State/Government, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Ministers of the Interior.

 

Dear (Name/Function),

I write to you to express my deep concerns about the fact the extraordinary European Summit of 23 April adopted Council’s conclusions that fall far short - both politically and morally - of the humanitarian challenges posed by the repetitive tragedies in the Mediterranean sea. In the face of such tragedies, the EU should reinforce existing search-and-rescue mechanisms across all the Mediterranean to save more lives, rather than tightening border controls.

I’m shocked by the death toll at sea, which has risen to 1,800 this year alone. By framing a humanitarian pressing issue in security terms and refusing to offer legal safe channels to migrants and refugees, the EU evades its responsibility toward its plagued neighbours and woefully leaves men, women and children perish in the sea.

At domestic and European level, I exhort you to:

  1. Urgently prioritise search and rescue tasks over surveillance, and provide both financial and technical support to competent Search and Rescue (SAR) mechanisms and not to Frontex;
  2. Open legal and secure channels to all migrants, and ensure that refugees have access to the European territory where their individual situation can be assessed;
  3. Urgently activate the 2001 Directive on Temporary Protection, and address resettlement needs of refugees massively fleeing conflicts in the Middle East, particularly victims of the conflict in Syria, and in sub-Saharan Africa;
  4. Stop conditioning access to mobility to the EU for non-EU nationals upon the signature of readmission agreements by their country of origin, and stop using external cooperation as a means to reinforce border controls.

Yours sincerely,

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Rooted in civil society, EuroMed Rights seeks to develop and strengthen partnerships between NGOs in the EuroMed region, advocate for human rights values and develop capacities in this regard.

Following the launch of the Barcelona Process in 1995, a group of human rights activists from both sides of the Mediterranean believed that they could make a positive impact on the human rights situation by creating a civil society network, linking up the Barcelona Process to Human Rights NGOs operating in the region.

In December 1997, a constitutive assembly established EuroMed Rights as genuine north-south network. The first Executive Committee composed of members from north and south Mediterranean  countries, in equal measure, adopted EuroMed Rights first statutes and action plan.

In 2000, a new action plan was adopted and the Network multiplied its activities . 2004 saw the establishment of the Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights (EMHRF) which was set up to assist human rights defenders with flexible, small-scale grants. It also saw the adoption of Gender Mainstreaming as a comprehensive strategy to advance gender equality, to be implemented in all EuroMed Rights structures and activities. Since then, EuroMed Rights has regularly conducted gender audits.

Following the “Arab uprisings” in 2011, a new strategic plan was adopted, including a policy paper on Gender Equality highlighting the issue of gender equality in the global fight for human rights and to promote the adoption of measures supporting  women’s rights and gender equality. The General Assembly elected Michel Tubiana, Honorary President of the French Human Rights League as its new president. EuroMed Rights was one of the first international organisations to officially establish an office in Tunisia following the ousting of Ben Ali. The Tunisia Mission’s ambition is to assist its members and emerging civil society develop their work in a new Tunisia. Thus, EuroMed Rights has become a key partner for civil society capacity building across the country, facilitating dialogue between local civil society, government institutions. Having established its credibility on both sides of the Mediterranean, EuroMed Rights is now widely recognised as an key organisation for civil society and decision-makers alike.

Who we are

Rooted in civil society, EuroMed Rights seeks to develop and strengthen partnerships between NGOs in the EuroMed region, advocate for human rights values and develop capacities in this regard.

Following the launch of the Barcelona Process in 1995, a group of human rights activists from both sides of the Mediterranean believed that they could make a positive impact on the human rights situation by creating a civil society network, linking up the Barcelona Process to Human Rights NGOs operating in the region.

In December 1997, a constitutive assembly established EuroMed Rights as genuine north-south network. The first Executive Committee composed of members from north and south Mediterranean  countries, in equal measure, adopted EuroMed Rights first statutes and action plan.

In 2000, a new action plan was adopted and the Network multiplied its activities . 2004 saw the establishment of the Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights (EMHRF) which was set up to assist human rights defenders with flexible, small-scale grants. It also saw the adoption of Gender Mainstreaming as a comprehensive strategy to advance gender equality, to be implemented in all EuroMed Rights structures and activities. Since then, EuroMed Rights has regularly conducted gender audits (gender audit 2008gender audit 2012 and gender audit 2015).

Following the “Arab uprisings” in 2011, a new strategic plan was adopted, including a Policy Paper on Gender Equality highlighting the issue of gender equality in the global fight for human rights and to promote the adoption of measures supporting women’s rights and gender equality.

The General Assembly elected Michel Tubiana, Honorary President of the French Human Rights League as its new president. EuroMed Rights was one of the first international organisations to officially establish an office in Tunisia following the ousting of Ben Ali. Now a Maghreb Office, the ambition is to assist members and emerging civil society develop their work in a new Tunisia and elswhere in the Maghreb. Thus, EuroMed Rights has become a key partner for civil society capacity building across the country, facilitating dialogue between local civil society, government institutions. Having established its credibility on both sides of the Mediterranean, EuroMed Rights is now widely recognised as a key organisation for civil society and decision-makers alike.

How we work?

Networking, dialogue, advocacy, capacity building and monitoring are the key work methods of the Network. EuroMed Rights creates effective ways to support its members, human rights and civil society organisations in times of rapid change.

Dialogue and Networking

EuroMed Rights believes that enabling people to meet and share knowledge strengthens their abilities to act and therefore helps promote and protect human rights. An emphasis on continuous networking and communication facilitates the transfer of knowledge between members and encourages the development of common positions, new partnerships and initiatives. Indeed, a real strength of EuroMed Rights is its ability to bring human rights defenders from all corners of the Euro-Med region - the Maghreb, the Mashrek and Europe - together. 

Capacity building

EuroMed Rights regularly organises trainings on a number of important issues. These include EU-level advocacy, international conventions and treaty bodies, gender mainstreaming, migration and refugee legislation.

Advocacy

Advocacy is the method by which EuroMed Rights ensures that its members’ policies and recommendations ‘feed into’ the policies and practices of the EU institutions, EU member states and South and East Mediterranean partners. EuroMed Rights also supports its members in their own advocacy work at the national and regional levels.

EuroMed Rights is also developping its activities within the UN human rights system to strengthen its members’ work at national level or influencing EU and EU member states relations with their Mediterranean partners.

Gender mainstreaming 

Part of EuroMed Rights strategy is to promote greater gender equality. EuroMed Rights seeks to include a systematic gender dimension (“gender mainstreaming”) in all its activities.

Partnerships

Building partnerships is important, as it contributes to supporting efficient networks, platforms and alliances of civil society groups in the Euro-Mediterranean region. As such, EuroMed Rights works closely in partnership with many international NGOs, such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, FIDH, and the OMCT. EuroMed Rights also links up to social forums, political and religious groups in the region whenever relevant.

 

Countries

EuroMed Rights geographical mandate covers the entire Euromed region, spreading over more than 30 countries (see our interactive map below).

Because legislative measures and state practices are mostly felt by ordinary citizens and residents in their respective countries, EuroMed Rights also works more at national level, and prioritises issues of concern in its regional focus areas.

The Network integrates its regional thematic work at national level and vice versa,  creating a two-way flow between EuroMed Rights regional and national work.  This also helps EuroMed Rights provide a diversified response to human rights issues in each of its mandate countries and priorities.

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EuroMed Rights main strength and added value lie in its regional character and its capacity to bring together human rights defenders across the EuroMed. Regional thematic activities are thus the point of departure for EuroMed Rights work.

These activities are defined by a Strategy Paper that EuroMed Rights adopted at its last General Assembly .

It is important to stress that EuroMed Rights, on top of its thematic activities, will always seek to be present to defend its members and their work when they are at risk, as well as human rights defenders in general, including women rights, when they come under attack.

For 2012-18, our main focus areas are:

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Our Members introduction

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EuroMed Rights acts as a regional forum and a pool of expertise for human rights NGOs and activists in the region. The Network promotes capacity building, networking, cooperation and development of partnerships between its members in the region.

EuroMed Rights brings its members together in inter-cultural settings and build their capacities to:

  • Understand local contexts and stakeholders;
  • Understand European mechanisms and human rights instruments, such as the EU Association Agreements and the European Neighbourhood Policy;
  • Contribute to reform process by strengthening and providing input to the democratisation processes in the Arab world;
  • Increase their outreach in conveying human rights values and principles;
  • Better grasp thematic and country issues in the fields of justice, human rights education, gender equality, migration, freedom of association, economic and social rights.

In general, EuroMed Rights offers its members:

  • Access to human rights NGOs in thirty countries and a forum for coordination and cooperation;
  • Access to governmental and inter-governmental institutions and policy processes;
  • The possibility to influence regional policies and debates;
  • Increased protection where members or their work are at risk
  • International/regional support to their work within EuroMed Rights fields of priorities;
  • Capacity building activities within EuroMed Rights fields of priority;
  • Dissemination of their work to a broad regional audience.

 

* Members with an asterisk must be ratified by the General Assembly

Documentary & debate: not who we are

EuroMed Rights, Arab Women’s Solidarity Association-Belgium and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) invite you to the projection of the documentary

« Not who we are »

on Monday 30 November at 6pm at the KVS in Brussels.

 

The projection will be followed by a debate on the role of women in times of conflict, in the presence of two activists and the director Carol Mansour.

Free entry with mandatory reservation via awsabe@gmail.com or 02.229.38.63/64

Programme : Monday 30 November 2015

  • 6 pm Welcome
  • 6:15 pm Projection (Arabic with French subtitles)
  • 7:30 pm Debate (in French mostly)

Adress : KVS, 7 Quai aux Pierres de Taille, 1000 Brussels

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Find more information about this event here (in French).

Jobs

Employment

All vacancies at EuroMed Rights, be it for employment or internship, are published on our website (and other relevant job search websites if relevant) and filled via transparent recruitment procedures. All potential applicants are encouraged to visit EuroMed Rights website on a regular basis and to submit an application for a specific vacancy if interested, following the application guidelines mentioned in each application package.

 

Equal opportunity employer

EuroMed Rights prides itself on its dedicated and diverse staff committed to the promotion and respect of human rights in the region. Aware of the importance of satisfaction and fulfillment of its employees, EuroMed Rights strives to provide them with productive and attractive working conditions.

EuroMed Rights is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its hiring practices on any basis. We are committed to the creation and strengthening of both a working environment and a corporate culture that respects gender parity, equal representation at all levels of decision making, equal opportunity, as well as equal distribution of resources for women and men according to their respective duties within EuroMed Rights.

 

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EMHRN Brings Over Hundred Activists to its General Assembly in Brussels

EMHRN held its 10th General Assembly as the ever-volatile Euro-Med region is rocked by escalating conflicts, deaths at sea, radicalisation of its disenchanted youth, refugee and displacement crisis and mounting crackdown on dissent and peaceful protests. 

This context makes the Network’s mission and work as relevant as ever. The EMHRN is one of few regional organisations bringing human rights activists and civil society activists on both sides of the Mediterranean together.

The General Assembly has re-elected Michel Tubiana as president and a new Executive Committee (see below for full list). The GA has admitted new members and taken stock of the past three years and adopted political priorities to face difficulties ahead.

Reflecting on its current concerns and priorities, the General Assembly has also run three workshops: “Multiple Borders: Deaths, Encounters and Access to Rights,” “Human Rights and the Militarisation of Politics in South of the Mediterranean” and “ENP Revision: Human Rights First”.

Read our general resolution here

See the photo gallery here

 

 

Campaign

EuroMed Rights is at the forefront of campaigning for the respect for human rights issues in the region. Since its creation, the Network has launched and participated in many campaigns.

Frontexit

Frontexit is an international campaign for the defence of migrants' human rights at the external borders of the European Union. The campaign reports and denounces the impacts of Frontex operations in terms of human rights.
www.frontexit.org/

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, EuroMed Rights takes stock of the situation of women in Euro-Mediterranean region, and lament the sharp increase in gender-based violence and the widespread impunity. Throughout the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence that follow, EuroMed Rights regularly updates this page with factsheets, activities and statements, including those of its members, to shed light on the bleak situation for women in the region.

Free Syrian Voices

This campaign sheds light on the plight of Syrian civil society activists including human rights defenders, media and humanitarian workers who have been targeted for their work or peaceful activism.
www.free-syrian-voices.org/

Become a member

Being an EuroMed Rights member means being part of a regional human rights forum that is a major source of knowledge and action on human rights and democratic reform in the EuroMed region. It also means that your organistaion supports the Network and its activities. It furthermore gives your organisation the opportunity to participate in the General Assembly meetings and receive invitations for activities organised by the EMHRN.

Membership applications that we receive undergo an initial review by EuroMed Rights Executive Committee. The EC recommends new members to the EuroMed Rights General Assembly that alone retains the prerogative to accept a new member.

Individuals who have provided outstanding contribution and sat in the political bodies of EuroMed Rights (namely the EC) are granted formal recognition as honorary members.

If your organisation wishes to apply for membership, you should provide Maibritt Damgaard Nielsen from EuroMed Rights Secretariat with the following documents: 

Regular or Associate Membership:

  • A letter of motivation
  • A copy of your organisation’s Statutes;
  • A declaration stating that your organisation accepts and complies with EuroMed RightsStatutes ;
  • A letter of recommendation signed by at least two Regular members of EuroMed Rights
  • Material related to the activities of your organisation, including how you work to promote gender equality within your organisation and its activities.

For more information, please refer to our statutes.

We recommend that you also send us the following documents to give our Executive Committee a complete picture of your organisation and its activities, including:

  • Narrative Report of main fields of activities over the past two years (max. 2 pages)
  • List of members of board (including when they were elected)
  • List of publications (past 2 years)
  • List of meetings/ seminars/ conferences/ events (past 2 years)
  • Latest Annual activity Report (if available, if not please indicate why)
  • Latest Financial Report (if available, if not please indicate why)
  • Gender equality policy or strategy (if available)

For more information please contact Maibritt Damgaard Nielsen at mdn@euromedrights.net.

 

EMHRN ‘WHITE BOOK’ IN VIEW OF 2015 ENP REVISION

The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) is an EU external policy, launched in 2004, aimed at “offering  a privileged relationship” to 16 of EU’s Eastern and Southern neighbours. The ENP is chiefly a bilateral policy between the EU and each partner country. It is complemented by regional and multilateral co-operation initiatives, including the Union for the Mediterranean, formerly known as the Barcelona Process and EuroMed Partnership.

This White Book is published by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) on the occasion of the consultation process on the ENP revision, launched by the European Union on 4 March 2015, and the 20th anniversary of the Barcelona Declaration.

Given that the Southern Mediterranean is facing an increasingly complex array of problems, both at the regional and local levels, the EMHRN welcomes this much needed revision of the ENP. The White Book represents the vision of the EMHRN on what the human rights dimension of the ENP might or should look like, with 20 practical steps towards a ‘human rights friendly’ ENP South.

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The ENP aims to develop a democratic, stable and prosperous neighbourhood, based on a commitment to fundamental values, including the rule of law, protection of human rights and gender equality.” - Council conclusions on the Review of the ENP, 20 April 2015

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We do not collect personal information (such as your name, address, phone number or e-mail address) on the EuroMed Rights Website unless you choose to provide it. For example, where you show your support by sending us a picture, sign a petition or subscribe to our email updates.

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Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind. If you require advice in relation to any legal matter, you should consult an appropriate professional.

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10th General Assembly: Photo Gallery

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EC Member Osman Isci Speaks on Ankara Attacks (13/10/2015)

[caption id="attachment_4333" align="alignnone" width="599"]Osman Isçi (IHD, Turkey) interviewed by EuroMed Rights on 13/10/2015 Osman Isçi (IHD, Turkey) interviewed by EuroMed Rights on 13/10/2015[/caption]

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Why Turkey is not a Safe Country

READ THE REPORT – “Turkey, Human Rights Under Curfew”

Analyse the Turkey factsheet

CoveR-TURKEY-ENWhile European institutions discuss the possibility of including Turkey in a European list of “safe” countries of origin, AEDH, EuroMed Rights, FIDH and LDH warns against the silence of the European Union and its Member States faced with the severe rights violations perpetrated by Turkish authorities.

In light of this and of the authoritarian drift of the AKP government as well as the climate surrounding Turkey’s general election of 1st November 2015 and the lack of adequate reaction from the international community, our organisations agreed on the importance to send a joint high-level mission to the country. The delegation aimed to show solidarity with human rights defenders and civil society activists and organizations under pressure and with victims of human rights violations and their families, and to contribute to drawing international attention to the situation in Turkey.

The delegation met with a large number of civil society activists, human rights defenders and victims and witnesses of human rights violations. The mission also aimed at gathering information to prepare advocacy activities at the international (United Nations (UN), European Union (EU) and Council of Europe (CoE) level.

In parallel, our organisations have edited a factsheet on Turkey, highlighting clearly whyTurkey is not the "safe country" EU claims to be.

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