Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality is a 3-year EU-funded regional Programme focused on strengthening the overall capacities and accountability of civil society organisations and facilitating their involvement so as to boost their contribution to the political and institutional framework at the regional level.
Countries covered: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, and other UFM members, i.e. Albania, Bosnia. H, Mauritania, Monaco, Montenegro, and Turkey.
Its overall objective is to strengthen the role of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), regionally active, in building sustainable development, regional cohesion and resilience, as well as influencing policy-making in the Southern Neighbourhood and the Euro-Mediterranean Space.
The technical assistance provided to CSOs should enable the organisations to:
- Engage more effectively with regional organisations and advance their agendas through policy dialogue;
- Facilitate the creation of regional thematic networks of CSOs to this end;
- Increase participation of young women and men in public life by expanding programmes for young civil society leaders
- Increase CSO contribution to developing resilience as well as contributing to stability at regional level by enabling CSOs to articulate their messages to regional authorities more effectively.
Actions in brief
To achieve that, the Programme will focus on:
- Holding capacity building activities supporting CSOs in advocacy;
- Supporting regional active networks and reinforcing their capacities to influence the agenda of public decision-makers and regional institutions;
- Strengthening young civil society female and male activists in their capacity to strategize, cooperate together, advocate for rights and social cohesion;
- Creating an information-sharing website on the EU involvement with the civil society in the Neighbourhood South.