Round table discussion between the CSFS Dialogue Fellows and Mrs. Irène Mingasson, Head of Unit-DG Near-EU
"We are proud to announce that the 2017 batch of the 'Civil Society Fellows' has just graduated, at a ceremony held in Cairo last week. These young civil society activists receive coaching and training to boost their skills to engage with different institutions, to network and advocate for their causes. The experience made with them confirms THEY CAN!"Thursday 14 dec 2017
The Civil Society Facility South represented by its Team Leader Dr Ahmed Al Damrawy took part in the Euro-Med Women’s Rights Civil Society Conference held on 22-23 November 2017, in Cairo. The event was organized by the Euromed Feminist Initiative with the support of the European Union (EU). The Conference gathered over 130 representatives from 107 women’s rights and human rights civil society organizations (CSOs) and networks, as well as gender experts, academia and media from 26 countries.Wednesday 13 dec 2017
The Civil Society Facility (CSF) South TA, funded by the European Union, oraganized a three-day workshop and graduation ceremony for its regional training programme “Policy Dialogue Fellows” on 26-28 November 2017 in Cairo, Egypt.Wednesday 22 nov 2017
The Civil Society Facility South is organizing a two-day workshop and graduation ceremony for its regional training programme “Training of Trainers-TOTs” in Tunis on 1-2 November 2017. This workshop will gather 23 young leaders from...Tuesday 24 oct 2017
Following the dialogue fellows 2016 programme, an agreement has been signed between the Aghareb municipality represented by Mr. Ibrahim Gresslawi and Dr Ahmed Al Damrawy...Wednesday 11 oct 2017
The EU invests in young & innovative minds to build a brighter future! A series of videos has been produced by ''EU Neighbours South'' presenting the stories of 9 beneficiaries of EU funded projects in Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia.Friday 11 aug 2017
The fourth edition of the Civil Society Forum Neighbourhood South, is planned to be organised on 10-12 July in Brussels by DG NEAR, in co-operation with DG DEVCO and other European Institutions.Tuesday 20 jun 2017
CSFS is pleased to announce the selection results of teh candidates who applied to join the Training of Trainers 2017 program. We would like to congratulate the new 23 members and to wish them all the luck.Friday 16 jun 2017
Evaluation of the capacity development initiatives in support of Civil Society in the Neighbourhood South (2012 – 2016)
In the last quarter of 2016, DG NEAR B2 commissioned an independent evaluation of the capacity development support provided by both regional and bilateral programmes to civil society from the Neighbourhood South following the Arab Spring of 2011.Friday 02 jun 2017
Civil Society Facility South organized the final TOT workshop in Jordan from 11 until 13 April 2017. A graduation Ceremony took place where the TOTs were handed their graduation certificates. We would like to congratulate all the participants and to wish them the best of luck.Thursday 11 may 2017
The European Commission (DG NEAR) is glad to announce the launch of a call for proposals for a grant for a new hub for structured dialogue in the Neighbourhood South (up to 3 Million Euros, for about 3 years, implying action in the whole region) to engage in dialogue and partnerships, coordinate events and contribute to the political agendas related to the region.Saturday 22 apr 2017
The Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) of the European Union lays down the maximum annual amounts which the EU may spend in different political fields over a certain period. The current MFF covers the period 2014 to 2020.Friday 14 apr 2017
In continuation of the EU effort to deepen its engagement with civil society, the 2017 edition of the Civil Society Forum - Neighbourhood South will take place first through preparatory seminars for regional CSOs in April, and then, a multi-stakeholders Forum will be organised in Brussels in July.Thursday 13 apr 2017
Civil Society Facility South is honored to announce the selection results for the participants in the Dialogue Fellows 2017 Programme.Saturday 01 apr 2017
Regional CS Seminars in Tunis: Preparing the ground for the 2017 Civil Society Forum – Neighbourhood South
In continuation of the EU effort to deepen its engagement with civil society, the 2017 edition of the Civil Society Forum - Neighbourhood South will take place first through preparatory seminars for regional CSOs in April, and then, a multi-stakeholders Forum will be organised in Brussels in July.Tuesday 28 mar 2017
The overall goal of the “Dialogue Fellows” is to promote young leaders and reinforce their capacities to develop civil society regional initiatives through empowering approaches.
This programme aims to enhance skills of young members (or staff) of CSOs with a balance of: gender, fields of action, background, geographical coverage and nationality.
The EU Delegation in Tunisia has launched a call for proposals to support civil society in the promotion of democratic reforms and respect for human rights in Tunisia. The deadline for submission of proposals is 27 March 2017.Tuesday 14 feb 2017
In continuation of the EU effort to deepen its engagement with civil society, we are glad to share with you the report of the third edition of the Civil Society Forum - Neighbourhood South, that was held in Brussels on 26-27 May 2016.Tuesday 18 oct 2016
In the challenging political context of the Southern Mediterranean region, the Policy Dialogue Fellows Project supports the development of young leaders and motivators.
The project develops their confidence to facilitate participatory and empowering change in communities – change that is specific to the individual priorities of each context – helping young leaders to become more self-reliant.Thursday 13 oct 2016
The CSFS strongly believes that sustainable development in the Southern Mediterranean (SM) cannot be adequately addressed without including the young people.
SM youth are not only the leaders of tomorrow...
CSFS Regional Workshop for Civil Society Organisations Strengthening Capacities of CSOs in the Southern Mediterranean 19-21 October 2016
The Regional workshop is organized by the Civil Society Facility South (CSFS) and funded by the EU, to supporting civil society organizations in the Southern Mediterranean countries boosting their capacities and enabling them to play an effective role in policy dialogue in their country and contribute to the regional discourse.
Thursday 13 oct 2016
The CSF South addresses dialogue to build bridges in the South through innovation, civic education and engagement of CSOs and young leaderships.
Through its tailored capacity building activities, it focuses on CSOs and young leaders’ citizenship and their participation in the decision-making process.
The CSF South is participating in the upcoming Mediterranean Forum, on 23-25 October, in Malta.
This forum is the region’s largest civil society gathering and most influential event of its kind for intercultural dialogue.
In the margins of the Union for the Mediterranean Ministerial Meeting on Regional Cooperation held in Jordan last June 2nd, Commissioner Hahn met with the first group of 17 “Dialogue Fellows” currently participating in a specific capacity building programme under the Civil Society Facility / Neighbourhood South project.Friday 03 jun 2016
The Civil Society Facility South (CSF South) is a European Union funded regional programme which aim is to enhance the capacity of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the Southern Mediterranean region to influence policy towards positive change.Thursday 18 jun 2015
The findings of a mapping study on civil society in Lebanon, carried out in the framework of the EU-funded Civil Society Facility South, have been presented at the premises of the EU Delegation in Beirut.Thursday 13 nov 2014
In addition to generating innovative approaches to policy dialogue by mapping civil society issues and actors as well as upskilling their competencies, CSF South supports a range of EU grantees towards their effective engagement with CSO’s in the south (north-south) and in supporting grantees in establishing monitoring and evaluating framework to guide their operations.Tuesday 25 feb 2014