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OPEN SOUTH – Launch of video series #EU4YOUTH

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

CSOs Forum 2017 - EU engagement with civil society

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

Training of Trainers 2017 candidates selection result

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

Closing day of the TOT workshop

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

New Call for Proposals: Regional Hub Civil Society - Neighbourhood South

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

Public Consultation on EU External Financing Instruments

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

Civil Society Forum - Neighbourhood South (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

Dialogue Fellows 2017 - Candidates selection results

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

Call for applications: Dialogue Fellows - 2017 programme

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.

Tuesday 21 feb 2017

Call for proposals to support civil society in promoting reforms and human rights - Tunisia

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

Dialogue Fellows 2016 Graduation Ceremony

Jordan, December 2016.

 

Thursday 08 dec 2016

Report of the Civil Society Forum 2016 - Neighbourhood South

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

The Policy Dialogue Fellows-2016 Programme

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

CSF South: Supporting Regional Fellows to Unfold their National Projects

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...

Thursday 13 oct 2016

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

CSOs Training of Trainers (Online-Learning on policy dialogue)

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.

Thursday 13 oct 2016

Mediterranean Forum – ALF (Malta 23-25 October 2016)

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.

Thursday 13 oct 2016

Meeting Commissioner Hahn – “Dialogue Fellows" programme 2016

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

Towards a concrete and effective support to civil society in the southern mediterranean region

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

Lebanon National Mapping - Presentation of Finding at EU Delegation in Beirut

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

CSF South: Providing Guidance and Monitoring to EU Grantees

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

Regional Mapping of Civil Society Organizations

CSF South launched (2013-2014) its Regional Mapping of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) across the southern Mediterranean region.

Tuesday 25 feb 2014