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NEW REPORT – Burundi: Time for the EU to take bold action to stop authoritarian abuses and silencing of dissident voices in the referendum context

15/05/2018 - Press release

Burundi, European Union; Democracy & Human Rights

PRESS RELEASE   In its new report “Authoritarian abuses and covert elimination of dissident voices in Burundi. What role for the European Union?” launched today on the occasion of a press conference organised in Brussels, the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) firmly urges the European... Read more

Land & Agriculture in Rwanda: EU support must focus on the needs of the most vulnerable rural actors

05/04/2018 - Press release

European Union, Rwanda; Natural Resources

  Press Release 05 April 2018   As Rwanda just launched its new strategy for agricultural transformation called the Strategic Plan for the Transformation of Agriculture (PSTA 4) in 2018, the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc), in its latest policy brief released today, wants to critically... Read more

Civil society note on implementation of the new EU Regulation on due diligence in mineral supply chains

27/03/2018 - Press release

DRC, European Union, Great Lakes; Natural Resources

PRESS RELEASE 27 March 2018 In its latest joint briefing "Advice Note to Companies, Member States, and the European Commission", the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) along with 15 other civil society organisations, brings attention to the EU Regulation on due diligence in mineral supply... Read more

EurAc in a nutshell...

Created in 2003, the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) gathers member organisations from civil society in several European countries. These organisations work on and in the Great Lakes region. They support civil society organisations in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda in their efforts to promote peace, the defence of human rights and development.

 

 

EurAc’s mission is to carry out advocacy work towards the European Union (EU) to ensure a strong, coherent and sustainable engagement by the EU and its member state, integrated to a regional approach, in order to help the Great Lakes region build a better future.

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Our areas of work

Political and security tensions in the Great Lakes region threaten the stability, security and development in the region as a whole. EurAc develops its analysis and advocacy around issues of civilian protection, support for security programs, including the reform of the security sector (SSR), and support for peace processes.

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The democratisation processes in the Great Lakes region face many political and security obstacles and tensions, particularly around the organization of electoral cycles. EurAc develops its expertise and conducts advocacy work urging the EU to enhance its policies in defence of the rule of law, the good governance and the respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

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The sustainable management of natural resources can constitute a significant lever for reducing poverty and for regional stability. Unfortunately, local populations generally undergo the negative impacts of this exploitation.

EurAc calls for a more transparent and sustainable management of resources, so as to make it favorable to the interests of the most vulnerable populations.

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Our latest positions and publications

15/05/2018 - Report - (EN/FR)
Burundi, European Union; Democracy & Human Rights, Peace & Security

In its new report “Authoritarian abuses and covert elimination of dissident voices in Burundi. What role for the European Union?” launched today on the occasion of a press conference organised in Brussels, the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) firmly urges the European Union (EU) and its member states to take a much stronger position through bold and concrete actions to stop authoritarian abuses and silencing of dissident voices, particularly in the context of the highly contested referendum that is being organised this Thursday 17 May and which has been characterized by brutal and even murderous repression of all critical voices.

15/05/2018 - Report - (EN/FR)
Burundi, European Union; Democracy & Human Rights, Peace & Security

In its new report “Authoritarian abuses and covert elimination of dissident voices in Burundi. What role for the European Union?” launched today on the occasion of a press conference organised in Brussels, the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) firmly urges the European Union (EU) and its member states to take a much stronger position through bold and concrete actions to stop authoritarian abuses and silencing of dissident voices, particularly in the context of the highly contested referendum that is being organised this Thursday 17 May and which has been characterized by brutal and even murderous repression of all critical voices.

04/04/2018 - Policy Brief - (EN)
European Union, Rwanda; Natural Resources

In its latest policy brief "Land & Agriculture in Rwanda: EU support must focus on the needs of the most vulnerable rural actors", the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) offers a critical overview of the main results and achievements of the Rwandan agricultural sector and calls on the European Union (EU) to focus its support on strengthening the economic position of the poorest farmers and the most vulnerable rural actors.

28/03/2018 - Annual Report - (EN/FR)
Burundi, DRC, European Union, Rwanda; All thematics

The European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) publishes its annual report for 2017, highlighting the activities and publications of the secretariat and the members in 2017 as well as looking forward to it's 15th anniversary in 2018. 

27/03/2018 - Policy Brief - (EN)
DRC, European Union, Great Lakes; Natural Resources

In its latest joint policy brief "Advice Note to Companies, Member States, and the European Commission", the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) along with 15 other civil society organisations, brings attention to the EU Regulation on due diligence in mineral supply chains and the obligations it entails for Union importers of tin, tantalum, and tungsten and gold (3TG)  originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

07/12/2017 - Report - (EN/FR)
Burundi, DRC, European Union, Rwanda; Natural Resources

In its new report Land, development and conflict in the Great Lakes region: Towards a renewed EU and Switzerland engagement for equitable land management in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) provides a thorough analysis based on an extensive field research in the three Great Lakes countries and presents practical recommendations to the European Union (EU) and its member states, as well as to Switzerland, for an enhanced engagement of the international community with land governance that contributes to peace, stability and the protection of local populations’ economic and human rights.