Our areas of work

The political advocacy work of EurAc develops along the following three thematic priorities:

 

 

The choice of these thematic issues is based on the main challenges and risks identified above for the region as well as the in-house expertise of EurAc and the areas of work of members organizations. These overarching themes entail a series of interconnected issues that have significant consequences on the situation in the region. Purposefully broad, these themes allow EurAc to adapt its work depending on the evolution of the context. 

The advocacy work of EurAc also follows few cross-cutting priorities, such as the reinforcement of the role and participation of local non-state actors, including civil society organizations and of the role of women, as well as the promotion and protection of human rights and finally the fight against impunity.

Our mission of advocacy is based on the new EurAc Political Charter, adopted by the General Assembly in December 2015. For more information on the network and our work, read our presentation leaflet.

 

 

Political and security tensions in the different countries of 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 reforms of the security sector (SSR) and the processes of disarmament, demobilisation, repatriation, reintegration and resettlement (DDRRR) of combatants of armed groups, and support for peace processes.

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Political participation and the protection and promotion of civil and political rights and freedoms in the Great Lakes region face many political and security obstacles and tensions, particularly around the 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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