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Virtual Event - Monitoring and evaluation of the reform of the security sector in the DR Congo: what is the role of the EU?

14/10/2020 - Event

DRC, European Union; Peace & Security

On 28 October 2020, the African Security Sector Network (ASSN), Cordaid and the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) will host an online public conference to discuss the role of the European Union (EU) regarding monitoring and evaluation of the reform of the security sector in the Democratic... Read more

Press Release - DRC Revised Mining Code, local governance, and COVID-19: Between aspirations and reality

29/09/2020 - Press release

DRC, European Union, Great Lakes, United Nations; Natural Resources

During a webinar organised by 5 European civil society organisations in parallel with the 45th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC45), representatives of organisations from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) questioned the effectiveness of the implementation of the... Read more

Virtual event - DRC - Revised Mining Code, new national governance, and COVID-19: impacts on the human rights of local communities

23/09/2020 - Event

United Nations; Natural Resources

#HRC45 Virtual event | 23.09.2020 – 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM The 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC45) will focus on the human rights situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). On this occasion, EurAc and its partners will host a webinar to raise awareness among States on the... Read more

 

The European Network for Central Africa (EurAc), created in 2003, aims to help the Great Lakes region build a better future. EurAc carries out advocacy work for a strong, coherent and sustainable engagement by the European Union and its Member States integrated to a regional approach. EurAc gathers 34 European civil society organisations that work on and in the region and that support local civil society in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda in promoting peace and development, and in defending human rights.

 

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19/01/2021 - Policy Brief - (EN)
DRC, European Union; Inclusive political participation & Human Rights, Peace & Security

In February 2021, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will take over the rotating Presidency of the African Union for the next 12 months. The Congolese government will do so amid a deepening political crisis at home, arising from an ongoing power struggle between the current President Félix Tshisekedi and the former President Joseph Kabila's political coalitions. It is of the utmost importance that the EU and its Member States insist that the DRC government will start making all the necessary provisions to ensure free, fair, and transparent elections in 2023. This includes the transformation of the CENI into a technical, impartial, and politically independent electoral body and the timely reservation of funds to finance the election process.

19/01/2021 - Policy Brief - (EN)
DRC, European Union; Inclusive political participation & Human Rights, Peace & Security

In February 2021, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will take over the rotating Presidency of the African Union for the next 12 months. The Congolese government will do so amid a deepening political crisis at home, arising from an ongoing power struggle between the current President Félix Tshisekedi and the former President Joseph Kabila's political coalitions. It is of the utmost importance that the EU and its Member States insist that the DRC government will start making all the necessary provisions to ensure free, fair, and transparent elections in 2023. This includes the transformation of the CENI into a technical, impartial, and politically independent electoral body and the timely reservation of funds to finance the election process.

18/11/2020 - Open Letter - (EN)
European Union; Peace & Security

EU governments are negotiating a new funding instrument that presents a fundamental shift towards a more military approach in EU foreign policy, and risks causing large-scale civilian harm around the world. The European Union risks fuelling conflict and human rights abuses around the world if it adopts the European Peace Facility (EPF) in its current form, warn 40 civil society organisations with expertise on peace, human rights and the protection of civilians.