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Call for tenders - Consultant with expertise in EU funding

20/07/2022 - Vacancy

European Union; All thematics

The European Network for Central Africa is looking for an experienced consultant with expertise in EU funding to 1) identify concrete opportunities among the portfolio of EU calls; 2) support the collaborative and participative construction and design of a relevant project proposal within the... Read more

The EurAc annual report 2021 is available!

29/06/2022 - Annual Report

Central Africa, European Union, Great Lakes; All thematics

Despite the ups and downs due to the COVID situation, the year 2021 has been a busy one! EurAc and its members have continued to advocate for strong and coherent EU action in the Great Lakes region. In figues, 2021 has been...   4 policy reports, 4 policy briefs and 4 statements that were publicly... Read more

New report | 2023 elections in the DRC: rectifying past mistakes to strengthen democracy

21/06/2022 - Report

DRC; Inclusive political participation & Human Rights

This report takes stock of the pre-election situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It examines the issues and challenges of the current electoral process and proposes courses of action for the European Union (EU) and its Member States to help pacify the electoral climate, reduce... 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 36 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.

 

Annual Report 2020

Latest positions and publications

21/06/2022 - Report - (EN)
DRC; Inclusive political participation & Human Rights

This report takes stock of the pre-election situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It examines the issues and challenges of the current electoral process and proposes courses of action for the European Union (EU) and its Member States to help pacify the electoral climate, reduce the potential for fraudulent elections and prevent a situation of post-electoral violence that could engulf the entire Great Lakes region. Reviewing the available literature on the past and current sociopolitical situation in the DRC, this report was enriched by data from interviews and questionnaires conducted with stakeholders in the current electoral process, including religious denominations, civil society, opposition and majority political actors, the election management body, certain UN agencies and diplomatic missions accredited to the DRC.

Read the full report.

25/01/2022 - Communiqué - (EN/FR)
DRC; Inclusive political participation & Human Rights

35 signatory organisations urge the Congolese authorities to release the 13 human rights defenders (HRDs) of LUCHA, arbitrarily detained in the town of Beni after having organised a peaceful demonstration denouncing the killings of civilians in this part of the Province of North Kivu. 

17/11/2021 - Policy Brief - (EN)
DRC, European Union; Inclusive political participation & Human Rights

In this policy brief, EurAc and its member organisations outline recommendations for a more coherent, continued, and strategic Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) engagement by the European Union (EU) and its Member States focusing on pre-election, elections and post-election times in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).