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Press Release - New report shows diverging implementation of the European Conflict Minerals Regulation across EU Member States

09/06/2021 - Press release

Central Africa, European Union, Great Lakes; Natural Resources

Today, a Coalition of European NGOs working on responsible mineral sourcing have published a review paper discussing the state of implementation of the European Conflict Minerals Regulation across European Union (EU) Member States. The report highlights the shortcomings of the Regulation and the... Read more

Press Release - Victory for civil society in the DRC: Adoption of the law on the protection of indigenous Pygmy peoples and launch of the PEUPLE project

05/05/2021 - Press release

DRC, European Union; Natural Resources

> Download PDF  The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is on the verge of a major breakthrough in the protection of human rights. On 7 April 2021, a proposed law on the protection of Pygmy indigenous peoples (IPs) was adopted by the DRC's National Assembly. The passing of such a law is historic... Read more

Online conference - Launch of the PEUPLE project

30/04/2021 - Event

DRC, European Union, United Nations; Natural Resources

On 12 May 2021, EurAc and its partners in the PEUPLE project will host an online conference to discuss the promotion of the participation of indigenous pygmy peoples in the sustainable management of land and natural resources in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Context The recent adoption of... 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.


Annual Report 2020

Latest positions and publications

27/07/2021 - Report - (EN)
DRC; Natural Resources

This report compares the supply chains and traceability of 3T and cobalt ores in order to identify similarities, differences, and lessons learned from the decade of 3T experience in responsible sourcing, for the emerging cobalt initiatives.  

29/06/2021 - Annual Report - (EN/FR)
Burundi, Central Africa, DRC, European Union, Great Lakes, Rwanda, United Nations; All thematics

What a year! Many important political changes took place in the Great Lakes region, but the challenges remain. In this annual report, find out about the missions, objectives, advocacy and communications work, issues addressed and some key activities of the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) in 2020.

21/06/2021 - Open Letter - (EN)
Burundi, European Union; Inclusive political participation & Human Rights

As the Council of the EU and its preparatory bodies review the situation in Burundi and related EU policy, the undersigned organisations wish to express their concern that the EU and some of its Member States appear willing to overlook the lack of meaningful human rights progress and widespread impunity for past and ongoing serious human rights violations in the country.