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Press Release - COVID-19 in the Great Lakes region: leaving no one behind

27/05/2020 - Press release

Burundi, Central Africa, DRC, European Union, Great Lakes, Rwanda; All thematics

As the European Union (EU) outlined the long-awaited new EU-Africa strategy in March 2020, the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) wishes to draw the attention of the EU policy and decision-makers to the specific challenges linked to COVID-19 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC),... Read more

Call for tenders - EurAc's external evaluation

21/04/2020 - Call for tender

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The European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) is looking for a consultant or a team of consultants to conduct an external evaluation, with as goals (1) to understand the impact of its work, (2) to guide future programming as well as (3) to provide input to improve external communication.... Read more

Press Release - Civil society calls for transparency on the companies subjected to the European Union’s Regulation on the supply of 3TG minerals

02/03/2020 - Press release

Burundi, DRC, European Union, Rwanda; Natural Resources

ENG - The EU Regulation on the responsible supply of tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold (3TG) from conflict-affected and high-risk areas (CAHRA) is a crucial first step towards supply chains free from human rights abuse. This Regulation was approved in 2017 and will enter into force in 2021. Before... 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 2019

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27/05/2020 - Policy Brief - (EN)
Burundi, Central Africa, DRC, European Union, Great Lakes, Rwanda; All thematics

COVID-19 in the Great Lakes region: EurAc wishes to draw the attention of EU policy and decision-makers to the specific challenges in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in Rwanda and in Burundi and suggest courses of action to be taken focusing on fundamental rights and freedoms, gender-specific impacts, food insecurity, mineral supply-chains fragility and humanitarian issues.

13/05/2020 - Communiqué - (EN/FR)
Central Africa, DRC, European Union, Great Lakes, Rwanda; Natural Resources

We, the undersigned global civil society organisations and community-based associations, are calling for immediate and concerted action from governments, financing institutions, international organisations, private sector actors and others to support artisanal mining communities and to shore up their resilience in this time of COVID-19 crisis. It is also essential that we protect hard-won gains related to human rights and due diligence in mineral supply chains in alignment with the OECD Due Diligence Minerals Guidance. 

20/03/2020 - Annual Report - (EN)
Burundi, Central Africa, DRC, European Union, Great Lakes, Rwanda, United Nations; All thematics

In its 2019 Annual Report, EurAc provides general information on its mission, areas of work and objectives. It also focusses on specific activities such as the policy brief regarding the DR Congo's UPR, the memorandums for the 2019-2024 EU legislature, the report and public conference on women's political and civic participation in the DRC and in Rwanda, the workshop and public conference on responsible mineral sourcing, as well as training in EU advocacy for local civil society. The report further presents EurAc's communication activities and closes on the financial situation and information on how to join EurAc.