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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

Public conference - Promoting gender equality in the DRC and Rwanda: European rhetoric in view of the facts

04/12/2019 - Event

DRC, European Union, Rwanda; Inclusive political participation & Human Rights

Challenges and lessons learned for transformative European support of women's political and civic participation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Rwanda.  Date: 4 December 2019  Time: 20:00 - 21:30  Venue: Humanity House, Prinsegracht 8, 2512GA The Hague  RSVP: http://bit.ly/eu-gender... Read more

Press Release - Promoting gender equality in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda: European rhetoric in view of the facts

04/12/2019 - Press release

DRC, European Union, Rwanda; Inclusive political participation & Human Rights

The Hague (NL) – Today, the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) launches  its latest policy report titled “Promoting gender equality: European rhetoric in view of the facts”, focusing on women’s political and civic participation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and in Rwanda.... 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 35 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

Latest positions and publications

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. 

09/03/2020 - Communiqué - (FR)
Burundi, United Nations; Inclusive political participation & Human Rights

FR - Oral statement by CCPR-Centre co-sponsored by FIACAT, EurAc, Protection International and OMCT. The signatory organisations are particularly concerned by the risk of an intensification of the crisis in the context of the 2020 elections and call on the members of the Council to continue to closely monitor the human rights situation in Burundi. They also call on the Burundian authorities to put an end to serious human rights violations in Burundi and to release journalists and human rights defenders immediately and unconditionally.

02/03/2020 - Policy Brief - (EN)
Burundi, Central Africa, DRC, European Union, Great Lakes, Rwanda; Natural Resources

This policy note, directed and member states and their Competent Authorities (MCAs), highlights three key concerns that the above-mentioned parties must take into account to ensure that the Regulation has a real impact on the practices of European importers of 3TG.