Areas of work

The political advocacy work of EurAc develops along 3 thematic priorities:

The choice of these thematic issues is based on the main challenges and risks identified above for the region as well as the in-house expertise of EurAc and the areas of work of members organisations. These overarching themes entail a series of interconnected issues that have significant consequences on the situation in the region. Purposefully broad, these themes allow EurAc to adapt its work depending on the evolution of the context. 

The advocacy work of EurAc also follows cross-cutting priorities, such as:

  • The reinforcement of the role and participation of local non-state actors, including civil society organisations
  • The reinforcement of the role of women
  • The promotion and protection of human rights
  • The fight against impunity

Our mission of advocacy is based on the Political Charter that was adopted by the General Assembly in December 2015. 

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Political and security tensions threaten the stability, security and development in the Great Lakes region.

EurAc advocates around issues of civilian protection, support for security programs, including the reforms of the security sector and the processes of disarmament, demobilisation, repatriation, reintegration and resettlement  of armed groups combatants, and support for peace processes.

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Political participation and the protection and civil and political rights and freedoms in the Great Lakes region face many political and security obstacles and tensions, particularly around the electoral cycles.

EurAc develops its expertise and conducts advocacy work urging the EU to enhance its policies in defence of the rule of law, the good governance and the respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

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The sustainable management of natural resources can constitute a significant lever for reducing poverty and for regional stability. Unfortunately, local populations generally undergo the negative impacts of this exploitation.

EurAc calls for a more transparent and sustainable management of resources, so as to make it favorable to the interests of the most vulnerable populations.

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