and Freedoms

The status of democracy and fundamental freedoms in the
Euro-Mediterranean region has continued to backslide or remained at a negative status quo over the past years. The sweeping powers, permitted to governments under the Covid-19 pandemic, have in many countries exacerbated illiberal and authoritarian trends. Political regimes often seem unwilling or incapable to pursue genuine democratic reforms and protect fundamental freedoms. Collaborations between civil society organisations, state actors and international actors like the EU is also increasingly put under pressure from new populist political forces, and increasing instability.

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Democracy and freedoms

Joint letter on EU-Egypt deal

To the Prime Ministers of Belgium, Alexander De Croo, Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, and Italy, Giorgia Meloni, and the President of the European Commission, Ursula Von Der Leyen, We, undersigned civil

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Migration and Asylum

Restrictive migration policies and inadequate legislative protection across the Euromed (and beyond) mean that asylum seekers, migrants, and refugees face unique challenges in adjusting to life in their host countries.

Women's Rights and Gender Justice


EuroMed Rights strives to actively promote the rights of women and women’s participation in public life as well as promoting gender equality in the Euro-Med region.

Accountability, Justice and Space for Civil Society

In recent years, many governments across the Euro-Mediterranean region have tended to adopt ever more repressive measures and policies to curtail civil society activism and muzzle critical voices.

Economic and Social Rights

A new regional programme of EuroMed Rights focuses on economic and social rights (ESR), building on our extensive work in Tunisia over the last years. The Network strives to put social justice concerns at the heart of its work.