Economic, social and cultural rights

The realisation of economic, social, and cultural rights has not improved in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean over the recent years. The region remains one of the most unequal in the world with the top 10% of earners sharing roughly 60% of the national income. Women, youth, the elderly, vulnerable groups, and minorities are particularly exposed to these inequalities in the MENA region. The EU has a responsibility for this situation, notably by failing to properly involve civil society in trade negotiations and investment agreements.

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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.

Democracy 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 three years.