A milestone anniversary. Let’s celebrate!

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In 2022, EuroMed Rights celebrates its 25th anniversary! Visit our dedicated 25th anniversary webpage.

Visit our dedicated 25th anniversary webpage

In 2022, EuroMed Rights celebrates its 25th anniversary! Since its inception in 1997, two years after the adoption of the Barcelona Declaration, EuroMed Rights has become one of the most prominent and most active actors in the Euro-Mediterranean region on human rights protection and democracy promotion. In 25 years, its membership has grown and its structure has been consolidated. Today, the network represents 68 organisations active in 30 countries, with offices in Copenhagen (headquarters), Brussels, Tunisia and presence in Morocco. 

Driven by a clear vision to promote human rights and democracy for all in the Euro-Mediterranean region, EuroMed Rights has successfully pursued its mission to strengthen the collaboration between human rights organisations from the South, the East and the North of the Mediterranean, and to increase their influence at home and abroad. 

The organisation still stands by universal human rights principles and believes in the value of cooperation and dialogue across and within borders. As such, the network pursues its mission through networking and exchange between its members and partners, capacity building as a way to improve their skills, monitoring and documenting human rights violations and abuses, and advocacy work. Along the way, evaluation of its work has shown that EuroMed Rights has managed to remain highly effective in the face of a particularly unstable geopolitical context, as well as in relation to the needs of civil society actors in the field. 

The network’s anniversary-conference which will be held in Brussels next October 13 will aim to provide food for thought on the future of the Euro-Mediterranean region, and the relationships between the two shores. But, first and foremost, it will aim to mobilise and energise our member and partner organisations to take an active role and collectively address the challenges faced by this turmoiled region, through the implementation of EuroMed Rights’ brand new strategy “Improve and Advance” for the years 2022-2027. 

Let’s take action… together for the next 25 years!  

Wadih Al-Asmar, President

Rasmus Alenius Boserup, Executive Director