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Emerging Nonviolent Civil Society Actors in the Euro-Mediterranean region

Partners: 
Beyond Reform & Development, Lebanon
IWATCH, Tunisia
Nonviolence Network in the Arab Countries (NNAC) represented by the Permanent Peace Movement (PPM), Lebanon
IKV Pax Christi, Netherlands
Popular Struggle Coordination Committee, Palestine
Un ponte per..., Italy
Foundation for the Future, Jordan
Granted Amount: 
€34,500
Year of Grant: 
2012
National Network: 

The action “Emerging nonviolent civil society actors in the Euro-Mediterranean region” aims to empower Youth leaders, groups and CSO in order to participate effectively in the political transitions to democratic societies where dialogue, respect to diversity and respect to Human Rights are the basic pillars.
The project particularly works to advance a regional solidarity and strategy through: (1) identifying key priorities, challenges and lessons learned from country experiences, while increasing understanding and dialogue between them; and (2) defining a common “route plan” of co-operation between the target groups with concrete coordination, training and research/reflection activities.
The Open Dialogue Space in Tunisia will be the starting point of one-year project which will include innovative training programmes, case studies of the nonviolent movements in the region and accurate mapping and consultation process to identify key leaders and groups and the national and regional priorities of the new emerging Civil Society from Spain, Italy, Greece, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine and eventually Syria.
With this aim, Nova-Social Innovation (project leader, Spain) and the project partners in this proposal: iWatch (Tunisia), Un Ponte Per (Italy), Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (Palestine), Pax Christi (Netherlands), Foundation for Future (Jordan, regional), Beyond Reform & Development (Lebanon) and the Nonviolence Network in the Arab Countries / PPM (Lebanon, regional), have engaged for the past seven years in

GO: Contributing to build health democratic systems in the Euro-Mediterranean region, where Human Rights and Diversity are ensured and dialogue is implemented to solve social conflicts through empowering the Nonviolent Civil Society and increasing dialogue between them.
SO1: Identifying key priorities, challenges and lessons learned of the emerging nonviolent leaders, civil society organizations and groups in the Euro-Mediterranean region while increasing understanding and dialogue between them (ER1 and ER2)

Duration: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 to Tuesday, October 1, 2013