Latest News

previous next

Land & Agriculture in Rwanda: EU support must focus on the needs of the most vulnerable rural actors

05/04/2018 - Press release

European Union, Rwanda; Natural Resources

  Press Release 05 April 2018   As Rwanda just launched its new strategy for agricultural transformation called the Strategic Plan for the Transformation of Agriculture (PSTA 4) in 2018, the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc), in its latest policy brief released today, wants to critically... Read more

Civil society note on implementation of the new EU Regulation on due diligence in mineral supply chains

27/03/2018 - Press release

DRC, European Union, Great Lakes; Natural Resources

PRESS RELEASE 27 March 2018 In its latest joint briefing "Advice Note to Companies, Member States, and the European Commission", the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) along with 15 other civil society organisations, brings attention to the EU Regulation on due diligence in mineral supply... Read more

[TRAINEESHIP OFFER] Communications & Fundraising Intern - Deadline for applications : 9 April 2018

26/03/2018 - Vacancy

Central Africa, European Union, Great Lakes, United Nations; All thematics

The European network for Central Africa (EurAc) recruits a Communications & Fundraising Intern (M/F)   EurAc is the network of European NGOs active in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda in the areas of foreign relations, development, human rights and humanitarian aid.... Read more

EurAc in a nutshell...

Created in 2003, the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) gathers member organisations from civil society in several European countries. These organisations work on and in the Great Lakes region. They support civil society organisations in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda in their efforts to promote peace, the defence of human rights and development.

 

 

EurAc’s mission is to carry out advocacy work towards the European Union (EU) to ensure a strong, coherent and sustainable engagement by the EU and its member state, integrated to a regional approach, in order to help the Great Lakes region build a better future.

Read more

Our areas of work

Political and security tensions in the Great Lakes region threaten the stability, security and development in the region as a whole. EurAc develops its analysis and advocacy around issues of civilian protection, support for security programs, including the reform of the security sector (SSR), and support for peace processes.

Read more

The democratisation processes in the Great Lakes region face many political and security obstacles and tensions, particularly around the organization of 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.

Read more

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.

Read more

Our latest positions and publications

04/04/2018 - Policy Brief - (EN)
European Union, Rwanda; Natural Resources

In its latest policy brief "Land & Agriculture in Rwanda: EU support must focus on the needs of the most vulnerable rural actors", the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) offers a critical overview of the main results and achievements of the Rwandan agricultural sector and calls on the European Union (EU) to focus its support on strengthening the economic position of the poorest farmers and the most vulnerable rural actors.

28/03/2018 - Annual Report - (EN/FR)
Burundi, DRC, European Union, Rwanda; All thematics

The European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) publishes its annual report for 2017, highlighting the activities and publications of the secretariat and the members in 2017 as well as looking forward to it's 15th anniversary in 2018. 

27/03/2018 - Policy Brief - (EN)
DRC, European Union, Great Lakes; Natural Resources

In its latest joint policy brief "Advice Note to Companies, Member States, and the European Commission", the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) along with 15 other civil society organisations, brings attention to the EU Regulation on due diligence in mineral supply chains and the obligations it entails for Union importers of tin, tantalum, and tungsten and gold (3TG)  originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

07/12/2017 - Report - (EN/FR)
Burundi, DRC, European Union, Rwanda; Natural Resources

In its new report Land, development and conflict in the Great Lakes region: Towards a renewed EU and Switzerland engagement for equitable land management in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) provides a thorough analysis based on an extensive field research in the three Great Lakes countries and presents practical recommendations to the European Union (EU) and its member states, as well as to Switzerland, for an enhanced engagement of the international community with land governance that contributes to peace, stability and the protection of local populations’ economic and human rights.

07/06/2017 - Report - (EN/FR)
Burundi, Central Africa, DRC, European Union, Great Lakes, Rwanda; Democracy & Human Rights

In its new report Democratic processes and political stalemate in the Great Lakes region: For a stronger engagement of the European Union in Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda published today on the occasion of the public conference organised at the European Parliament on the same theme, the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) highlights the different political and security crises linked to democratic processes, including electoral processes, in each of the three countries of the Great Lakes region in Africa, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda as well as proposes several recommendations and lines of action for the European Union (EU) to further strengthen its commitment to good governance, the rule of law and democracy in these countries and the region.

03/05/2017 - Policy Brief - (EN)
DRC, European Union; Democracy & Human Rights

In light of the worsening political and security crisis in the DRC, EurAc calls on European Ministers of Foreign Affairs and the High Representative of the EU Federica Mogherini, to take concrete steps to prevent a further escalation of violence and new abuses in the DRC. At the Foreign Affairs Council meeting on 6 March, the EU declared its intention to “adopt new individual restrictive measures against those responsible for serious human rights violations or for incitement to violence and those who would obstruct a consensual and peaceful solution to the crisis, one that respects the aspiration of the people of the DRC to elect their representatives”. EurAc believes that it is time to turn words into action, this declaration into a decision to apply new targeted sanctions.