For its 15th anniversary, EurAc changes its logo!


At the beginning of 2003, three European organisations, the REC (Réseau Européen Congo), the CCAC (Concertation Chrétienne pour l’Afrique Centrale) and the GLAN (Great Lakes Advocacy Network), decided to merge into one organisation and few months later the European network for Central Africa (EurAc) was born.

15 years later, our vision and mission are still the same: to establish peace, security, development as well as the full respect of human rights in Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda, with the aim to make local voices heard and taken into consideration by European Union (EU) policy and decisions-makers at all levels and contribute to the development and the implementation, by the EU and its members States, of strong and coherent policies towards the Great Lakes region.

To celebrate this crucial moment in the history of  EurAc, we wanted to modernize our image while keeping our well-known and solid identity of a network of multiple organisations and our commitment to promote peace, the respect of human rights and development in the Great Lakes region. The new logo symbolizes all this with an ambitious mosaic: two open rectangles drawn in our traditional black and ochre colours, symbolizing the strong link between Europe and Central Africa, imbricated in a way that stresses our solid but flexible essence and work as an international network.

Today, EurAc gathers 38 member organisations from civil society in 11 European countries which work on and in the Great Lakes region and wish to tackle the structural causes of under-development and instability in the region.

Thanks to the continuous commitment and the rich history of the network, EurAc benefits today from a solid and multi-faceted expertise in its thematic areas of work and from long-standing relations with policy and decision-makers in EU institutions in Brussels, in EU capitals and with key partners in the Great lakes region. EurAc is today in a unique position to monitor EU relations with Central Africa and to send clear and fact-based messages that can shape the EU agenda in accordance with EurAc’s mission and principles.