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South Programme II   Towards a Strengthened Democratic Governance in the Southern Mediterranean
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Narrative (Work Plan)
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2017
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Office of the Director General of Programmes
7 370 000
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    Intervention Logic Performance Indicators Sources of Verification Assumptions
    Overall Objectives The overall objective of this programme is to contribute to reinforcing human rights, Rule of law and democracy in Southern Mediterranean partner countries in accordance with European and other international standards, based on a demand-driven approach.

     

     

     
    Project Purpose 0      2015/DG PROG/JP/3319   South Programme II -Towards a Strengthened Democratic Governance in the Southern Mediterranean 7 370 000 
    (2 Activities) Narrative
    1) To support constitutional processes, the development of new legislation and the setting-up and functioning of human rights and democratic governance structures;

    2) To promote the creation and consolidation of a common legal space between Europe and the Southern Mediterranean by raising awareness on key CoE Conventions and other European and international standards;

    3) To support on-going democratic reform processes and foster regional co-operation in the field of human rights, Rule of law and democracy through the creation of, and support to, formal and informal networks between Europe and the South Mediterranean, as well as within the region.
    Improved legal frameworks in the South Mediterranean;

    New legislation is supported and effectively implemented, coupled with the set up and effective functioning of new democratic governance structures;

    Greater compliance with European and other international standards based on progressive accession to CoE conventions;

    Greater awareness of CoE standards and practices in the field of human rights, democracy and rule of law;

    Increased professional capacities of relevant ministries and democratically elected structures;

    Increased level of regional cooperation between participants in the programme.
     
    Comparison between baseline and end line indicators as regards legal compliance with European and other international standards in the field of human rights, rule of law and democracy;

    Assessment reports of the CoE/EU/UN and other international relevant organisations
    Feedback from participants in the various training, peer-to-peer, networking events.
     
    Continued commitment
    of partner countries to the implementation of democratic governance reforms, in particular the relevant ministries and democratically elected bodies;

    Stable political situation in the partner countries from the region;

    The citizens and the non-state actors respond positively to new constitutional reforms and the establishment of new legal frameworks in general and the new democratic governance structures in the countries;

    The programme continues to generate specific demands and request for technical assistance from the CoE.
     
    Expected Result 0.1 Result 1: Improved level of compliance of new/revised partner countries legislation in the fields of human rights, rule of law and democracy with European and other international standards.

    (Contributing to Specific Objective 1)

    Number of requests to CoE for support to constitutional processes and legal frameworks revision;

    Level of compliance with the recommendations formulated by CoE specialised bodies (including PACE Monitoring reports on the Partner for Democracy Status and CEPEJ indicators on efficiency and independence of the judicial system);

    Number of laws revised with the support of CoE instances;

    Number of pilot courts using legal tools prepared with the CoE support (CEPEJ);

    Accession requests for membership/observer status submitted by countries of the region to CoE bodies;

    Statistics and feedback questionnaires regarding participation of South Mediterranean countries in CoE structures.

    Comparison between baseline and end line indicators as regards legal compliance with European and other international standards in the field of human rights, rule of law and democracy;

    Assessment reports of the CoE/EU/UN and other international relevant organisations;

    Feedback from participants in the various training, peer-to-peer, networking events;

    Regular reports produced by the CoE instances on the implementation of recommendations (intergovernmental committees, conventional committees, Parliamentary assembly recommendations and resolutions.
    Steering committee reports;

    External stakeholder reports and feedback from civil society organisations.
     
    Expected Result 0.2 Result 2: Strengthened institutional capacities for new/existing democratic governance structures, the judiciary, human rights institutions and democratically-elected representative bodies in the South Mediterranean thereby ensuring endorsement of democratic reforms by them and sustainability of key programme's outputs.

    (contributing to specific objective 1)

    Level of compliance of the institutions’ internal regulatory framework with CoE recommendations and European and other international standards;

    Increased professional capacity for the institutions and their staff to function effectively in accordance with new legal frameworks and International standards;

    Number of new governance instances deriving from Constitutions created in line with European and other international standards;

    Number and quality of training schemes, networking and peer pressure, advocacy and awareness raising activities organised for target groups related to human rights, democracy and the rule of law;

    Comparison between baseline and end line indicators as regards legal compliance with European and other international standards in the field of human rights, rule of law and democracy;

    Assessment reports of the CoE/EU/UN and other international relevant organisations;

    Feedback from participants in the various training, peer-to-peer, networking events;

    Regular reports produced by the CoE instances on the implementation of recommendations (intergovernmental committees, conventional committees, Parliamentary assembly recommendations and resolutions.
    Steering committee reports;

    External stakeholder reports and feedback from civil society organisations.
     
    Expected Result 0.3 Result 3: Enhanced level of intergovernmental and interparliamentary co-operation in the field of human rights, rule of law and democracy between the two shores of the Mediterranean.
    (contributing to specific objective 2)

    Level of integration in the CoE intergovernmental structures and bodies;

    Number of requests for accession to CoE partial agreements;

    Improved understanding of European and other international standards in key areas relating to human rights, the rule of law and democracy by the programme’s target groups (relevant national authorities, judiciary, democratically elected representatives, civil society and media).

    Comparison between baseline and end line indicators as regards legal compliance with European and other international standards in the field of human rights, rule of law and democracy;

    Assessment reports of the CoE/EU/UN and other international relevant organisations;

    Feedback from participants in the various training, peer-to-peer, networking events;

    Regular reports produced by the CoE instances on the implementation of recommendations (intergovernmental committees, conventional committees, Parliamentary assembly recommendations and resolutions.
    Steering committee reports;

    External stakeholder reports and feedback from civil society organisations.
     
    Expected Result 0.4 Result 4: Consolidation and expansion of the common legal space between Europe and the South Mediterranean through the progressive accession by partner countries to CoE conventions thereby strengthening human rights, rule of law and democracy in the region.
    (contributing to specific objective 2)

    Number of informal requests of interest on certain Conventions and formal requests of accession to CoE conventions from partner countries
    Number of national legislation amendments prepared in line with CoE standards


    Number and quality of capacity development activities organised by CoE instances on new legal frameworks and compliance of legislation in relation to CoE conventions;

    Frequency of participation and level of engagement of representatives of partner countries in CoE conventional events and in relevant CoE working groups and instances;

    Level of involvement of civil society in capacity development operations and level and sharing of best practices among the participants.

    Comparison between baseline and end line indicators as regards legal compliance with European and other international standards in the field of human rights, rule of law and democracy;

    Assessment reports of the CoE/EU/UN and other international relevant organisations;

    Feedback from participants in the various training, peer-to-peer, networking events;

    Regular reports produced by the CoE instances on the implementation of recommendations (intergovernmental committees, conventional committees, Parliamentary assembly recommendations and resolutions.
    Steering committee reports;

    External stakeholder reports and feedback from civil society organisations.
     
    Expected Result 0.5 Result 5: Enhanced level of regional co-operation through the creation of and/or support to formal and informal networks linking the two shores of the Mediterranean and/or countries of the Southern Mediterranean region and focusing on the exchange of best practices in the field of human rights, rule of law and democracy.
    (contributing to specific objective 3)

    Increased professional collaboration between participants from the South Mediterranean and Europe;

    Number of formal and informal networks created/enlarged/supported by the programme;

    Improved understanding of European and international standards in key areas relating to human rights, the rule of law and democracy for the programme’s target groups and number of countries from the region involved in these networks;

    Number of guidelines/recommendations/best practices produced within the framework of the networks;

    Level of replication of best practices among the participant countries;

    Level of satisfaction by the participants and degree to which these networks function as expected

    Comparison between baseline and end line indicators as regards legal compliance with European and other international standards in the field of human rights, rule of law and democracy;

    Assessment reports of the CoE/EU/UN and other international relevant organisations;

    Feedback from participants in the various training, peer-to-peer, networking events;

    Regular reports produced by the CoE instances on the implementation of recommendations (intergovernmental committees, conventional committees, Parliamentary assembly recommendations and resolutions.
    Steering committee reports;

    External stakeholder reports and feedback from civil society organisations.
     



     
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