Social Protection: Key for peace and prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa

Next week during our European Neighbourhood Days we will launch our 76th briefing paper titled ‘Social Protection: Key for peace and prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa’. This policy briefing builds on the long-standing commitment of SOLIDAR, The Arab NGO network for Development (ANND) and the EuroMed Non-Governmental Platform to voice the concerns of the people in the region towards the EU. The three networks have been monitoring the implementation of the ENP for years, through a process of consultation with hundreds of civil society organisations across the European Southern Neighbourhood.

This policy briefing builds on the findings of the Social Protection Monitoring Reports produced by the three networks, and it aims to give an overview of the regional trends across the MENA region with regard to the challenges related to decent work, social protection policies and freedom of association, with the aim of highlighting the need for the revised European Neighbourhood Policy to put the promotion of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) at its heart.

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