PROTECTING GIRLS. Reinforcing the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation to protect girls from gender-based violence

PROGRAMME (provvisorio)

9:00-9:30 Registration

9:30-9:50 Institutional Opening − Host Organisation: European Commission Representation in Portugal − Council of Europe – South Programme (online) − North-South Centre
9:50-10:10 Presentation of civil society key conclusions
The current challenges of girls’ protection from gender-based violence in the Southern Mediterranean (online)
10:15-11:30 Session 1: Investing in Prevention and Protection measures − Protecting girls in the MENA region: role of education and challenges for refugees and migrant girls − Combating the digital dimension of GBV against girls in the region − The national and local measures to prevent and end girls’ sexual exploitation
11:30-12:00 Cultural break
12:00-14:30 Lunch break
14:00-14:30 Cultural break
14:30-16:00 Session 2: Investing in cross-border and multi-sectoral cooperation − Regional cooperation: priorities, challenges and opportunities − The Euro-Mediterranean cooperation: the Council of Europe tools on girls’ protection − The civil society’s cooperation to collect information and pursue advocacy efforts − Broadening cooperation to protect migrant and refugee girls
16:00-16:30 Wrap-up conclusion by the NSC

16:30-18:45 Parallel meetings (upon invitations) − Meeting of the NSC pool of experts: Guide on victims’ protection