Countries covered

Uniting Voices: The Geographical Tapestry of CSFM’s Focus Countries

Spanning from the rugged mountains of Morocco in the west to the historical landscapes of Jordan in the east, the CSFM includes countries like Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, and Tunisia. Each of these nations brings to the table its distinct context, contributing to the rich mosaic of experiences and perspectives that the CSFM aims to engage with. The diversity among these countries, in terms of political systems, economic structures, and social fabric, underscores the necessity of a tailored approach that respects local nuances while striving for regional cohesion.

Morocco and Tunisia, with their strategic locations as gateways between Africa and Europe, have been focal points for discussions on migration and economic cooperation. Meanwhile, Egypt, with its significant historical and cultural heritage, plays a crucial role in dialogues concerning cultural exchange and regional security. Lebanon and Jordan, hosting significant numbers of refugees, highlight the urgent need for conversations around humanitarian aid, social inclusion, and sustainable development.

In conflict-affected areas like Syria and Libya, the CSFM emphasizes the importance of peace-building initiatives, the restoration of civil infrastructure, and the promotion of reconciliation processes. The involvement of civil society in these countries is particularly crucial in laying the groundwork for long-term recovery and democratic governance.

Palestine and Israel’s inclusion reflects the EU’s interest in supporting civil society efforts that contribute to peace-building and the promotion of mutual understanding and respect between communities. In Algeria and Libya, the focus on energy cooperation and environmental sustainability aligns with broader concerns about climate change and its impact on regional stability and prosperity.

The CSFM’s engagement with these countries is underpinned by the belief that strengthened civil society can act as a catalyst for positive change, advocating for reforms, supporting vulnerable populations, and contributing to the peaceful resolution of conflicts. By covering this wide range of countries, the CSFM acknowledges the interconnectedness of the region’s challenges and the importance of collective action in addressing them.