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Good governance and rule of law

Within the framework of the South IV Program, the Venice Commission is organizing the 11th UniDem Med Regional Seminar entitled "Towards a User-Oriented Administration", in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Public Administration Reform of the Kingdom of Morocco. The seminar will take the form of a video conference from 13 to 15 October 2020.

It will bring together some 60 international experts and senior public officials from seven partners from the Southern Mediterranean (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia) with the aim of exchanging the good practices of a modern, user-oriented public administration based on respect for the principles of the rule of law and democracy. Participants will discuss issues such as access to public information and transparency, personal data protection, quality management, e-government initiatives and public service ethics, among others.

The main objective of the UniDem Med Campus (University for Democracy) is to contribute, through peer-to-peer exchanges, to the modernization of administration in the Southern Mediterranean by enforcing laws and consolidating institutions. The project aims to strengthen the legal capacities of senior officials in areas related to good governance, the rule of law and human rights and to strengthen the links between public administrations in the region

The South IV Program continues to support the countries of the Southern Mediterranean in the construction of a common legal area with the EU, with particular attention to the legislative reforms of the countries of the Southern Mediterranean and the strengthening of institutional capacities, and support in the reform process. Strengthening good governance and the rule of law, as well as respect for and protection of human rights, are pillars of this Program.