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EU supports CSOs in promoting Human Rights.

AMMAN (Star)AuJordan started benefiting from the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR EIDHR European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights ) program in 2005: So far, 34 civil society organizations (CSOs) have been supported, for an overall amount of AC5.4 million. A call for proposals was launched on July 1, 2008, and 30 applications were received out of which 10 projects were selected by the European Commission European Commission, branch of the governing body of the European Union (EU) invested with executive and some legislative powers. Located in Brussels, Belgium, it was founded in 1967 when the three treaty organizations comprising what was then the European Community  (EC) Delegation upon quality criteria of financial and operational capacity, relevance, methodology, sustainability and cost-effectiveness. The procedure resulted in granting a total amount of AC1.7 million to 10 CSOs projects placed under the EIDHR umbrella. Selected projects, fitting to Jordanian specificities, will support initiatives aiming at consolidating the democratic process (support to the parliamentary work, womenAAEs political participation, dissemination dissemination Medtalk The spread of a pernicious process–eg, CA, acute infection Oncology Metastasis, see there  of a human rights education among youth). The EC shares the Jordanian governmentAAEs belief that sustainable development Sustainable development is a socio-ecological process characterized by the fulfilment of human needs while maintaining the quality of the natural environment indefinitely. The linkage between environment and development was globally recognized in 1980, when the International Union  and stability cannot be achieved without a strong and responsible civil society with more involvement into the Jordanian political and social life. The EC shares the GovernmentAAEs recent declaration of the need to further involve the civil society in the decision-making process, and supports a sustainable and fruitful fruit¬∑ful ¬†
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 dialogue between State and non-State actors Non-state actors, in international relations, are actors on the international level which are not states. The admission of non-state actors into international relations theory is inherently a rebuke to the assumptions of realism and other "black box" theories of international . During the a launching ceremony on March 3 at the EC Delegation premises in Amman, Ambassador Patrick Renauld said, AoMy key message to the Jordanian public is that the civil society does not represent a political opposition; it represents a great source of creativity and dynamism that can contribute to the development of your country from all perspectives,Ao adding, AoWe, the European Commission, trust that CSOs in Jordan are capable to identify challenges and propose innovative solutions to them.Ao The launching ceremony took place in the presence of the 10 awarded CSOs: Arab Woman Organization, al-Hayat Center for Civil Society Organization, Italian Consortium of Solidarity, Women for Cultural Development, Jordanian Women Union, CDFJ CDFJ Champion De France Junior , Community Media Center, Information and Research Center/King Hussein Foundation, Noor Al-Hussein Foundation/Institute for Family Health and Adaleh

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Date:Mar 9, 2009
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