Created informally in 2005 and declared Association law 1901 in 2009, it brings together non-governmental organizations and individuals that joined in France by the Charter of the non-governmental Euromed Platform. Convinced that peace in the Euro-Mediterranean region can only be guaranteed on the basis of respect for human rights, equality and guaranteeing the right peoples to self-determination, the REF intends to be a place of reflection and especially the French civil society actors' involved in the Mediterranean.
The REF - Réseau Euromed France is a network that brings together 42 French civil society organizations(associations, collectives and trade unions) engaged in countries around the Mediterranean. The work of the REF and its members covers a wide range of key areas : education and youth, art and culture, migration, social and solidarity economy, environment, equality between women and men, human rights, Research, etc. The REF is a French platform, whose members are distributed throughout the country, and which has its headquarters in Paris.
All the members of REF come together with the same values and the same will to work with all the countries around the Mediterranean for a more just, more democratic and more solidary space . Convinced that peace in the region can only be achieved on the basis of respect for human rights, equality between women and men and the right of peoples to self-determination, REF is Place of action, exchange of practices and reflection of actors of the French civil society involved in the Mediterranean basin.