One of the key strategies of Euro-Med Monitor’s work is to involve its target groups in the process of defending their own rights and to enable victims to empower themselves and their communities, as well as to transform these victims from passive recipients of support into active human rights defenders. Victims are not only involved in the organisation’s priority-setting work and all of its activities, but in the implementation process; this explains why victims or survivors of human rights violations make up about 70% of Euro-Med Monitor’s staff and volunteers.
Another key strategy of Euro-Med Monitor is to train young people in societies where human rights violations are widespread, either as members of its team or as direct beneficiaries who participate in decision-making processes and determine the organisation’s priorities. This strategy stems from the firm belief that victims should be heavily involved in decision-making, particularly when their needs are typically determined by parties who choose not to involve them.
Euro-Med Monitor sets its priorities and strategic objectives by identifying the needs of its target groups. By defining the strategic framework of the organisation for the January 2023 - December 2027 period, Euro-Med Monitor demonstrates its commitment to its objectives and ensures the consistency of its programmes and periodic activities.
The strategic framework directs Euro-Med Monitor's senior management and staff to support marginalised groups in the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe, with a specific focus on the rights of refugees and migrants, supporting youth, and empowering women and children in conflict areas.
The mechanisms that were put in place to respond to the needs of Euro-Med Monitor's target groups were identified through a series of workshops. During these workshops, a sample of the organisation’s target groups and the senior management, along with its Board of Trustees and consultants in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, discussed priorities for the work of Euro-Med Monitor and developed an action plan for the upcoming five years.