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AMARC, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, is the international non-governmental organisation for the promotion, support and development of community radio world-wide. The international headquarters is located in Montreal, Canada following the founding Assembly held in 1988.

AMARC-Europe is the European regional section of AMARC grouping together radios and their national federations from 40 European countries, a network of 1500 community broadcasting services. The headquarters of AMARC-Europe were established in Sheffield, UK following the first AMARC Pan-European Conference of Community Radio Broadcasters held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 1994, which also adopted the Community Radio Charter for Europe.

The principal activities of AMARC-Europe are policy, research and advocacy; training and exchange of personnel; programme exchange and co-productions; solidarity and co-operation between East, Central and Western Europe and with community radio broadcasters in other regions of the world.

Current events

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Dakar, January 27, 2011. More than sixty Community radio stakeholders from 20 African countries from Eastern, Western, Central and Southern Africa, gathered in Dakar, Senegal, in the CESTI, on 24 -26 January, 2012, for the first AMARC Africa Capacity Building Conference “Enhancing the Impact of Community Radio Broadcasting in Africa.
January 17, 2012. The Middle East and North Africa Community Media Working Group, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) the Community Media Network (CMN) in partnership with International Media Support (IMS), Oxfam Novib and EED SIDA, among others, organize the first international conference on Community Media and the Arab Spring, to be held in Hotel Majestic, Tunis, March 9-10, 2012. For registration and further information please visit here or contact AMARC at secretariat@si.amarc.org
Dakar, December 23, 2011. AMARC Africa will be holding its first Capacity Building Conference “Enhancing the Impact of Community Radio Broadcasting in Africa in Dakar, Senegal, on 24 -26 January, 2012. The capacity building and networking event will be an opportunity for more than 70 community radio broadcasters and practitioners from Eastern, Western, Central and Southern Africa, along with partners and scholars, to evaluate the effectiveness of community radios engaged in current projects on water & sanitation, HIV-AIDS, women participation in radio, civil society and good governance in Africa, to share knowledge and to define common strategies to increase the social impact of community broadcasting.
treal, December 13, 2011. A delegation of community radio journalists of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) covered the activities and events of the 17th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-17) held in Durban, South Africa from November 28 to December 9, 2011. AMARC also participated as an observer NGO of the COP17 government debates. For information on AMARC position on climate change and coverage of the COP-17, please visit our COP17 page: http://www.amarc.org/index.php?p=AMARC_cop17_EN
Montreal, December 12th, 2011. From November 25th to December 10th 2011, the Women\'s International Network of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC-WIN) actively participated in the 16 days of activism against gender violence with an Internet broadcasted campaign to denounce all kinds of gender violence comprising radio shows from around the world. The audio documents and a lot of resources are available on www.amarc.org/16days