The "European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights" has funded activities in the areas of democratisation, women's rights, media training, support to torture victims, national reconciliation and capacity-building related to the elections.
The EU is the largest provider of support to Libyan civil society with interventions across most parts of the country.
EU–Libya – BACKGROUND
FACTS AND FIGURES
October 2007: Council decision to start the process of negotiating a Framework Agreement with Libya. November 2008: launch of negotiations.
June 2010: Signing of Memorandum of Understanding for providing EUR 60 million of financial assistance to Libya for the 2011-2013.
26 February 2011: the UN Security Council adopted resolution 1970 (2011) imposing travel bans, asset freezes on Gaddafi and members of his close entourage.
17 March 2011: the UN Security Council adopted the Resolution 1973 (2011) which authorised the use of force against Libyan forces loyal to Col Gaddafi, in order to protect Libyan civilians.
19 March 2011: Coalition intervention for the implementation of the UNSCR 1973. NATO took over the whole military operation in Libya on 30 March 2011.
21 -24 August 2011: Liberation of Tripoli, opening of EU office in Tripoli
23 October 2011: Day of Liberation.
7 July 2012: Constituent Assembly elections.
9 August 2012: Transfer of power from the National Transitional Council to the Libyan General National Congress (GNC) and dissolution of the former. Appointment of Mohamed Yousef el-Magarief as President of the GNC and Libya’s de facto head of state.
November 2012: Government takes office with Ali Zeidan as Prime Minister
Current GDP: US$ 77.7 billion (2012, IMF estimates) o. w. about 70% from hydrocarbons
GDP per capita: US$ 11.800 (2012, IMF estimates)
Total exports: US$ 46.1 billion, o. w. hydrocarbon US$ 44.6 billion (2012, IMF estimate)
Total imports: US$ 29.9 billion (2012, IMF estimate)
Unemployment: 21% (2009) public sector employs over 1 million people, 50% of work force