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EaP CSF is Concerned about the Transparency of the EU Financial Support to the Civil Society in Azerbaijan

The Steering Committee (SC) of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) is concerned that financial support from the European Union (EU) should be allocated in a transparent way to projects to be conducted by civil society organisations in Azerbaijan....
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EaP CSF Welcomes the Peaceful Resolution of the Leadership Crisis in Armenia

On this Europe Day, the Steering Committee (SC) of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) welcomes the peaceful resolution of the leadership crisis in the Republic of Armenia within a constitutional framework, which has resulted in the election of Nikol...
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The Implementation of Bologna Process in Belarus Should Not Be Downgraded, Says Civil Society

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF), as a key stakeholder representing the independent civil society perspective on the Belarus Roadmap for Higher Education Reform, urged the education ministers of the EHEA countries to make a strong commitment to...
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Belarusian Civil Society Expresses Solidarity with the Civil Society of Armenia

In recent weeks, representatives of the civil society of Belarus have closely followed the social and political developments in Armenia, where large-scale civic protests, strikes and demonstrations have been taking place. They served as a reaction to the appointment...
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EaP CSF Steering Committee Calls for Release of Protesters and Suspension of CEPA

In light of the peaceful demonstrations in Yerevan and Armenian regions followed by the arrests and other violations of freedom to peaceful assembly, the EaP CSF Steering Committee (SC) addressed letters to the Armenian authorities and high-level EU officials. The...
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Armenian Civil Society Appeals to International Community to Promote Democratic Values and Support Public Outcry

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum joins a statement signed by civil society organisations from Armenia, many of them members of the EaP CSF Armenian National Platform, calling on international organisations and democratic countries to support the struggle of...
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Academic Freedom

The Implementation of Bologna Process in Belarus Should Not Be Downgraded, Says Civil Society

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF), as a key stakeholder representing the independent civil society perspective on the Belarus Roadmap for Higher Education Reform, urged the education ministers of the EHEA countries to make a strong commitment to...
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Belarus Roadmap for Higher Education Reform – 5th Monitoring Report (February-May 2017)

The Belarusian Independent Bologna Committee (BIBC) and Ad Hoc Commission of Belarusian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (BNP EaP CSF) released the 5th Monitoring Report of the Roadmap implementation for higher education reform in...
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EaP CSF Calls on the EU to Use Its Authority and Support Independence of Academia in Hungary

The EaP CSF Steering Committee is deeply concerned about recently initiated amendments to Hungary’s higher education law, which are specifically targeting the Central European University (CEU) and were signed by the Hungarian President on 10 April. A stronghold of...
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Belarus Roadmap for Higher Education Reform – 4th Monitoring Report (October 2016-January 2017)

The Belarusian Independent Bologna Committee (BIBC) and Ad Hoc Commission of Belarusian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (BNP EaP CSF) released the 4th Monitor Report of the Roadmap implementation for higher education reform in Belarus...
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Belarus Roadmap for Higher Education Reform – 3rd Monitoring Report (June-September 2016)

The Belarusian Independent Bologna Committee (BIBC) and Ad Hoc Commission of Belarusian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (BNP EaP CSF) released the third monitor report of the Roadmap implementation for higher education reform in...
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Implemetation of Belarus Roadmap for Higher Education Reform 2nd Monitoring Report (January-May 2016)

The Belarusian Independent Bologna Committee (BIBC) and the Ad Hoc Commission of the Belarusian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (BNP of EaP CSF) released the second report on the Roadmap implementation of Higher Education Reform for...
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Anti-Corruption

EaP CSF Steering Committee Urges PACE Members to Support the Motion of No Confidence in the President of PACE

The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum welcomes the recent motion of no confidence in the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) put forward by 158 members of the Assembly. The EaP CSF Steering Committee...
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The EaP CSF Armenian National Platform Condemns Corruption Related to Implementation of EU-funded Projects

The EaP CSF Armenian National Platform has issued a statement expressing deep concern over the cases of corruption and fraud within EU-funded projects. The ANP also welcomes the activities of the EU delegation to Armenia, aimed at tackling crimes and violation as...
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PACE and Azerbaijan: 56 NGOs Appeal to Investigate Corruption Allegations against MPs

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, together with other 55 prominent human rights and civil society organizations, has jointly signed an appeal to conduct a thorough and fair investigation on the corruption claims, related to the work of PACE on Azerbaijan....
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CSOs Environment

EaP CSF is Concerned about the Transparency of the EU Financial Support to the Civil Society in Azerbaijan

The Steering Committee (SC) of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) is concerned that financial support from the European Union (EU) should be allocated in a transparent way to projects to be conducted by civil society organisations in Azerbaijan....
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Steering Committee Reiterates its Legitimate Call for Repeal of Ukraine’s Legislation on Assets Declaration One Year after Enforcement

One year ago, on March 30, Ukraine introduced amendments to legislation requiring public officials to declare assets and extended obligations to civil society activists fighting corruption. Consequently, the Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society...
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National Platform’s Work in Armenia is Brought to a Halt by the Funding Freeze

The EaP CSF Armenian National Platform has adopted a statement  on the impossibility to continue its activities due to the  absence of funding since November 2017. The absence of the funding from the EU is  especially alarming against the backdrop of the ever-growing...
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Fourth Meeting of the EU-Belarus Coordination Group Took Place in Brussels

The fourth meeting of the EU-Belarus Coordination Group took place in Brussels on 20 December against the backdrop of gradual improvement of relations between the EU and Belarus in the past two years. The Joint Declaration of the EaP Summit (Brussels, 24 November...
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Activity of NGOs at Risk in Moldova with Last-Minute Adjustments to New Draft Law on NGOs

A group of over 40 human rights organizations has recently released a declaration expressing concern for the potential undemocratic limitations to NGO’s work in Moldova. The contested restrictions are contained in three articles that were recently added to the draft...
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EaP CSF Calls on Ukrainian Government to Repeal Amendments to E-Declaration Law

The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum released a statement expressing disappointment at the approval of the amendments to the Ukrainian law on electronic declaration of assets on 30 March 2017. According to these amendments,...
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Moldovan National Platform Denounces Worsening Environment for Civil Society Organizations in the Republic of Moldova

On 3 March 2017, the Moldovan National Platform released a Statement expressing concern for the worsening environment for civil society organizations in Moldova and the climate of increasing intimidation against independent media by public authorities. According to...
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Op-ed in New Europe – Civil society: A key driver of change in Eastern partnership countries

  In an article in New Europe, Rasa Uzdavinyte, project coordinator of the Eastern Partnership Index, showcases the impact of the activities of EaP CSF in developing an organized civil society in the region. This fact is reflected by the high number of...
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The Steering Committee Calls for Talks between the Belarusian Government and the EaP CSF National Platform

The EaP CSF Steering Committee calls on the Belarusian authorities to initiate talks with representatives of the Belarusian National Platform (BNP) on the establishment of a Belarusian Council of National Dialogue which would bring the authorities  together with...
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Democracy and Transparency

Belarusian Civil Society Expresses Solidarity with the Civil Society of Armenia

In recent weeks, representatives of the civil society of Belarus have closely followed the social and political developments in Armenia, where large-scale civic protests, strikes and demonstrations have been taking place. They served as a reaction to the appointment...
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Moldovan NP urges authorities to reverse the limitations on the right of citizens to initiate national referenda

EaP CSF Moldovan National Platform calls for attention to consistently conspicuous actions by the public authorities aimed at limiting the exercise of constitutional rights in the Republic of Moldova. Our members believe that referendum is an instrument of direct...
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Georgian National Platform Consults Parliament and Government on Constitutional Reform

During the past months, the Georgian National Platform (GNP) of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum has issued a number of Statements regarding the amendments to the Constitution of Georgia. In these documents, the GNP shed light on the importance of the...
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Steering Committee Calls for Free and Fair Elections in EaP Countries

The Steering Committee released a statement in which it expresses its position on the Constitutional referendum in Azerbaijan and on the parliamentary elections in Belarus and Georgia, as well as its stance on the upcoming presidential election in Moldova and the...
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Civil Society Representatives in Moldova Condemn the Undemocratic Manner of Forming the New Government

22 January 2016 Moldovan Civil Society Organizations, including the Moldovan National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF), signed today on 22 January 2016, the Declaration condemning the methods used for voting the new Government contrary...
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EU-EaP Negotiations

Civil Society Plays a Key Role in the Priorities of the EU-Armenia Partnership

On February 21, 2018, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, Edward Nalbandian, signed the EU-Armenia Partnership Priorities in Brussels. The document aims to facilitate...
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Fourth Meeting of the EU-Belarus Coordination Group Took Place in Brussels

The fourth meeting of the EU-Belarus Coordination Group took place in Brussels on 20 December against the backdrop of gradual improvement of relations between the EU and Belarus in the past two years. The Joint Declaration of the EaP Summit (Brussels, 24 November...
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Civil Society Declaration addressed to the 5th Eastern Partnership Summit

The Civil Society Declaration was adopted at the 9th EaP CSF Annual Assembly and Eastern Partnership Civil Society Conference as a collaborative effort identifying major obstacles to further democratic development within the EaP countries and to the smooth...
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Belarusian Civil Society Calls for Postponement of EU-Belarus Coordination Group Meeting

Following the events of 25-26 March in Minsk and other Belarusian cities, the EaP CSF Belarusian National Platform (BNP) released a statement calling on the responsible EU officials to objectively assess the situation in the country and consider the opportunities, as...
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Statement on the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement

The EaP CSF Steering Committee welcomes the conclusion of the negotiations on the new EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement on 28 February in Brussels and the initialing of the agreed text on 21 March in Yerevan by the Chief Negotiators of both...
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EU-Belarus Cooperation May Soon Be Put on Ice over Repressive Measures by Belarusian Authorities

Over the course of March 2017, mass peaceful protests of citizens as a reaction to the adoption of the Presidential Decree No. 3 “On preventing social dependency” have been taking place in Belarus. In disregard of the Constitutional provisions on freedom...
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EaP CSF Reacts to Result of the Dutch Referendum on EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

Following the outcome of the referendum in the Netherlands on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, the EaP CSF Steering Committee (SC) adopted a statement. The SC highlights that the continuation of the reform process in Ukraine is a key element in strengthening...
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Azerbaijani Civil Society Calls for Start of Negotiations on DCFTA with EU and WTO Membership

The Azerbaijani National Platform (NP) considers that the Association Agreement is a unique document on foreign and security policy, law, freedom, economy and culture that underpins a bilateral and deep partnership within the framework of the Eastern Partnership....
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EaP CSF Belarusian National Platform Reacts to the Lifting of EU Sanctions against Belarus

The Belarusian National Platform (BNP) of the EaP CSF reacts to the Council Conclusions on Belarus. The cancellation of the European Union’s (EU) restrictive measures against Belarusian officials responsible for politically motivated reprisals and the use of violence...
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Freedom of Assembly and Association

EaP CSF Welcomes the Peaceful Resolution of the Leadership Crisis in Armenia

On this Europe Day, the Steering Committee (SC) of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) welcomes the peaceful resolution of the leadership crisis in the Republic of Armenia within a constitutional framework, which has resulted in the election of Nikol...
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Protests in Armenia

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Belarusian Civil Society Expresses Solidarity with the Civil Society of Armenia

In recent weeks, representatives of the civil society of Belarus have closely followed the social and political developments in Armenia, where large-scale civic protests, strikes and demonstrations have been taking place. They served as a reaction to the appointment...
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EaP CSF Steering Committee Calls for Release of Protesters and Suspension of CEPA

In light of the peaceful demonstrations in Yerevan and Armenian regions followed by the arrests and other violations of freedom to peaceful assembly, the EaP CSF Steering Committee (SC) addressed letters to the Armenian authorities and high-level EU officials. The...
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Armenian Civil Society Appeals to International Community to Promote Democratic Values and Support Public Outcry

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum joins a statement signed by civil society organisations from Armenia, many of them members of the EaP CSF Armenian National Platform, calling on international organisations and democratic countries to support the struggle of...
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Belarusian National Platform Considers the Recent Actions Against Independent Trade Unions Leaders Politically Motivated

The Belarusian National Platform (BNP) of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum has released a statement, condemning the criminal prosecution by Belarusian authorities of the leaders of the Belarusian independent trade unions. Two days ago, the premises of...
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Joint Statement on the Recent Developments in Belarus by the EaP CSF, European Youth Forum and IPHR

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, the European Youth Forum and the International Partnership for Human Rights strongly condemn the large-scale detentions of peaceful protesters in Minsk and other cities of Belarus during the Freedom Day demonstrations on 25...
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Belarusian Civil Society Condemns Arrests, Calls on Authorities to Immediately Release Peaceful Protesters

The EaP CSF Belarusian National Platform express their indignation and condemn the repressive actions of the officials and law enforcement agencies of the Republic of Belarus related to the detention and punishment of participants in numerous peaceful protest actions...
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EaP CSF Reacts to the Hostage Crisis and Detention of Protesters in Armenia

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Ukrainian National Platform and Working Group 5 Concerned about the Draft Labour Code of Ukraine

The Ukrainian National Platform and Working Group 5 “Social & Labour Policies and Social Dialogue” of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) are concerned about the adoption procedure and a number of provisions of the Draft Labour Code of Ukraine...
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Freedom of Speech

EaP CSF Welcomes Ukraine’s Decision on Preventing Fikret Huseynli’s Extradition to Azerbaijan and Restoring his Freedom of Movement

Fikret Huseynli, a Dutch journalist and citizen of Azerbaijani origin, is finally back at his home in the Netherlands after six months of being prevented from leaving Ukraine. During this time, Ukrainian General Prosecutor Office deliberated on a an Interpol...
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Steering Committee Appeals for the Facilitation of Fikret Huseynli’s Return to the Netherlands

The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum appeals to Ukrainian authorities and prosecutors, Dutch diplomats and international partners to facilitate the return of Fikret Huseynli, a journalist, to his place of residence in Amsterdam, the...
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EaP CSF Steering Committee urges Ukraine and Interpol to reject the extradition request for Azerbaijani exiled journalist

EaP CSF Steering Committee demands Ukrainian authorities to guarantee the freedom and security of Fikret Huseynli’s, a Dutch citizen of Azerbaijani origin currently hiding in Kiev, and allow him to leave Ukraine for a destination of his own choice. They urge Ukraine...
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Steering Committee urges Georgian PM to conduct a transparent investigation into Afgan Mukhtarli’s abduction

The EaP CSF Steering Committee addressed an open letter to the Georgian Primer Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili calling for a significant involvement of the Georgian institutions in investigating the abduction of the Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli from Tbilisi....
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EaP CSF Calls for Release of the Sheremet Award Winner and Respect for His Family

The EaP CSF Steering Committee calls on the authorities in Azerbaijan to drop all charges against Afgan Mukhtarli, an Azerbaijani journalist abducted from Georgia in May 2017 and taken by force across the border to Azerbaijan where he stands accused of resisting...
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Armenian National Platform Condemns Censorship and Discrimination at the Golden Apricot Film Festival

The Armenian National Platform of the EaP CSF released a statement to condemn the decision on withdrawing the non-competition programme “Armenians: Internal and External View” from the Golden Apricot Film Festival. The programme in question featured the screening of...
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EaP CSF Steering Committee Greets the Resolution on the Case of Afgan Mukhtarli and Calls for Further Attention to Activists’ Situation

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Steering Committee welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament, on 15th June, of the Resolution on the case of Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli. The Steering Committee welcomes it as a sign that similar cases will...
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EaP CSF Calls on the EU to Use Its Authority and Support Independence of Academia in Hungary

The EaP CSF Steering Committee is deeply concerned about recently initiated amendments to Hungary’s higher education law, which are specifically targeting the Central European University (CEU) and were signed by the Hungarian President on 10 April. A stronghold of...
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Azerbaijani National Platform Deplores Mehman Huseynov’s Arrest

Members of the EaP CSF Azerbaijani National Platform condemn the verdict of the Surakhany District Court as of 2 March 2017 on the two-year sentence for Mehman Huseynov, Chairman of the Institute for Rapporteurs’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS Azerbaijan), and consider this...
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24 Major Human Rights NGOs and Civil Society Organizations Concerned Over Crackdown On Free Expression in Azerbaijan

A group of 24 major human rights NGOs and civil society organizations, including the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, co-signed a statement to protest against the arrest of Mehman Huseynov, prominent Azerbaijani multimedia journalist and Chairman of the...
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Belarusian National Platform Concerned over the Future of Belsat TV

The Belarusian National Platform for the EaP CSF addressed the Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski expressing their concern over the future of the independent channel Belsat TV. The Polish government intends to significantly cut the funding for the TV channel...
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EaP CSF Denounces Murder of Prominent Belarusian Journalist Pavel Sharamet

The Steering Committee condemns the murder of the journalist Pavel Sharamet in Kyiv and extends condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. The EaP CSF also expresses deepest sympathies to the civil society and independent media community of Belarus, Ukraine...
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Steering Committee Welcomes the Release of Khadija Ismayilova

The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum welcomes the long-awaited release of the investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova from prison. Ms Ismayilova was unjustly persecuted and imprisoned for her journalistic work and served 1.5 years...
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EaP CSF Welcomes Release of Political Prisoners in Azerbaijan, Calls for Lifting Restrictions on CSOs Activities

The Steering Committee of the Civil Society Forum welcomes the release of several political prisoners, including our colleague Anar Mammadli, in Azerbaijan on the occasion of the Novruz holiday. This gesture marks a first step towards the establishment of a...
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Human Rights and Minorities

Armenian Civil Society Appeals to International Community to Promote Democratic Values and Support Public Outcry

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum joins a statement signed by civil society organisations from Armenia, many of them members of the EaP CSF Armenian National Platform, calling on international organisations and democratic countries to support the struggle of...
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Pierre-Yves Le Borgn’ and Dunja Mijatović Respond to the EaP CSF Questions on the Human Rights Commissioner’s Post

In December 2017 the EaP CSF addressed a questionnaire to the candidates shortlisted for the post of the Council of Europe (CoE) Human Rights Commissioner. It included seven questions allowing to make an informed assessment of the candidates’ priorities and strengths...
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EaP CSF Addresses Questions to Candidates Shortlisted for Position of the CoE Human Rights Commissioner

  On 23 November, the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers submitted a shortlist of three candidates for the post of the Human Rights Commissioner to the organisation’s Parliamentary Assembly. Mr Goran Klemenčič (Slovenia), Mr Pierre-Yves Le Borgn’ (France)...
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Steering Committee Calls for an Adequate Reaction to the Deteriorating Human Rights Situation in Crimea

The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum released a statement in which it expresses its concerns regarding the deterioration of the situation of human rights defenders and those opposing Russia’s policies in Crimea following the arrest of...
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Human Rights Conference “On the frontline: human rights situation in the EaP countries”

On 19-20 September 2016 the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) and its Moldovan National Platform organized the conference “On the frontline: human rights situation in the EaP countries”. The event brought together around 50 human rights experts from...
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Ukrainian National Platform Calls for More Attention to Collective Rights of Crimean Tatars

The EaP CSF Ukrainian National Platform (UNP) would like once again to draw your attention to the situation in the occupied and illegally annexed Crimea. The world community is already well informed about continuing and ever-increasing attacks on all kind of human...
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EaP Civil Society Forum Welcomes the EP Resolution on the Human Rights Situation in Crimea

The Steering Committee (SC) of the EaP Civil Society Forum welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament (EP) resolution of 4 February 2016 on the human rights situation in Crimea, in particular of the Crimean Tatars. The resolution is timely and of crucial...
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EaP CSF Concerned about the Deteriorating Human Rights Situation in Armenia

The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum is concerned about the increasing number of human rights violations of civil and political activists by Armenian authorities. Since the beginning of 2016, Armenian authorities have tightened...
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EaP CSF Addresses Open Letter on the Situation in Moldova to High Representative Mogherini and Commissioner Hahn

At its first meeting this year, the new Steering Committee (SC) of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) addressed an open letter on current developments in Moldova to High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security...
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Political Prisoners

EaP CSF Welcomes Ukraine’s Decision on Preventing Fikret Huseynli’s Extradition to Azerbaijan and Restoring his Freedom of Movement

Fikret Huseynli, a Dutch journalist and citizen of Azerbaijani origin, is finally back at his home in the Netherlands after six months of being prevented from leaving Ukraine. During this time, Ukrainian General Prosecutor Office deliberated on a an Interpol...
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Steering Committee Appeals for the Facilitation of Fikret Huseynli’s Return to the Netherlands

The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum appeals to Ukrainian authorities and prosecutors, Dutch diplomats and international partners to facilitate the return of Fikret Huseynli, a journalist, to his place of residence in Amsterdam, the...
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EaP CSF Steering Committee urges Ukraine and Interpol to reject the extradition request for Azerbaijani exiled journalist

EaP CSF Steering Committee demands Ukrainian authorities to guarantee the freedom and security of Fikret Huseynli’s, a Dutch citizen of Azerbaijani origin currently hiding in Kiev, and allow him to leave Ukraine for a destination of his own choice. They urge Ukraine...
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Georgian National Platform urges the handover of the Georgian citizen’s body by Tskhinvali authorities

The Georgian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum condemns the death in custody of the Georgian citizen Archil Tatunashvili in Tskhinvali on February 23, 2018. Our members denounce the alleged violence that led Mr Tatunashvili to death and...
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Steering Committee urges Georgian PM to conduct a transparent investigation into Afgan Mukhtarli’s abduction

The EaP CSF Steering Committee addressed an open letter to the Georgian Primer Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili calling for a significant involvement of the Georgian institutions in investigating the abduction of the Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli from Tbilisi....
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EaP CSF Calls for Release of the Sheremet Award Winner and Respect for His Family

The EaP CSF Steering Committee calls on the authorities in Azerbaijan to drop all charges against Afgan Mukhtarli, an Azerbaijani journalist abducted from Georgia in May 2017 and taken by force across the border to Azerbaijan where he stands accused of resisting...
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EaP CSF Steering Committee Greets the Resolution on the Case of Afgan Mukhtarli and Calls for Further Attention to Activists’ Situation

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Steering Committee welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament, on 15th June, of the Resolution on the case of Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli. The Steering Committee welcomes it as a sign that similar cases will...
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Azerbaijani National Platform Deplores Mehman Huseynov’s Arrest

Members of the EaP CSF Azerbaijani National Platform condemn the verdict of the Surakhany District Court as of 2 March 2017 on the two-year sentence for Mehman Huseynov, Chairman of the Institute for Rapporteurs’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS Azerbaijan), and consider this...
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Steering Committee Demands Immediate Release of Steering Committee Member Hovsep Khurshudyan

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Steering Committee Condemns the Detention of Levon Barseghyan by Armenian Authorities

The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum condemns the detention of Levon Barseghyan, Chairman of the Board of the Gyumri Journalists Club „Asbarez”, by the Armenian authorities after making a public speech in Yerevan, in which he...
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Steering Committee Welcomes the Release of Khadija Ismayilova

The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum welcomes the long-awaited release of the investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova from prison. Ms Ismayilova was unjustly persecuted and imprisoned for her journalistic work and served 1.5 years...
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EaP CSF Welcomes Release of Political Prisoners in Azerbaijan, Calls for Lifting Restrictions on CSOs Activities

The Steering Committee of the Civil Society Forum welcomes the release of several political prisoners, including our colleague Anar Mammadli, in Azerbaijan on the occasion of the Novruz holiday. This gesture marks a first step towards the establishment of a...
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EaP Civil Society Forum Calls for Immediate Measures to Release Nadiya Savchenko

The Steering Committee and the Ukrainian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, call for immediate measures to release Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukrainian pilot, officer of the Ukrainian Army, delegate of the Parliamentary Delegation to the...
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Security and Conflict Resolution

EaP CSF Georgian National Platform Denounces Russian President’s Visit to Abkhazia

The Georgian National Platform (GNP) of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) has issued a statement openly condemning the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the city of Bichvinta, in the occupied region of Abkhazia. By so doing, the Russian...
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EU partnership talks with Azerbaijan and Armenia – a chance for peace and prosperity

by Krzysztof Bobinski, Unia & Polska Foundation, EaP CSF member The talks between the European Union and Azerbaijan on a new partnership agreement starting on 7 February in Brussels provide a slim ray of hope that the EU will be able to persuade Baku to dismantle...
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Statement on the Escalation of the Conflict in the Donbas region of Ukraine by the Russian Federation

The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum expresses its deep concern with regard to the escalation of the conflict in the Donbas region of Ukraine by the Russian sponsored separatist forces and urges international community not to remain...
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EaP CSF Members Call on Polish and Ukrainian Politicians not to Open Old Wounds

Polish-Ukrainian relations have deteriorated and threaten to get worse after the Polish parliament passed a resolution in July accusing Ukrainians of committing in 1943 genocide on tens of thousands of Poles living in Volhynia. The Verkhovna Rada is planning to react...
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EaP CSF Expresses Condolences to Everyone Affected by Barbarous Attack in Nice

In the light of the tragic events on 14 July in Nice, the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) Steering Committee expresses its sincerest condolences to the families of the victims including to that of the murderer whose mind was clouded by hatred and...
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EaP CSF Appeals to Pope Francis to Encourage Lasting Peace and Respect for Human Rights in the South Caucasus

Ahead of the visits of His Holiness Pope Francis to Armenia (24-26 June), Azerbaijan and Georgia (30 September-2 October), the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Steering Committee addressed the Holy Father in an Open Letter appealing to encourage lasting peace...
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EaP CSF Condemns the Heinous Crime Committed in the City of Orlando

An armed terrorist broke into the LGBT nightclub “Pulse” on 12 June 2016 in Orlando, Florida, killing 50 people and injuring 53 others. The Steering Committee expresses their condolences to the families and friends of the victims and to all the people of...
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Protracted Conflicts at the Core of the CSF Address during the EaP Ministerial Meeting

On 23 May, Steering Committee Member Ion Manole brought attention of the decision-makers present at the Ministerial Meeting in Brussels to protracted conflicts and other challenges in the Eastern Partnership region. “Fighting between the two EaP countries must be...
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Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in EaP CSF Address at Platform 1 Meeting

EaP CSF Steering Committee Co-chair Krzysztof Bobiński addressed the Eastern Partnership Multilateral Platform I „Democracy, Good Governance and Stability” In the Forum’s address, Bobiński stressed the role of human rights in the context of security and...
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Steering Committee and National Platforms React to Military Actions in Nagorno-Karabakh Region

  The Steering Committee (SC) underlined in its appeal that peace among neighbours is one of the aims of the European Union, which successfully settled age-old conflicts in Europe allowing once hostile countries to live and work together. Peace among neighbours...
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Security Threats and Challenges to Reforms in the EaP CSF Position at the Euronest PA

EaP CSF Steering Committee Co-chairs Krzysztof Bobiński and Ulad Vialichka attended the Euronest PA meeting in Brussels. Krzysztof Bobiński shared with the Euronest PA the Forum’s view of the situation in the Eastern Partnership. He focused on the major challenges in...
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Visa Liberalisation

EaP CSF Has Launched #Visafree Campaign for Georgia and Ukraine

On 4 June the EaP CSF Steering Committee held a demonstration in Brussels in support of the visa liberalisation for Georgia and Ukraine. Lasha Tugushi, Country Facilitator of the Georgian National Platform, commented: “We gathered here to express our deep...
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EU Should Refrain from Unnecessary Delays in Visa Liberalization for Georgia and Ukraine

The EaP CSF Steering Committee (SC) expresses concern over the intention of the EU Member States to couple the Council decision on visa liberalization for Georgia and Ukraine with revising the temporary suspension mechanism of the visa exemption in cases of rapid...
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Youth Rights

EaP CSF Calls on the EU to Use Its Authority and Support Independence of Academia in Hungary

The EaP CSF Steering Committee is deeply concerned about recently initiated amendments to Hungary’s higher education law, which are specifically targeting the Central European University (CEU) and were signed by the Hungarian President on 10 April. A stronghold of...
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Resolution of the Eastern Partnership Youth Conference “Youth for Rights”

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Declaration of the Eastern Partnership Youth Conference “Youth for Rights”

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