Annual Assembly 2017

The 9th Annual Assembly of the Forum and Eastern Partnership Civil Society Conference will take place on 25-27 October in Tallinn, Estonia.

The Annual Assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum is the key event conducted on an annual basis since 2009. It is the highest decision making body in the EaP CSF and serves as a platform for debate on the achievements of the Forum and the EaP in general, as well as on civil society contribution to the reform process in the region. Every year the event brings together over 200 civil society representatives from the EaP region and the EU, as well as other stakeholders.

This year, the EaP CSF Annual Assembly and the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Conference conducted in the margins of the EaP Summit are merged into one event with a common agenda. The event is organised jointly by the EaP CSF and the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.



This year, 168 organisations were selected to take part in the Forum either in the capacity of a participant or observer, in line with the eligibility guidelines (drawing on shortlists by the country coordinators in conjunction with the national platforms, the working group coordinators, and the European Union delegations in the six Eastern Partnership countries).

38 organisations (24,8% of the selected ones) going to Tallinn have not attended the Annual Assembly of the Forum in Brussels in 2016, whereas 36 attendees (23,5% of the selected organisations) are new participants who have never attended the Forum.

The organisations are divided into participants (with the right to vote) and observers (without the right to vote). Additional attendees outside of this list might be present, including but not limited to journalists, government officials, representatives of the EU institutions and EU partner country governments.

In 2017, the EaP Civil Society Forum received 469 applications for the Annual Assembly…

…out of which 168 organisations were selected from all the 6 EaP countries, the EU and third countries:


Out of these, Working Group 1 and Working Group 4 are the WGs with the highest number of selected participants: