Recent Developments

EaP CSF Addresses 4th EaP Panel on HDM – Harmonisation of Digital Markets with Recommendations on Strategy, Communication and Gender in Brussels

On 7 February 2019, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) took part in the 4th EaP Panel on Harmonisation of Digital Markets (HDM), organised under Platform 2 “Economic Development and Market Opportunities” in Brussels, Belgium. EaP CSF was not only...

EaP CSF Presents a Set of Recommendations to the Stakeholders at 4th Rule of Law Panel in Brussels, Drawing Special Attention to Prosecution in EaP Countries

On 27 November 2018, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) took part in the 4th Eastern Partnership Panel on Rule of Law, held under Platform 1 “Strengthening institutions and good governance” in Brussels. Opened by Tiina Astola, Director General, DG JUST,...

EaP CSF Contributes to 2 EU-Georgia Civil Society Platform Meetings under EESC, Focusing on SMEs and Energy Efficiency

In 2018, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) participated in two rounds of EU-Georgia Civil Society Platform meetings, coordinated by European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). 3rd EU-Georgia Civil Society Meeting (22 March 2018, in Tbilisi, Georgia)...

EaP CSF Attends a Public Administration Reform (PAR) Panel Seminar on the Estonian and Czech Experiences of Decentralisation, e-Governance and Fighting Corruption, Organised in Tallinn

On 11-14 December 2018, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) participated in a PAR – Public Administration Reform Panel Seminar, entitled “Transparent Governance on Local Level: Public Administration Reform on Local and Regional Level for Eastern...

EaP CSF Participates in a Public Administration Reform (PAR) Seminar on Gender, Focusing on Ensuring Gender Equality in Public Service in Kyiv

On 22 November 2018, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) took part in a PAR – Public Administration Reform Panel Seminar, entitled “Ensuring Gender Equality in the Public Service” in Kyiv, Ukraine organised by National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service,...

Policy Dialogue

Ministerial Meetings

EaP CSF Shares Their Recommendations on Environmental Governance, Monitoring and Implementation at 2nd Eastern Partnership Ministerial Meeting on Environment and Climate Change

On 9 October, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) contributed to 2nd Eastern Partnership Ministerial Meeting on Environment and Climate Change – lead by Commissioners Karmenu Vella (Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs) and Miguel Arias Canete...

EaP CSF Sends a Strong Message from the Region at EaP Foreign Ministers Meeting in Luxembourg – in Reference to NDICI Draft Legislation and 2020 Deliverables, as well as New Threats and Challenges

On 15 October, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) contributed to the Eastern Partnership Ministerial Meeting (Foreign Affairs) held in Luxembourg with a strong message from the region – concerning the implementation of 2020 Deliverables, the policy...

EaP CSF Participates in the Eastern Partnership Ministerial Meeting

On 19 June 2017, the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum participated in the Eastern Partnership Ministerial Meeting in Luxembourg, represented by Hennadiy Maksak, Co-Chair of the EaP CSF Steering Committee. The meeting, chaired by the High Representative of the...

EaP CSF Participates in the First Eastern Partnership Formal Ministerial Meeting on Environment and Climate Change

On 18 October 2016 Luxembourg hosted the first formal ministerial meeting dedicated to environment and climate change between the Ministers of Environment from the EU and the six EaP countries. European Commissioners Karmenu Vella (Environment, Fisheries and Maritime...

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...

Informal Partnership Dialogues

Cross-cutting EaP Deliverables and Multiannual Financial Framework in Focus of Civil Society Address at the Informal Partnership Dialogue

On 22 June 2018, at the EaP 10th Informal Partnership Dialogue in Minsk, Mikalai Kvantaliani, member of the Steering Committee (SC) of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF), delivered a speech on behalf of the Forum in presence of EU's Commissioner of...

EaP CSF Delivered the Civil Society Message on Harmonisation of Digital Markets at the 10th EaP Informal Partnership Dialogue

On 21 June 2018, the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) shared the civil society views on harmonisation of digital markets at the 10th Informal Partnership Dialogue held in Minsk, Belarus. The Forum was represented by Mikalai Kvantaliani, EaP CSF...

EaP CSF Addresses Foreign Ministers and EU Officials at the 9th EaP Informal Partnership Dialogue in Chisinau

On 10 July 2017, the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum participated in the 9th Eastern Partnership Informal Partnership Dialogue in Chisinau, represented by Ina Coseru, member of the EaP CSF Steering Committee and Coordinator of the Working Group 3 on...

EaP CSF Participates in the 8th Eastern Partnership Informal Ministerial Dialogue

On 17 November 2016, the EaP CSF participated in the 8th Eastern Partnership Informal Ministerial Dialogue, represented by Hovsep Khurshudyan, member of the Steering Committee. In his address, Hovsep Khurshudyan stated that “the civil society of the Eastern...

Senior Official Meetings

EaP CSF Opens Eastern Partnership Senior Official Meeting in Brussels, Addressing 2020 Deliverables, Proposed NDICI Regulation as well as Governance Issues in the Region

On 4 October, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) delivered the opening remarks at the Eastern Partnership Senior Official Meeting in Brussels, giving a civil society perspective on 2020 Deliverables and recent developments in the region. Speaking on...

The EaP CSF Calls for the Meaningful Engagement with Civil Society at the Launch of the New Eastern Partnership Structure and the Senior Officials Meeting

On 12 March, the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) took part in the formal launch of the renewed Eastern Partnership architecture attended by high-level officials from the EaP countries and the EU. Being a major civil society stakeholder, the Forum...

Platforms and Panels

EaP CSF Addresses 4th EaP Panel on HDM – Harmonisation of Digital Markets with Recommendations on Strategy, Communication and Gender in Brussels

On 7 February 2019, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) took part in the 4th EaP Panel on Harmonisation of Digital Markets (HDM), organised under Platform 2 “Economic Development and Market Opportunities” in Brussels, Belgium. EaP CSF was not only...

EaP CSF Presents a Set of Recommendations to the Stakeholders at 4th Rule of Law Panel in Brussels, Drawing Special Attention to Prosecution in EaP Countries

On 27 November 2018, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) took part in the 4th Eastern Partnership Panel on Rule of Law, held under Platform 1 “Strengthening institutions and good governance” in Brussels. Opened by Tiina Astola, Director General, DG JUST,...

EaP CSF Contributes to 2 EU-Georgia Civil Society Platform Meetings under EESC, Focusing on SMEs and Energy Efficiency

In 2018, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) participated in two rounds of EU-Georgia Civil Society Platform meetings, coordinated by European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). 3rd EU-Georgia Civil Society Meeting (22 March 2018, in Tbilisi, Georgia)...

EaP CSF Attends a Public Administration Reform (PAR) Panel Seminar on the Estonian and Czech Experiences of Decentralisation, e-Governance and Fighting Corruption, Organised in Tallinn

On 11-14 December 2018, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) participated in a PAR – Public Administration Reform Panel Seminar, entitled “Transparent Governance on Local Level: Public Administration Reform on Local and Regional Level for Eastern...

EaP CSF Participates in a Public Administration Reform (PAR) Seminar on Gender, Focusing on Ensuring Gender Equality in Public Service in Kyiv

On 22 November 2018, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) took part in a PAR – Public Administration Reform Panel Seminar, entitled “Ensuring Gender Equality in the Public Service” in Kyiv, Ukraine organised by National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service,...

EaP CSF Presents a Position Paper, Drafted for 6th EaP Panel on Research and Innovation in Brussels – Discussing Current Policy Priorities and Areas of Concern

On 14 December 2018, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) participated in the 6th EaP Panel on Research and Innovation (R&I) in Brussels, Belgium. The Panel brought together EU stakeholders – EEAS, DGs NEAR and RTD as well as specialist agencies, such...

EaP CSF Joins EaP Panel on CSDP, Security and Civil Protection in Brussels – Discussing Current State of Play and Areas for Further Cooperation

On 19 November, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) participated in Eastern Partnership Panel on Security, CSDP – Common Security and Defence Policy and Civil Protection, held under Platform 1 “Strengthening institutions and governance” in Brussels. The...

EaP CSF Presents a Position Paper on Gender Responsive Budgeting at 15th EaP Panel on Governance and Public Administration Reform (PAR) in Prague

On 7-8 November, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) took part in 15th Eastern Partnership Panel on Governance and Public Administration Reform (PAR) – organised under the auspices of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Prague. Part of Platform 1 –...

EaP CSF Participates in CSDP Communication Workshop for EaP Countries in Tbilisi – There is a Need for Coordinated Response, Learn the Participants

On 18-19 October, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) participated in a Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Communication Workshop for EaP Countries in Tbilisi, organised by the Ministry of Defence of Georgia – in cooperation with the Embassy of...

EaP CSF Contributes to EaP Migration Panels on Integrated Border Management (IBM) and Information Campaigns in Odessa and Tbilisi – Calling for More Civil Society Engagement and Coordination at Both Local and International Level

Recently, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) took part in two separate events, which happened under Platform 4, Panel 3: “Migration, Mobility and IBM – Integrated Border Management”. On both occasions, EaP Panel on Migration, Mobility and IBM (27-28...

EU4Innovation EaP R&I Panel Event Tackles the Important Question of Improving the Current Institutional Framework – with EaP CSF Presenting a Number of Recommendations on National Research Systems in Tbilisi

On 1 October, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) took part in an EaP Research and Innovation (R&I) Panel event, entitled “EU4Innovation - Fostering Research-Industry Partnerships” – under Platform 4 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Jointly representing EaP CSF,...

EaP CSF Takes Part in a Security Seminar on Enhanced Cooperation in Vilnius – Bringing Attention to Hybrid Threats and the Need for Joint Action

On 8-10 October, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) took part in a high-level seminar entitled “EaP and the European Security: Enhanced Cooperation to overcome Common Challenges”, organised under Platform 1’s Panel on Security, CSDP – Common Security...

6th EaP Panel on Agriculture and Rural Development Gives EaP CSF a Chance to Raise Points on Sustainability, Environment and Harmonisation in Chisinau

On 4-5 October, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) took part in 6th EaP Agriculture and Rural Development Panel, entitled “Structural Reforms, Financial Sector Architecture, Agriculture and SMEs – Small and Medium-Size Enterprises” – focusing on...

EaP CSF Contributes to EaP Platform 4 Thematic Workshop on Anticipating Future Skills – Discussing New Technologies, Education and Labour Market Trends in Dublin

On 27-28 September, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) participated in EaP Platform 4 thematic workshop "Improving skills anticipation approaches in the age of digital data and industry 4.0" in Dublin, Ireland – looking at labour market, education and...

EaP CSF Delivers Recommendations on Road Safety and Transport Infrastructure at 15th EaP Transport Panel in Brussels, Generating Interest from the World Bank and EC

This year's 15th Eastern Partnership (EaP) Transport Panel discussed road safety and transport infrastructure – with a particular focus on TEN-T related priorities in the EaP countries, and the Transport Corridor Approach. The Panel reconvened on 18...

Bilateral dialogue

EaP CSF Steering Committee Supports Azerbaijani National Platform in its Call for the Immediate, Unconditional Release of Blogger Mehman Huseynov, Ahead of EU-Azerbaijan Human Rights Dialogue

The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) released a statement supporting its Azerbaijani National Platform in their call for the immediate and unconditional release of Mehman Huseynov, a blogger jailed due to criticism of his...

Members of EaP CSF Azerbaijan National Platform Appeal Against Recent Smear Campaign, Initated by Pro-Government Media – Targeting Civil Society Activists, Among Them Mirvari Gahramanli

Members of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) Azerbaijan National Platform appeal against the recent smear and slander campaign, initiated by pro-government media – targeting civil society activists, among them Mirvari Gahramanli, a member of the...

The Future EU-Azerbaijan Strategic Partnership Agreement Must Make a Clear Reference to Legal and Political Reforms, Say Civil Society Representatives

Azerbaijan’s relationship with the EU cannot be reduced to “a mere provider of energy security”, reads a position paper, signed by almost 30 members of Eastern Partnership Civil Society (EaP CSF) Azerbaijan National Platform. The future EU-Azerbaijan Strategic...

EaP CSF Belarusian National Platform Discusses Energy, Entrepreneurship and Bologna Process at the 5th EU-Belarus Coordination Group Meeting

On April 26-27, the 5th meeting of the EU-Belarus Coordination Group in Minsk gathered participants from Belarusian CSOs, the European External Action Service (EEAS), the European Commission, and high-level officials from the Belarusian Government and the Ministry of...

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...

CORLEAP

EaP CSF Addresses 8th CORLEAP Annual Meeting in Kyiv – While There is Progress, We Can Expect More Cooperation between Local Government and on Disinformation

On Monday, 24 September Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) contributed to the Conference of the Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP) 8th Annual Meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine. The Meeting opened with remarks from...

EaP CSF Contributed to the CORLEAP Debate on Advancing Participatory Democracy at Local and Regional Level

On 29 May, the EaP CSF took part in a thematic debate on fostering participatory democracy at the local and regional level organised by the Conference of Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP). During the debate, panellists and...

Civil Society Declaration to EaP Summit Should Act as a Catalyst for 2020 Deliverables Implementation, Says Iurii Vdovenko at the 7th CORLEAP Meeting

On September 12th, The Conference of Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP) held its 7th Annual Meeting in Brussels. Discussions were focused on the need to strengthen the role of local authorities in implementing the EU Joint Staff...

Euronest

Steering Committee Co-Chairs Address Parliamentarians at the 7th Ordinary Session of the Euronest PA in Brussels

On 27 June, the Co-chairs of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) Steering Committee, Krzysztof Bobinski and Aleksandra Kalatozishvili, addressed members of the European Parliament and Partner countries's parliaments at the 7th Ordinary Session of the...

EaP CSF Co-chair Addresses the VI Ordinary Session of the Euronest PA

During 29 October-1 November the VI Ordinary Session of the Euronest PA took place in Kyiv, Ukraine. The representatives of the European Parliament and the parliaments of EaP countries participated in the event. Also, the representatives of EaP Civil Society Forum...

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...