Recent Policy Papers

Civil Society Calls for Better Regulations on Environment and Stronger Institutions: Recommendations on “Environmental Reform and Climate Change Adaptation” in the EaP

The new policy cycle should take into account the fundamental importance of preserving natural capital in the EaP countries – and strengthening their institutional framework, claims EaP CSF Policy Paper on Environment. The concerted action of EU...

Filling Out the Blank Spots and Pointing to Poor Implementation: “Democratic Learning Environment: Fostering European Values in EaP Countries within Higher Education Systems”

You can also access the short version by clicking here This policy paper was prepared within the framework of Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF), specifically for Tbilisi Eastern Partnership Conference: Promoting Common Values through...

10 Years of EaP Policy: “Advancing Eastern Partnership: 23 Civil Society Ideas for the Policy beyond 2020” Takes Stock of Achievements and Draws up a Set of Recommendations

“Advancing Eastern Partnership: 23 Civil Society Ideas for the Policy beyond 2020” came out of six focus groups, coordinated by Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) – bringing together experts and members from both EaP and EU countries. The...

Policy Papers by Topic

Recommendations for the EaP Summit

EaP CSF Members Consultation on the Revised System of Multilateral Platforms and Panels

Last November, at the 2017 Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels, a revised system of platforms and panels was adopted to contribute towards the implementation of the "20 Deliverables for 2020". Under this system, panels advance the work at the technical level under...

Policy recommendations from the Eastern Partnership Think Tank Forum

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EaP CSF Analysis of the EU Paper on 20 Eastern Partnership Deliverables for 2020

The EaP CSF produced a detailed commentary to the Joint Staff Working Document (JSWD) “Eastern Partnership - Focusing on key priorities and deliverables”, issued by the European Commission and the European External Action Service in December 2016. It is the EU’s...

Anti-Corruption

Political parties and election campaign financing in the EaP countries

Promo-LEX Association (Moldova) along with All-Ukrainian nongovernmental organization “Committee of voters of Ukraine” (CVU) (Ukraine), International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) (Georgia) and The Civil Network “OPORA” (Ukraine) released the policy...

Higher Education Reform

Filling Out the Blank Spots and Pointing to Poor Implementation: “Democratic Learning Environment: Fostering European Values in EaP Countries within Higher Education Systems”

You can also access the short version by clicking here This policy paper was prepared within the framework of Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF), specifically for Tbilisi Eastern Partnership Conference: Promoting Common Values through...

EaP CSF Points to Serious Obstacles in Implementing European High Education Area (EHEA) Tools in Belarus, Following an In-Depth Analysis of Work Plan 2018

Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF), its Ad Hoc Belarusian National Platform Committee and Belarusian Independent Bologna Committee (BIBC) have just released a Report on Meeting the Targets of the Work Plan for Implementing European High Education Area...

Belarus is Not Able to Meet its Obligations on Bologna – EaP CSF Calls on BFUG to Re-Establish a Support Group on Belarus in a Joint Memo

The information submitted by Belarus to the European Higher Education Area in 2018: Bologna Process Implementation Report is largely misconstrued, showing need for a monitoring implementation procedure – similar to Advisory Group on Support for the Belarus Roadmap...

Belarus Roadmap for Higher Education Reform – 6th Monitoring Report (May-October 2017)

Belarus Roadmap for Higher Education Reform – 6th Monitoring Report (May-October 2017)

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...

The Quality of Higher Education: National Endeavours in the European Context

The policy paper "The Quality of Higher Education: National Endeavours in the European Context" was produced within the project “EaP Countries Cooperation to Ensure the Quality Assurance in Higher Education”, supported by the EaP CSF Re-granting scheme. The goal of...

Higher Education Reform in light of Bologna Process: opportunities, obstacles, context

The policy paper “Higher Education Reform in light of Bologna Process: opportunities, obstacles, context” was produced within the project “Higher Education Reforms Reinforcement in Eastern Partnership countries”, supported by the EaP CSF Re-granting scheme. The paper...

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...

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...

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...

Human Rights

Systemic Democratisation, Human Rights Progress Should Be at the Top of EU-Belarus Partnership Agenda, Say Civil Society Monitors

Following the wave of protests in late February-March 2017, the EaP CSF Monitoring Mission visited Belarus during the period of 28 March-1 April 2017 and developed a set of recommendations towards the EU, Belarusian authorities and civil society.Even in the absence of...

It is time for the EU to apply conditionality vis-à-vis Belarus, says EaP CSF monitoring mission

  Albeit after the release of political prisoners in August 2015 the situation with human and civil rights in Belarus was relatively calm, in the absence of systemic changes and reforms no guarantees that a political or social protest will not result in immediate...

Monitoring Mission on the civil society, media and human rights situation in Armenia

Following a visit to Armenia between 9-15 August 2016, the Monitoring Mission of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) on the civil society, media and human rights situation in Armenia published a report on the events of 17-31 July, which took place in...

Media Freedom

EaP CSF Recommendations on Combating Disinformation and Propaganda

On 31 January 2017, the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum organized a discussion at the European Parliament “Eastern Partnership: Battleground of Russia’s Disinformation War” hosted by MEP Jaromír Štětina (EPP, CZ). The Eastern Partnership media landscape and...

Public Administration Reform

Policy Paper on Public Administration and Local Governments Reforms in EaP Countries

The policy paper "Public Administration and Local Governments Reforms in Eastern Partnership Countries" , prepared by the Subgroup on Local Government and Public Administration reform of the Working Group 1 of EaP CSF, was produced in the framework of the project...

Security

Time for a New Security Architecture for NATO and Eastern Neighbours

This policy paper was produced within the framework of the Security Alert on the EU’s Eastern Doorstep, a project supported by the EaP CSF Re-granting Scheme, and published by the Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development/CIPDD...

New Paper Explores Policy Options for Improving Democracy Support in the EaP Region

The research paper “More Effective EU Democracy Support in the Eastern Partnership Ideas for the Slovak EU presidency and beyond” co-authored by Věra Řiháčková (EUROPEUM and Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum), Miriam Lexmann (EU Office of the International...

DCFTA Implementation

Georgia’s European Way: What’s Next?

In his commentary, Steven Blockmans, Head of EU Foreign Policy at CEPS (Centre for European Policy Studies) analyses the frontrunner position of Georgia among the Eastern Partnership countries. The Association Agreement between Georgia and the EU enriches EU-Georgia...

Handbook: How to Benefit from the DCFTA

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Geographical Indications in the EaP countries. Current State of Affairs

The Ecological Movement of Moldova and its partners from Kakheti Regional Development Foundation, International Charitable Organisation “Information Center “Green Dossier” and NGO Ecohome developed the research paper "Geographical Indications in the EaP countries....

Environment and Energy Security

Civil Society Calls for Better Regulations on Environment and Stronger Institutions: Recommendations on “Environmental Reform and Climate Change Adaptation” in the EaP

The new policy cycle should take into account the fundamental importance of preserving natural capital in the EaP countries – and strengthening their institutional framework, claims EaP CSF Policy Paper on Environment. The concerted action of EU...

The potential for paludiculture in the Eastern Partnership

As a part of the EaP CSF Re-granting project “Promotion of Paludiculture in Black Sea Region Wetlands for Carbon Sequestration, Sustainable Development and Community-Based Renewable Energy” the Environment People Law (Ukraine) and its partners...

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