EaP CSF Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is the representative body of the EaP CSF with a mandate from civil society in the EaP countries and EU member states. It serves as the governing board of the CSF and consists of 12 members elected for a two-year term. 6 members of the Steering Committee are are elected by the National Platforms in each EaP country and serve as Country Facilitators. Another 6 members represent the Working Groups of the Forum and share the duties of Working Group Coordinators. All members of the Steering Committee act on a voluntary basis.

The body meets several times per year to develop strategies for future development and guide the activities of the Forum. The Committee has a number of responsibilities that include among others representing the Forum at the highest levels both in the EaP countries and the EU, developing concepts for further CSF development and priorities for its activities, promoting the values, goals, and activities of the EaP CSF, advocating on behalf of the Forum for the matters of importance to the Forum, engaging representatives of National Platforms, Working Groups, and Sub-groups sharing information with CSF representatives and with broader stakeholder community.

Country Facilitator for Armenia
Lousineh Hakobyan, Europe in Law Association, Armenia
Email: armenia@eap-csf.eu

Working Group 1 Coordinator
Mikayel Hovhannisyan, Eurasia Partnership Foundation, Armenia
Email: wg1@eap-csf.eu

Country Facilitator for Azerbaijan
Rasul Jafarov, Human Rights Club, Azerbaijan
Email: azerbaijan@eap-csf.eu

Working Group 4 Coordinator
Zaur Akbar, Youth Club Public Union, Azerbaijan
Email: wg4@eap-csf.eu

Working Group 2 EU Coordinator
Olga Chyzhova, Digital Communication Network, Estonia
Email: eu@eap-csf.eu

Co-chair of the Steering Committee (EaP)
Working Group 3 Coordinator
Ina Coseru, National Environmental Center, Moldova
Email: wg3@eap-csf.eu

Working Group 2 Coordinator
Maksym Koriavets, Polissya Foundation for International and Regional Studies, Ukraine
Email: wg2@eap-csf.eu

Country Facilitator for Georgia
Natia Kuprashvili, Journalism Resource Center, Georgia
Email: georgia@eap-csf.eu

Country Facilitator for Belarus
Mikalai Kvantaliani, Association “New Group”, Belarus
Email: belarus@eap-csf.eu

Working Group 5 Coordinator
Tatiana Marian, National Trade Union Confederation of Moldova
Email: wg5@eap-csf.eu

Country Facilitator for Moldova
Ion Manole, Promo-LEX Association, Moldova
Email: moldova@eap-csf.eu

Country Facilitator for Ukraine
Yurii Vdovenko, Center for cross-border cooperation, Ukraine
Email: ukraine@eap-csf.eu

Co-chair of the Steering Committee (EU)
Working Group 1 EU Coordinator
Sofia Strive, Forum Syd, Sweden
Email: eu@eap-csf.eu