The 12th Annual Assembly – “EaP beyond 2020: renewing commitments to rights, security, and the green agenda“, was held online on December 7-10, 2020, bringing together more than 300 CSOs and EaP and EU decision-makers to explore the contours of the EaP policy beyond 2020.

Against the backdrop of the recently finished war in Nagorno-Karabakh, a severe political crisis in Belarus, and a number of important elections that have taken place in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine this event will focus on our shared aspiration for a truly multi-stakeholder engagement with empowered civil society at the core of the EaP policy to deliver meaningful results for people.

The European Green Deal is raising the bar for the EU and EaP countries alike for the new cycle, prompting us to discuss a number of issues: potential obstacles to better environmental protection and climate change mitigation in the EaP, the conditions necessary for the effective participation of civil society in green reform processes and addressing environmental challenges, and the support required in order to implement the green agenda in the EaP.  

At the end of this year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will look back at how the virus has affected CSOs’ operations and what effects it will have on the reform agenda. The Annual Assembly will explore how civil society responded to current challenges, touching on new developments in citizens’ self-organisation and the bottom up initiatives launched to help others and searching for ways to support and cultivate these newly-emerged enthusiasm and mobilisation to become a sustainable generator of societal changes in 2021 and beyond.  

EaP CSF in 2020

EaP CSF 2020 in numbers

policy papers and statements

recommendations reflected in Joint Communication on EaP

COVID-19 Re-granting projects

zoom meetings held

Re-granting to WGs projects

Impressions from 2020

“Every crisis is also an opportunity that we can seize to reshape our future and build more trust. ”

Maia Sandu

President of the Republic of Moldova

“You, the civil society, are the cornerstone of the cooperation among the Eastern Partners, and between the Eastern Partners and the EU.”

Michael Roth

Minister of State for Europe, German Federal Foreign Office

“The reality of gender equality often requires men and boys to act in new ways, different from cultural stereotypes.”

Vladimer Mkervalishvili

Gender Expert, Rights Georgia

“The new challenges and increased difficulties of this year have resulted in civil society stepping up its efforts and innovation when standing up for fundamental human rights.”

Sofia Strive

EaP CSF Steering Committee Co-Chair

Our partners

The 12th Annual Assembly will take place with the financial support of our partners and donors. We would like to express our thank you for their contribution to our event.  The online event strategy was created in cooperation with Antonio Carlos Ruiz Soria – Economia Creativa. The content of the event are the sole responsibility of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum.

Pascal Willaumez

Statutory Affairs and Administration Manager
Tel: +32 2 893 25 86