The 13th Annual Assembly “Road to recovery: fostering reform and resilience for a stronger Eastern Partnership” will be held online from 30 November to 2 December 2021, bringing together more than 300 CSOs and EaP and EU decision-makers to discuss the last steps and challenges ahead of the 6th Eastern Partnership Summit (15-16 December 2021), as well as the ambitions and policy objectives set out in the new policy documents

 

The road to successful recovery from the several unprecedented crises that have continued to grip the region in the course of 2021 has to be just, inclusive and in line with the core values that are at the basis of the Eastern Partnership. Building on messages from civil society voiced in the run-up to the EaP Summit, the debate on how best to put into practice the new EaP agenda, new single financial instrument ‘Global Europe – NDICI’ and new EaP architecture, in order to foster reform and resilience, will focus on security challenges, accountability as well as meaningful civil society involvement.

The 2021 Annual Assembly will also conclude the work of the delegates of the first two-year cycle of the Forum’s history and take stock of the fitness of the EaP CSF WGs for the new EaP policy and updated multilateral architecture. The event will also provide a space to discuss the Forum’s draft Strategy for 2022-2030 and prepare the ground for its validation and adoption.

30 November 2021

Day 1 – Check and launch – countdown to the EaP Summit

10:00 - 11:00 - Opening Ceremony of the 13th Annual Assembly of the EaP CSF

The Opening Ceremony will launch the 13th Annual Assembly of the EaP CSF by presenting the main achievements of the past year. The high-level keynote speakers from the civil society, EU institutions and EaP partners will deliver major messages ahead of the 6th EaP Summit.

Speakers:

Maia Sandu, President of the Republic of Moldova (video address)

Charles Michel, President of the European Council (video address)

Ann Linde, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sweden (video address)

Olivér Várhelyi, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, DG NEAR (video address)

Tatsiana Khomich, Coordination Council Representative for political prisoners, Viktar Babaryka Team Coordinator

Moderators:

Ana Indoitu, Director, INVENTO

Sofia Strive, EaP CSF Steering Committee Co-Chair

Irina Sukhy, EaP CSF Steering Committee Co-Chair

11:00 - 11:15 - Break
11:15 - 12:30 - Thematic panel 1: Policy check ahead of the Eastern Partnership Summit

This high-level panel will address the major ambitions, political challenges and policy objectives ahead of the upcoming EaP Summit, and also the expectations for EU-EaP relations in the coming years by various stakeholders coming from the EU and EaP sides. The EaP region has been experiencing several unprecedented crises including the COVID-19 pandemic and conflicts in the area, namely the war in the region of Nagorno Karabakh, which have further deepened the existing social, economic and political issues of the EaP region with apparent democratic regression. For the EaP summit to embark on a path of successful recovery, the impact of the crisis, conflicts and regression of human rights have to be properly reflected at the EaP Summit. The questions to be answered during the panel are the following: What pre-conditions influence having a politically ambitious EaP Summit with a firm commitment by the political leadership of the EaP countries, combined with a strong and consistent commitment by the European Commission and EU member states? What are the implications for the EU and the new agenda set out by the EaP Summit? What are the conditions for successful cooperation in the upcoming period? Is the new EaP architecture open for a two-track approach that allows Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine to move faster and deepen their integration efforts? What are the unprecedented challenges for civil society and activists regarding the major hindrance to deliver on the joint EaP policy objectives?

Speakers:

Luc Devigne, Deputy Managing Director for Russia, Eastern Partnership, Central Asia, Regional cooperation and OSCE, EEAS

Lawrence Meredith, Director, Neighbourhood East and Institution Building, Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission

Emine Dzhaparova (tbc), First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ukraine

Anna Westerholm, Ambassador for the Eastern Partnership, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden

Lousineh Hakobyan, President, Europe in Law Association, EaP CSF SC Member, Armenia

Shahla Ismayil, Chairwoman, Women’s Association for Rational Development, EaP CSF SC Member, Azerbaijan

Moderator:

Elena Korosteleva, Director, Global Europe Center; Visiting Professor Oxford Belarus Observatory, University of Oxford

12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch break
13:30 - 14:30 - General Assembly - EaP CSF by 2030: Our strategic vision and journey

The panel discussion on the new EaP CSF Strategy 2022-2030 will present the process of strategy development, its context and vision for 2030. The General Assembly meeting is a unique occasion to look at the draft Strategy and exchange views. If adopted, the Strategy will guide the life of the Forum, its practices, processes and policy approaches in the course of this decade and will be of utmost relevance for all members of the Forum and decision-making bodies. The General Assembly meeting is open to all EaP CSF delegates, interested members and observers.

Speakers:

Snjezana Bokulic, Strategy Consultant

Vera Rihackova Pachta, Interim Director, EaP CSF SC Secretariat

Discussants:

Mikayel Hovhannisyan, Programme Director, Eurasia Partnership Foundation, EaP CSF WG1 Coordinator

Viorel Chivriga, Director of the Economic Department, IDIS Viitorul, EaP CSF WG2 Delegate

Olena Kravchenko, Executive Director, Environment-People-Law, EaP CSF WG3 Delegate

Sabina Alakbarova, Chair, “Young Leaders” Education-Training and Development Public Union, EaP CSF WG4 Delegate

Olena Pavlenko, President, DixiGroup, EaP CSF WG3 Delegate

Lasha Bliadze, Georgian Trade Union Confederation, EaP CSF WG5 Delegate

Moderators:

Ana Otilia Nutu, EaP CSF Steering Committee Member

Tatiana Poshevalova, EaP CSF Steering Committee Member

14:30 - 15:00 - Break
15:00 - 16:30 - EaP Index: Charting Performance on Democratic Reforms and Policy Convergence in 2020-2021

The session will introduce the new Eastern Partnership Index 2021. This most up-to-date report on the EaP’s regulatory approximation with the EU presents monitoring results by EaP country experts in 14 thematic areas. The session will tackle challenges in successful reform delivery, outline recommendations for improvement on democracy, good governance and sectoral reforms in support of transformational change.

Speakers:

Tamar Khidasheli, Deputy Director of the Democracy Research Institute on justice reform

Veronika Movchan, Academic Director, Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting, Ukraine and Sector reporter on Free market and DCFTA

Veronica Cretu, Open Government and Data for Development Expert

Moderator:

Kerry Longhurst, EaP Index editor, EaP CSF

16:30 - 16:45 - Break
16:45 - 17:30 - e-Reception - Let’s Mingle and Unwind with Award and Networking

This session is dedicated to the Pavel Sheremet Award ceremony, followed by a virtual toast and networking.

1 December 2021

Day 2 – Road to recovery: delivering jointly on the economic investment plan, reform and resilience

09:00 - 09:15 - The day today
09:15 - 09:30 - Break
09:30 - 10:45 - WG meetings

o Working Group 1 (strategic focus) 
o Working Group 2 (thematic focus)
o Working Group 5 (thematic focus) 

Each Working Group (WG) meeting within the Annual Assembly is made up of two parts: one of the WG sessions will be focused on the ongoing strategic reform of the WGs and will be led by an external strategist Snejzana Bokulic; one session will be focused on the specific thematic areas of each Working Group and will be led by the WG Coordinators.

10:45 - 11:00 - Break
11:00 - 12:30 - Parallel country stakeholder sessions (Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine)

CSOs from each EaP country and the EU member states will discuss the most pertinent issues for a given EaP country with representatives of the national authorities and the EU institutions.

Belarus: Strengthening the role of Belarusian Civil Society in the Eastern Partnership

The session will address the current situation of the Belarusian civil society within the EaP framework, following the announcement by the MFA of Belarus to suspend the participation in the EaP and the wishing to withdraw from the Readmission Agreement. The participation of non-governmental institutionalized actors (civil society, private sector representatives, local communities, etc.) has become complicated due to unprecedented pressure from the Belarusian authorities within the country. On the other hand, these agents have no formal barriers to further participation in various dimensions and platforms of the Eastern Partnership. Thus, the focus of the session will be on how to strengthen the role of the Belarusian CS within the EaP.

Speakers:

Małgorzata Łatkiewicz-Pawlak, Ambassador for Eastern Partnership, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland
Andrei Yahorau, Chairman of the BNP Coordination Committee
Representative of the European External Action Service, working with the Republic of Belarus
Evelina Schulz, EU Delegation to Belarus

Moderator:

Mikalai Kvantaliani, Association “New Group”, board member Coordination Committee BNP CSF EaP

Moldova: Tackling the energy crisis in Moldova: Short- and medium-term actions for enhancing Moldova’s energy security

The session will address the Gazprom-caused energy situation affecting the Moldovan politics, economy and society, addressing elements of: (i) (geo)politics related to the possible conditions on which Gazprom insists (namely, the historical debt, supply of natural gas to the Transnistrian region which does not pay for it, and the postponement of the implementation of the 3rd Energy Package); (ii) economic situation (the inflationary and competitiveness effects as a result of the increase in tariffs for natural gas); (iii) social effects, as a result of the impact of raising tariffs and overall inflation on the poor; (iv) infrastructure constraints, due to Moldova’s limited alternatives to import natural gas and electricity; and (v) internal political landscape, as this situation will most likely be explored by the opposition (major protests are expected).

Speakers:

Andrei Spinu, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Republic of Moldova
Sergiu Tofilat, Energy Expert, Community Watchdog.md, Moldova

Moderator:

Adrian Lupusor, Executive Director, Independent Economic Think-tank “Expert-Grup”, Moldova NP Facilitator

Ukraine: Ukraine’s Integration into the EU’s Digital Single Market: Challenges and Opportunities

This session will assess the progress of Ukraine’s integration into the EU’s Digital Single Market as well as how to focus on this agenda and prioritise the related tasks for the government. Civil society will discuss with the national and EU stakeholders how to address issues that are only generally described in the Ukrainian Roadmap for Integration into the Digital Single Market, as well as in other plans and documents from the Government of Ukraine and the European Commission that deserve further elaboration.

Speakers:

Yuliya Garyacha, Head of the Expert Group on European integration, Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine
Volodymyr Nochvai, Senior Researcher, Civic Union “The Centre for Innovations Development”, EaP CSF UNP WG2
Tanel Tang, Policy Officer, Support Group on Ukraine, DG NEAR, European Commission
Andrii Dresviannikov, Expert on Trust Services and e-commerce, Ukrainian Center for European Policy

Moderator:

Ivan Kulchytskyy, President, Agency of European Innovations, Coordinator of the EaP CSF UNP WG4

12:30 - 13:15 - Lunch break
13:15 - 14:45 - Thematic panel 2: Setting the EaP’s economic recovery in motion

Over the last decade, the European Union has worked together with international financial institutions (IFIs) and EaP governments to develop stronger and more diversified economies in the EaP region, particularly by supporting SMEs, sustaining job creation and trade opportunities. The results have been promising, but more needs to be done in light of the post-COVID-19 socio-economic recovery. The renewed agenda for recovery, resilience and reform for the Eastern Partnership underpinned by the Economic and Investment Plan requires a multi-stakeholder commitment to continue to address past, current, and future challenges arising from both the unprecedented effects of the pandemic and the climate-economy nexus. It is an opportunity to unlock stagnant structural reforms in the region, continue the progress made in terms of access to finance and support for SMEs, boost digital transformation, and upgrade health systems – all by leveraging significant volumes of investments. At the same time, creating synergies between the EU, IFIs and the national, regional and local governments in each EaP country should remain part of this process. How to ensure the multi-stakeholder implementation of investment plans in all priority areas? How can we guarantee an equitable recovery that does not leave anyone behind and enhances both economic and environmental sustainability across the EaP region? What are the major lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis that have to be foreseen in implementation of flagship initiatives with each EaP country? What is the experience of civil society in such multi-stakeholder cooperation and what role can the CSOs play? How can we ensure that the “green route” is economically and fiscally effective and socially inclusive?

Speakers:

Nicholas Cendrowicz, Deputy Head of Unit Georgia, Moldova, Economic Investment Plan Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), European Commission
Sergiu Gaibu, Minister of Economy of Moldova
Samir Aliyev, Board member of Center for Support for Economic
Initiatives, Azerbaijan
Catarina Bjorlin Hansen, Regional Head for the Caucasus, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Moderator:

Nino Evgenidze, Director, Economic Policy Research Center, Georgia

14:45 - 15:00 - Break
15:00 - 16:15 - WG meetings

o Working Group 3 (strategic focus)
o Working Group 4 (thematic focus)

16:15 - 16:30 - Break
16:30 - 17:30 - Side events

The aim of this section is to provide EaP CSF members with a space to co-create their own sessions as side events to the Forum’s Annual Assembly.

Side event 1 (60 min): Global Europe – NDICI: What are the funding opportunities for CSOs from EaP countries in the coming 7 years 

With an overall allocation of €79.5 billion, the new European Commission’s instrument Global Europe (NDICI) for the period 2021-2027 will cover the EU cooperation with all third countries and at least €19.32 billion will be dedicated for the Neighbourhood countries. Apart from the geographical programmes, Global Europe will contain four thematic programmes – Human Rights and Democracy; Civil Society Organisations; Peace, Stability and Conflict Prevention; and Global Challenges. Global Europe has a strong focus on grants, blending and guarantees, which will allow the EU to strategically promote public and private investment. 

The side event will focus on the funding opportunities for non-governmental organisations either via the EU Delegations or centrally launched calls from Brussels.           

Speakers:                    

Jeroen Willems, Deputy Head of Unit C.2 Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus & Eastern Partnership Coordination, DG NEAR

Kristina Hrbková, Czech Permanent Representation to the EU,  Development cooperation and humanitarian aid (CODEV, COHAFA)

Moderator:                

Pavel Havlicek, Research Fellow at the Research Centre  Association for International Affairs, Czech Republic

Side event 2 (60 min): Analysing the Role of CSOs in DCFTA Implementation in the Trio States – Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine

The Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) together with the Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE) and Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER) hosts this event. The aim of the conference is to present the key findings and recommendations of the joint report developed by Georgian, Moldovan, and Ukrainian researchers about the role of civil society organizations in the implementation of the DCFTAs in the Associated Trio. Particular emphasis is on the assessments of the CSOs’ roles in informing the local SMEs regarding the opportunities of the DCFTAs. The discussion will be dedicated to the good practices and limitations of the CSO engagement in the implementation of the DCFTAs in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. The event audience will have an opportunity to listen to the assessments of the EU experts as well as the perspectives of the EU delegation representatives from Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. The key audience of the event will consist of the EaP CSF platform representatives from the relevant working groups, independent experts, scholars, academics, SME representatives, and other stakeholders who will have an opportunity to engage in the discussion. The official language of the event will be English and simultaneous translation will be provided in Georgian, Romanian, and Ukrainian languages in Zoom.           

Welcome Remarks:   

Dr. Kornely Kakachia, Director, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP)

Speakers:                     

Dr. Tinatin Akhvlediani, Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) & Affiliated Analyst, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP)

Elene Panchulidze, Affiliated Analyst, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP)

Stanislav Ghiletchi, Deputy Research Director, Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE, Moldova)

Mihai Mogildea, Team Leader, Europeanisation Programme, Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE, Moldova)Anastasiya Kropova, Junior Research Fellow,  The Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER Ukraine)

Bohdan Kostiv, Junior Research Fellow, The Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER Ukraine)

Discussants:              

Dominik Papenheim (tbc), Thematic Coordinator for Economic Development and Market opportunities, Delegation of the European Union to Georgia

Dmytro Shulga (tbc), Program Manager, European Program, International Renaissance Foundation (Ukraine)

Vasile Plămădeală (tbc), Trade Officer,  EU Delegation to Moldova

Moderator:                

Michael Emerson, Senior Research Fellow, Project Leader of 3dcftas.eu, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Side event 3 (60 min) Local Economic Development Agency of Yavoriv District, Ukraine – Road to Climate Neutrality: Road for EaP Countries

By now, the EU countries have an understanding on what their aims and way to climate neutrality look like. But what about the EaP countries? And at least countries of the Associated Trio? Climate protection needs and economic reality in the EaP countries are not the same as in the EU. It needs additional communication and development of its own road map. Let’s start from the Associated Trio to work out the Climate Neutrality Road Map. This event can be the starting point as it will discuss the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) in the case of Ukraine as one of the countries most exposed to CBAM as well as touch upon possibilities for dialogue and cooperation with regard to the implementation of specific elements CBAM.

Furthermore, the side event will focus on the topic of food safety within a chain ‘from farm to fork’ as a central concept of the European Green Deal. Last but not least, the speakers will discuss the climate policy of Ukraine, mainly, the country’s pathways towards climate neutrality and the main drivers of changes towards a low-carbon economy.

Speakers:                   

Olga Boiko, European Business Association          

Larysa Starikova, Analytical Center of the Agrarian Union of Ukraine

Oleksandra Pravdyva, Leading Council, Club of Economists, EU-UA Civil Society Platform

Natalia Harbuz, PPD Network Consortium

Natalia Garashchenko, Coordinator WG 3 EU-UA Civil Society Platform (Ukraine)

Manana Tsulaia, Expert, Biological Farming Association “Elkan

Moderator:               

Iryna Kuropas, Deputy Head of Local Economic Development Agency of Yavoriv District, Ukraine

2 December 2021

Day 3 – Democratic governance and core values at the heart of resilience 

09:00 - 09:15 - The day today
09:15 - 09:30 - Break
09:30 - 11:00 - Parallel country stakeholder sessions (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia)

CSOs from each EaP country and the EU member states will discuss the most pertinent issues for a given EaP country with representatives of the national authorities and the EU institutions.

Armenia: What Role for the EU in Armenia: opportunities for an effective partnership
Alongside multiple challenges facing the European Union’s (EU) Eastern Partnership (EaP), the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war (the Second Karabakh war) further demonstrated that the EU needs more – not less – engagement in the region. During and after the end of the armed conflict, many eyes turned to the EU in expectation of a diplomatic initiative for a comprehensive settlement of the conflict.
The session will primarily focus on current prospects, opportunities, and challenges for multi stakeholder cooperation, economic connectivity, and peacebuilding in the region. The speakers will further assess the ways to facilitate closer cooperation between the EU, the Armenian government, civil society and other international partners in meeting the post-war challenges in Armenia, including humanitarian, human rights and security issues, and thus, contributing to making the emerging regional order more viable.

Speakers:

Jeroen Willems, Deputy Head of Unit “Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Eastern Partnership Coordination”, European Commission, Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR.C2.), European Commission
Paruyr Hovhannisyan, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Armenia
Mikayel Hovhannisyan, Programme Director at the Eurasia Partnership Foundation, Armenia

Moderator:

Lousineh Hakobyan, President, Europe in Law Association, EaP CSF SC Member, Armenia

Azerbaijan: The role of civil society in EU-Azerbaijan relations: towards a renewed commitment for an enabling civil society environment
The session aims to discuss developments in EU-Azerbaijan relations in the aftermath of the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war (the Second Karabakh war) and of last year’s Cooperation Council meeting between the EU and Azerbaijan, touching upon the expectations for a new EU-Azerbaijan bilateral agreement.
In the context of ongoing discussions regarding the EU-Azerbaijan Partnership’s priorities, namely strengthening institutions and good governance, this session will also focus on prospects for re-establishing and renewing commitments to creating an enabling civil society environment, in terms of registration, operations and access to funding opportunities.

Speakers:

H.E. Ambassador Vaqif Sadiqov, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Kingdom of Belgium
H.E. Ambassador Peter Michalko, Head of EU Delegation to Azerbaijan
Ahmad Alili, Director, Caucasus Policy Analysis Centre

Moderator:

Shahla Ismayil, National Facilitator of the Azerbaijani National Platform of the EaP CSF

Georgia: Polarization as a Challenge on the European Way of Georgia

This session will focus on the issue of political polarization in Georgia since the high degree of confrontation between the political forces hinders the country’s development process, as well as the conduct of reforms vital for Georgia’s European future.

Speakers:

Kakha Kuchava, Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia
Ana Natsvlishvili, Member of Parliament of Georgia, Faction Lelo – Partnership for Georgia
Marina Kaljurand, MEP & Chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
Dorota Dlouchy-Suliga, Deputy Head of Division Eastern Partnership Bilateral, EEAS
Lasha Tughushi, Director, Liberal Academy Tbilisi Foundation

Moderator:

Kakha Gogolashvili, Director of EU Studies Center, GFSIS

11:00 - 11:15 - Break
11:15 - 12:30 - WG meetings

o Working Group 2 (strategic focus)
o Working Group 5 (strategic focus)
o Working Group 3 (thematic focus)

12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch break
13:30 - 14:45 - Thematic panel 3: Democratic governance in the EaP - Strengthening transparency, accountability and monitoring for post-crisis transformation

The future resilience of the EaP region is closely linked to the performance of the EaP countries in the areas of democratic governance, human rights and rule of law. When assessing the implementation of 20 Deliverables for 2020, it was remarked both by the civil society but also EU institutions that the EaP countries were lagging behind the defined targets. Frequent backsliding and push backs against the transparent and fair judiciary reforms, free media landscape, introduction of non-discrimination legislation including gender policies or repeated transgressions of human rights are undermining the reform ethos, citizens’ trust and expectations but also economic performance and business opportunities. Joint implementation and delivery on the targets set out in the new governance pillar of the EaP agenda is directly linked to the success of the economic pillar and overall resilience of the EaP countries. Democratic accountability has to be at the basis of successful recovery and post-crisis transformation of the region. How can we jointly better monitor the performance of the EaP governments in the governance pillar? Which tools are at hand and how well defined are the indicators and benchmarks in the JSWD? How can we jointly monitor the funding going to the region and make sure it is employed for the benefit of all citizens? How can we introduce and implement joint accountability for the delivery of the key targets? Civil society will discuss the best practices and recommendations with the stakeholders.

Speakers:

Kristinne Grigoryan, First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia
Oksana Kisselyova, Team leader, EU4Gender Equality Reform Helpdesk
Jeroen Willems, Deputy Head of Unit, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus & Eastern Partnership Coordination, DG NEAR, European Commission
Sofia Strive, Co- Chair, EaP CSF Steering Committee, ForumCiv
Andrei Yahorau, Director, Center for European Transformation, Belarus
Stefan Meister, Head, Program International Order and Democracy, German Council on Foreign Relations, EaP Think Tank Network

Moderator:

Iulian Groza, Executive Director, Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE), Moldova

14:45 - 15:00 - Break
15:00 - 16:15 - WG meetings

o Working Group 1 (thematic focus)
o Working Group 4 (strategic focus)

16:15 - 16:30 - Break
16:30 - 17:00 - Closing ceremony - The Road Ahead

In the closing ceremony, the participants will reflect on the main messages of AA 2021 and will be informed about the upcoming milestones in the delegate selection process, online adoption of the EaP CSF Strategy 2022-2030, elections for statutory roles. The guest speaker will provide an outline of the priorities of the upcoming Czech EU Council Presidency (July-December 2022) for the EaP and learn about the AA2022.

Speakers:

Sofia Strive, Co-chair of the EaP CSF Steering Committee

Irina Sukhy, Co-chair of the EaP CSF Steering Committee

Jaroslav Kurfürst, Special Envoy for the Eastern Partnership, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic

Moderator:

Ana Indoitu, Director, INVENTO

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 13th Annual Assembly will take place with the financial support of our partners and donors. We would like to express our gratitude for their contribution to our event. The content of this event is the sole responsibility of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum.

Contact us

Calum Robert Thomson

Administrative and Statutory Processes Manager
Email: calum.thomson@eap-csf.eu
Tel: +32 2 893 25 86