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 200 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.
Impressions from 2020
“Every crisis is also an opportunity that we can seize to reshape our future and build more trust. ”
“You, the civil society, are the cornerstone of the cooperation among the Eastern Partners, and between the Eastern Partners and the EU.”
“The reality of gender equality often requires men and boys to act in new ways, different from cultural stereotypes.”
“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.”
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.