Civil Society Forum
EaP CSF is the largest umbrella organisation of NGOs from the Eastern Partnership region and the EU, working together with +1000 organisations to promote European integration, facilitate reforms and democratic transformations in the six Eastern Partnership countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
Our mission is to ensure effective participation of civil societies of Eastern Partnership and the EU in the process of planning, monitoring and implementation of the Eastern Partnership policy in constructive dialogue with the EU and EaP decision-makers. EaP CSF is the only Civil Society organisation to have an observer status within the official EaP Architecture. On a regular basis we are invited to attend the EaP ministerial meetings, Senior Official Meetings, EaP Platforms and Panels, CORLEAP and Euronest Parliamentary Assembly meetings.
The Eastern Partnership (EaP) is a policy initiative that aims to bring the six Eastern neighbours – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine – closer to the EU. Read more about the EaP policy here.
To fulfil our role in facilitating the process of transformation in the EaP region, the Forum operates as a self-standing independent actor via different entities. The General Assembly is the highest decision making body in the EaP CSF. It offers a platform for debate on the achievements of the Forum and the EaP in general. The Steering Committe serves as the governing board of the CSF, developing strategies for future development and guiding the activities of the Forum. The Secretariat works hand in hand with the Steering Committee as an information, coordination and expertise hub for the participants of the Forum, the bodies of the Forum, and stakeholders in Brussels and Eastern Partnership countries. The Forum is rooted into local civil society in the EU and EaP countries via National Platforms and Working Groups. They facilitate the achievement of the goals of the Eastern Partnership policies in each of the EaP countries. Follow the button to learn more about our structure.
EaP CSF statutory documents
“The Articles Of Association Of The Secretariat Of The Steering Committee Of The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum” (adopted in 2012) is the main internal document of the EaP CSF (hereinafter referred to as the Forum). It provides a comprehensive description of the rules and procedures of the Forum (in line with the Concept of the Forum). All EaP CSF members, delegates, structures and decision-making bodies are expected to respect and be bound to the rules and procedures contained in this document.
The Secretariat of the Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (in French: le Secrétariat du Comité de Pilotage du Forum de la Société Civile du Partenariat Oriental) (hereinafter referred to as the Secretariat) is the legal representative of the Forum. It is registered under Belgian Law as an International Non-Profit Association (Association Internationale Sans But Lucratif (AISBL). The Statute of the Secretariat provides a framework of Forum’s work and activities.
The current Strategy of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum for 2018 – 2020 outlines the major internal and external trends and factors that play a role in shaping the activities of the Forum.