Civil Society Forum
The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) aims to strengthen civil society in the Eastern Partnership countries as well as foster cooperation and the exchange of experience between civil society organisations from partner countries and the EU.
Its mission is to facilitate and strengthen the active and expert engagement of civil society in the Eastern Partnership and in the Eastern dimension of EU external relations policies. In addition, it aims to further participatory governance and accountable policy making in the democratic transition and European integration of the Eastern Partnership countries, including their prospective EU membership.
At the national level, the EaP CSF aims to strengthen the diversity and plurality of public discourse and policy making in the Eastern Partnership countries by holding governments accountable and promoting fundamental freedoms, participatory democracy and human rights.
The EaP CSF achieves its objectives through:
- implementing flagship projects that monitor and facilitate democratic transition in the Eastern Partnership region;
- providing direct input and submission of written opinions and recommendations in the early stages of policy making both in the Eastern partners and the EU;
- conducting advocacy campaigns at critical junctures;
- monitoring the implementation of commitments and agreements made between the EU and the Partner countries within the framework of the Eastern Partnership.
Consultation process on the creation of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF)
Prague Eastern Partnership Summit – Concept paper on the EaP CSF
1st EaP CSF Annual Assembly in Brussels, Belgium
2nd EaP CSF General Assembly in Berlin, Germany
3rd EaP CSF Annual Assembly in Poznan, Poland
Registration of the EaP CSF Secretariat as a Belgian non-profit organization
4th EaP CSF Annual Assembly, Stockholm, Sweden
Start of the EaP CSF Secretariat operation
5th EaP CSF Annual Assembly in Chisinau, Moldova
6th EaP CSF Annual Assembly in Batumi, Georgia
7th EaP CSF Annual Assembly in Kyiv, Ukraine
8th EaP CSF Annual Assembly in Brussels, Belgium
9th EaP CSF Annual Assembly and EaP Civil Society Conference in Tallinn, Estonia
EaP CSF Strategy 2018-2020 adopted