It is the highest decision-making body of the Forum that meets at the Annual Assembly every year to elect the members of the Steering Committee for a one-year term. The Forum brings together over 200 representatives of civil society organisations from the EaP region and the EU, government representatives and European officials. It is a leading civil society event that has become a solid platform of interaction over the last years, providing networking as well as experience-sharing opportunities.
This year, the 9th Annual Assembly will be taking place in Tallinn, Estonia on 25-27 October, together with the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Conference 2017. The Assembly has become one of the most successful regional initiatives organised for civil society in the Eastern Partnership.
The meeting serves as a platform, which focuses on the achievements and challenges of the Eastern Partnership and aims to facilitate a debate on how civil society can further develop and contribute to the development of the programme. It is also a platform where regional challenges are discussed and the future of European integration processes in the Eastern Partnership region are brought into focus with concrete projects initiatives and ideas for collaboration.
The by-laws, resolutions and statutes of the Forum are approved at the Annual Assembly. Between Annual Assemblies, the delegates of the previous Forum act as the highest decision-making body and can make decisions by majority vote through email voting.