How to become a delegate of EaP CSF?
The delegates are CSOs from EaP countries and the EU whose representatives are selected for a two-year cycle from current members of the Forum and non-members based on their expression of interest in response to the EaP CSF-initiated call, following the established selection criteria and geographic and thematic quotas.
Every two years, EaP CSF launches a call for delegates representing organizations from the six EaP countries and European Member States. Throughout their mandate, selected delegates will attend yearly working group meetings and two annual assemblies, jointly advocate, expand their network and a lot more.
The delegates of the Forum will be selected for the upcoming two-year cycle (2020-2021) based on the votes of National Platforms, Working Group Coordinators and EU Delegations in line with the selection criteria and geographic and thematic quotas.
The call for delegates for the cycle 2020-2021 is now closed. The selection process will be concluded and available here by mid-March 2020.
How to become a member of EaP CSF?
Membership in the EaP CSF is open to all bona fide civil society organisations (CSOs) from the EaP countries and EU member states that are active in the EU Eastern Neighbourhood or that are working on the thematic priorities of the EaP CSF. These can include NGOs, think tanks, non-profit foundations, trade unions, employers’ organisations, professional associations, chambers of commerce, business associations, national and international CSOs/networks and other relevant civil society actors from the EaP region, but also from the EU Member States.
To be eligible, applicants must be non-governmental, non-partisan (not affiliated institutionally to a political party) organisations that respect democratic values. They should be bona fide, independent organisations in their own right.
Members of the Forum are organisations who have taken part in at least one Annual Assembly or who are members of one of the six National Platforms.
Delegates are selected every two years in line with the delegates’ selection criteria. Delegates participate actively in the two-year cycle, attending annual Working group meetings and Annual Assemblies, and enjoy voting rights at the level of the Forum.
In short: All delegates are members, but not all members are delegates, given that they may have already completed their cycle.
If you are a EaP-based organisation and you fulfil the eligibility requirements above, you can:
- apply to become a member of your country’s EaP CSF National Platform. [Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine]. This grants you membership in the EaP CSF as well.
- Apply to become a delegate to the Forum once the call for delegates is launched (every two-years, see below).
If you are a EU-based organisation and you fulfil the eligibility requirements above, you can:
- Apply to become a member of the Forum by being recommended by two current Forum members from two different countries who will send their recommendation letters on your behalf to the Secretariat. You can browse the list of members here and find a sample of the recommendation letter here.
- Apply to become a delegate once the call for delegates is launched (every two-years, see below).