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Application for the Annual Assembly

The selection procedure takes place once a year, the call for applications for the Annual Assemblies is usually launched in March. To participate, a civil society organisation must submit an expression of interest to join. When the Steering Committee receives the expression of interest, they apply the agreed criteria to the consideration of the application.

Criteria for Participation in Annual Assemblies

  • Geographic Origin or Nationality

A majority of CSF participants should come from civil society organisations of the six partner countries of the EaP. However, the number of civil society organisations from each country must be balanced. A proportion of civil society organisations from EU MS that are active in the Partner countries are encouraged to participate in order to share their experience and expertise of EU affairs and policies. The Forum should also strive to promote a wide variety of participants from Partner countries and from EU member states.

  • Diversity & Proportionality

Participants should represent a wide variety of civil society organisations, including independent democratic social partner organisations, from the Partner countries and from the EU. Participating organisations should be able to take part in one or more of the working groups.

  • Experience in EU affairs/European Neighbourhood Policy/Eastern Partnership

Past and current activities, as well as achievements and results will be taken into account. Each participating organisation must be committed to achieving the objectives of the EaP.