EaP CSF Events
The EaP CSF aims to raise awareness of EaP and EU citizens addressing political, legal, financial and organisational capacity related constraints in the civil society’s operating environment via our public events in the EaP countries and the EU. We facilitate public discussions with experts and stakeholders and effectively communicate the civil society positions on democratic reforms and the EaP implementation.
The Annual Assembly serves as a platform for debate on the achievements of the Forum and the EaP in general, as well as on civil society contribution to the reform process in the region. Every year the event brings together over 200 civil society representatives from the EaP region and the EU, as well as other stakeholders.
- 14th Annual Assembly – Resilient Civil Society for a more ambitious Eastern Partnership, 5-7 December 2022, Prague, Czechia
- 13th Annual Assembly – Road to recovery: fostering reform and resilience for a stronger Eastern Partnership, 30 November – 2 December 2021 (online)
- 12th Annual Assembly – EaP beyond 2020: renewing commitments to rights, security, and the green agenda, 7 – 11 December 2020 (online)
The 4th Eastern Partnership Youth Conference – Youth for Revitalisation of Democracy – took place on 11-12 July 2022 in Prague.
Under the framework of the 4th Eastern Partnership Youth Conference – Youth for Revitalisation of Democracy, around 100 young people from the Eastern Partnership countries and the EU call on policy and decision-makers to rethink their political systems together with youth and to bring more effort into including young people at the heart of the democratic participatory process, as to build more democratic, inclusive, resilient and peaceful societies, it is essential to ensure meaningful youth participation and make the voices of young people heard on local, national, regional and international levels.
EU candidate status to Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova? Assessing options through the results of the Eastern Partnership Index.
The European Parliament and the European Commission have expressed their opinion of support towards giving Ukraine and Moldova candidate status and to work towards granting EU candidate status to Georgia by giving it European perspective. Waiting on the final opinion of the European Council on 23-24 June 2022, Member of the European Parliament Petras Auštrevičius and Tania Marocchi, EaP Index Manager at the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, discussed with Kerry Longhurst, EaP Index Editor and Professor at Collegium Civitas, Sergiy Gerasymchuk, Deputy Executive Director at the Foreign Policy Council “Ukrainian Prism”, Boris Navasardian, President of the Yerevan Press Club, and Ana Furtună, Director at the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, whether Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia – the so-called AA trio – should be granted EU candidate status, implications for the wider neighbourhood and the Eastern Partnership (EaP) policy.
In Search for COVID-19 Silver Lining: Opportunities and policy solutions to be harnessed in the EaP region
One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, how did Eastern Partnership countries experience its disruptive effect pervasive across various aspects of life and policy? The EaP CSF Policy Papers Series on the effects of COVID-19 offers a well-researched perspective over several thematic areas ranging from media freedom and digital literacy to labour migration and waste management. Together with the EU and EaP stakeholders, strategists, civil society and media we invite you to participate in our public discussion – In Search for COVID-19 Silver Lining: Opportunities and policy solutions to be harnessed in the EaP region – to take place online on 14 – 15 April 2021.
The idea of the conference was conceived during the EaP Platform 4 meeting in Brussels on 14 December 2015, the event was consequently included into the EaP 2016 working plans, and stands out as a positive example of efficient cooperation with the civil society within the multilateral dimension of the Eastern Partnership policy.
- 4th Eastern Partnership Youth Conference – Youth for Revitalisation of Democracy (11-12 July 2022, Prague)
- 3rd Eastern Partnership Youth Conference – Youth for Environment (24-26 September 2020, Online)
- 2nd Eastern Partnership Youth Conference – Youth for Entrepreneurship (8-9 November 2018, Vienna)
- 1st Eastern Partnership Youth Conference – Youth for Rights (27-28 October 2016, Bratislava)
EaP CSF and its member organisations have been monitoring apprehensively the ongoing integration negotiations of Belarus and the Russian Federation. In a recent joint statement of the Belarusian National Platform of the EaP CSF and the Russian Civil Society Forum, the two parties have expressed their deep concerns about the negotiations: Civil society in Belarus lacks access to the discussions, led behind closed doors. To raise the awareness of the EU on the current situation, the member of the European Parliament, Petras Auštrevičius initiated together with the Renew Europe and Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum a public discussion in the European Parliament. Read more here.