Recent Policy Papers

“Monitoring Public Policies in Moldova” Report by EaP CSF Moldovan National Platform WG1 Sheds New Light on Democratic Principles and Rule of Law

The following report points to a progressive worsening of the situation in Moldova, especially with regards to the rule of law. Recent events show that the electoral legal framework works to the benefit of the ruling party, going against recommendations put together...
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EaP CSF Members Consultation on the Revised System of Multilateral Platforms and Panels

Last November, at the 2017 Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels, a revised system of platforms and panels was adopted to contribute towards the implementation of the “20 Deliverables for 2020”. Under this system, panels advance the work at the technical...
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Belarus Roadmap for Higher Education Reform – 5th Monitoring Report (February-May 2017)

The Belarusian Independent Bologna Committee (BIBC) and Ad Hoc Commission of Belarusian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (BNP EaP CSF) released the 5th Monitoring Report of the Roadmap implementation for higher education reform in...
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Geographical Indications in the EaP countries. Current State of Affairs

The Ecological Movement of Moldova and its partners from Kakheti Regional Development Foundation, International Charitable Organisation “Information Center “Green Dossier” and NGO Ecohome developed the research paper “Geographical Indications in the EaP...
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Machine Industry Transformation in Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova

The policy paper “Machine Industry Transformation in Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova” was produced within the project “Vulnerable Employment in Machinery in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine: Setting a Common Policy Agenda”, supported by the EaP CSF...
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Policy Papers by Topic


Recommendations for the EaP Summit

EaP CSF Members Consultation on the Revised System of Multilateral Platforms and Panels

Last November, at the 2017 Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels, a revised system of platforms and panels was adopted to contribute towards the implementation of the “20 Deliverables for 2020”. Under this system, panels advance the work at the technical...
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Policy recommendations from the Eastern Partnership Think Tank Forum

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EaP CSF Analysis of the EU Paper on 20 Eastern Partnership Deliverables for 2020

The EaP CSF produced a detailed commentary to the Joint Staff Working Document (JSWD) “Eastern Partnership – Focusing on key priorities and deliverables”, issued by the European Commission and the European External Action Service in December 2016. It is the EU’s...
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Anti-Corruption

Political parties and election campaign financing in the EaP countries

Promo-LEX Association (Moldova) along with All-Ukrainian nongovernmental organization “Committee of voters of Ukraine” (CVU) (Ukraine), International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) (Georgia) and The Civil Network “OPORA” (Ukraine) released the policy...
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Civil Society Empowerment

Cooperation between civil society and state sector: problems and solutions

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Human Rights

Systemic Democratisation, Human Rights Progress Should Be at the Top of EU-Belarus Partnership Agenda, Say Civil Society Monitors

Following the wave of protests in late February-March 2017, the EaP CSF Monitoring Mission visited Belarus during the period of 28 March-1 April 2017 and developed a set of recommendations towards the EU, Belarusian authorities and civil society. Even in the absence...
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It is time for the EU to apply conditionality vis-à-vis Belarus, says EaP CSF monitoring mission

  Albeit after the release of political prisoners in August 2015 the situation with human and civil rights in Belarus was relatively calm, in the absence of systemic changes and reforms no guarantees that a political or social protest will not result in immediate...
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Monitoring Mission on the civil society, media and human rights situation in Armenia

Following a visit to Armenia between 9-15 August 2016, the Monitoring Mission of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) on the civil society, media and human rights situation in Armenia published a report on the events of 17-31 July, which took place in...
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Preliminary Findings and Recommendations of the EaP CSF Monitoring Mission to Armenia

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Media Freedom

EaP CSF Recommendations on Combating Disinformation and Propaganda

On 31 January 2017, the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum organized a discussion at the European Parliament “Eastern Partnership: Battleground of Russia’s Disinformation War” hosted by MEP Jaromír Štětina (EPP, CZ). The Eastern Partnership media landscape and...
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Public Administration Reform

Policy Paper on Public Administration and Local Governments Reforms in EaP Countries

The policy paper “Public Administration and Local Governments Reforms in Eastern Partnership Countries” , prepared by the Subgroup on Local Government and Public Administration reform of the Working Group 1 of EaP CSF, was produced in the framework of the...
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Security

Time for a New Security Architecture for NATO and Eastern Neighbours

This policy paper was produced within the framework of the Security Alert on the EU’s Eastern Doorstep, a project supported by the EaP CSF Re-granting Scheme, and published by the Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development/CIPDD (Georgia), in partnership...
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Security Challenges of the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood

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New Paper Explores Policy Options for Improving Democracy Support in the EaP Region

The research paper “More Effective EU Democracy Support in the Eastern Partnership Ideas for the Slovak EU presidency and beyond” co-authored by Věra Řiháčková (EUROPEUM and Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum), Miriam Lexmann (EU Office of the International...
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Strategies for Strengthening Security in the EaP Countries Analyzed in a New Policy Paper

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DCFTA Implementation

Georgia’s European Way: What’s Next?

In his commentary, Steven Blockmans, Head of EU Foreign Policy at CEPS (Centre for European Policy Studies) analyses the frontrunner position of Georgia among the Eastern Partnership countries. The Association Agreement between Georgia and the EU enriches EU-Georgia...
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Handbook: How to Benefit from the DCFTA

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Geographical Indications in the EaP countries. Current State of Affairs

The Ecological Movement of Moldova and its partners from Kakheti Regional Development Foundation, International Charitable Organisation “Information Center “Green Dossier” and NGO Ecohome developed the research paper “Geographical Indications in the EaP...
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Environment and Energy Security

The potential for paludiculture in the Eastern Partnership

As a part of the EaP CSF Re-granting project “Promotion of Paludiculture in Black Sea Region Wetlands for Carbon Sequestration, Sustainable Development and Community-Based Renewable Energy” the Environment People Law (Ukraine) and its partners NGO Agricola (Ukraine),...
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Higher Education Reform

Belarus Roadmap for Higher Education Reform – 6th Monitoring Report (May-October 2017)

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Belarus Roadmap for Higher Education Reform – 5th Monitoring Report (February-May 2017)

The Belarusian Independent Bologna Committee (BIBC) and Ad Hoc Commission of Belarusian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (BNP EaP CSF) released the 5th Monitoring Report of the Roadmap implementation for higher education reform in...
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The Quality of Higher Education: National Endeavours in the European Context

The policy paper “The Quality of Higher Education: National Endeavours in the European Context” was produced within the project “EaP Countries Cooperation to Ensure the Quality Assurance in Higher Education”, supported by the EaP CSF Re-granting scheme....
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Higher Education Reform in light of Bologna Process: opportunities, obstacles, context

The policy paper “Higher Education Reform in light of Bologna Process: opportunities, obstacles, context” was produced within the project “Higher Education Reforms Reinforcement in Eastern Partnership countries”, supported by the EaP CSF Re-granting scheme. The paper...
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Belarus Roadmap for Higher Education Reform – 4th Monitoring Report (October 2016-January 2017)

The Belarusian Independent Bologna Committee (BIBC) and Ad Hoc Commission of Belarusian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (BNP EaP CSF) released the 4th Monitor Report of the Roadmap implementation for higher education reform in Belarus...
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Belarus Roadmap for Higher Education Reform – 3rd Monitoring Report (June-September 2016)

The Belarusian Independent Bologna Committee (BIBC) and Ad Hoc Commission of Belarusian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (BNP EaP CSF) released the third monitor report of the Roadmap implementation for higher education reform in...
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Implemetation of Belarus Roadmap for Higher Education Reform 2nd Monitoring Report (January-May 2016)

The Belarusian Independent Bologna Committee (BIBC) and the Ad Hoc Commission of the Belarusian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (BNP of EaP CSF) released the second report on the Roadmap implementation of Higher Education Reform for...
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Social Policies and Social Dialogue

The Impact of Social Dialogue on the Optimization of Labor Migration

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Machine Industry Transformation in Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova

The policy paper “Machine Industry Transformation in Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova” was produced within the project “Vulnerable Employment in Machinery in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine: Setting a Common Policy Agenda”, supported by the EaP CSF...
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Delegated Social Services Systems in Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine

The policy paper “Delegated Social Services Systems in Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine” was produced within the EaP CSF Re-granting project “Advanced Reforms, Advanced Civil Society”. The goal of the project was to contribute to decentralization of social service system...
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