EaP CSF Steering Committee

The Steering Committee (SC) is the second highest decision-making representative body of the Forum, with a mandate from civil society organisations in the EaP countries and EU member states. It serves as the governing board of the EaP CSF. It reports to the General Assembly and is supported in its work by the EaP CSF Secretariat. The SC consists of 13 members elected for a two-year term:

  • Six National Facilitators elected from current delegates and by current delegates (or in some cases by National Platform members) across the six Eastern Partnership countries;
  • Five Working Group Coordinators elected by current delegates of each Working Group of the Forum;
  • Two EU Facilitators elected from among the EU Working Group coordinators (on a rotation basis).

All members of the Steering Committee act on a voluntary basis. The SC convenes minimum four times per year to discuss key topics at stake for the Forum, provide strategic oversight, and launch advocacy initiatives. The SC shares numerous responsibilities that include among others:

  • representing the Forum at the highest levels both in the EaP countries and in the EU;
  • developing concepts for further development within the Forum and priorities for its activities;
  • promoting EaP CSF values, goals, and activities;
  • advocating on behalf of the Forum
  • engaging representatives of National Platforms, Working Groups, and Sub-groups in the activities of the Forum;
  • sharing information with EaP CSF membership and with the broader stakeholder community.

Co-chair of the Steering Committee (EaP)
Working Group 3 Coordinator
Ina Coseru, National Environmental Center, Moldova
Email: [email protected]

Co-chair of the Steering Committee (EU)
Working Group 1 EU Coordinator
Sofia Strive, ForumCiv, Sweden
Email: [email protected]

National Facilitator for Armenia
Lousineh Hakobyan, Europe in Law Association, Armenia
Email: [email protected].eu

National Facilitator for Azerbaijan
Shahla Ismayil, Women’s Association for Rational Development (WARD), Azerbaijan
Email: [email protected]

National Facilitator for Belarus
Mikalai Kvantaliani, Association “New Group”, Belarus
Email: [email protected]

National Facilitator for Georgia
Natia Kuprashvili, Journalism Resource Center, Georgia
Email: [email protected]

National Facilitator for Moldova
Adrian Lupusor, Expert-Grup, Moldova
Email: [email protected]

National Facilitator for Ukraine
Yurii Vdovenko, Center for cross-border cooperation, Ukraine
Email: [email protected]

Working Group 1 Coordinator
Mikayel Hovhannisyan, Eurasia Partnership Foundation, Armenia
Email: [email protected]

Working Group 2 Coordinator
Maksym Koriavets, Polissya Foundation for International and Regional Studies, Ukraine
Email: [email protected]

Working Group 2 EU Coordinator
Olga Chyzhova, Digital Communication Network, Estonia
Email: [email protected]u

Working Group 4 Coordinator
Zaur Akbar, Youth Club Public Union, Azerbaijan
Email: [email protected]

Working Group 5 Coordinator
Tatiana Marian, National Trade Union Confederation of Moldova
Email: [email protected]