Working Group 1

The Working Group 1 (WG1) of the Forum believes that the Eastern Partnership provides an opportunity for the partner countries to integrate with the European Union by developing stable democratic structures and by enabling stronger participation of civil society. The Working Group covers mainly issues on the agenda of the EaP Thematic Platform 1 on Democracy, Good Governance and Stability, including human rights.

It is the largest group in terms of members within the Forum. It meets twice per year to discuss the most pertinent issues and develop recommendations for national and international political actors.



Working Group 1 members

Membership in the EaP CSF is open to all civil society organisations from the EaP countries and EU member states that are active in the Eastern Neighbourhood. These can include grassroots organisations, trade unions, farmers’ and consumers’ organisations, think tanks, employers’ organisations, professional associations, faith-based organisations, non-profit foundations and more. Browse through the full list of our members of the Working Group 1. 

WG1 in Platform 1 meetings

All Platform 1 meetings
Re-granting projects to WG1
Latest Publications
Latest WG1 meetings

Working Group 1 meets twice a year – during the Annual Assembly and once again in Brussels – to discuss the common goals and activities that have been put forward through the respective Working Group structures in the respective EaP countries. The latest WG1 meeting reports can be viewed and download below.

WG1 Coordinators

At the beginning of each biennial delegate cycle, the delegates of each WG elect two Coordinators from among their number – one representing an organisation from an EaP country, and one representing an organisation from an EU member state. The role of WG Coordinators is to oversee and facilitate the work of the WG, including by formulating the discussion, advocacy and capacity building priorities of the group, in close collaboration with its members. The details of the current WG Coordinators for the 2020-2021 cycle can be viewed below.

Mikayel Hovhannisyan

Eurasia Partnership Foundation, Armenia,
Working Group 1 EaP Coordinator

Pavel Havliček

Association for International Affairs (AMO), Czech Republic, Working Group 1 EU Coordinator