Civil Society Forum

Background

The Prague Summit of 2009 endorsed the idea of establishing a forum which would promote contacts among Civil Society Organisations of Eastern Partnership countries and facilitate dialogue with public authorities. It is to facilitate the sharing of information and experience on the partner countries’ steps toward transition, reform and modernisation.

Structure

The EaP Civil Society Forum (CSF) is comprised of representatives from Civil Society Organisations from the Eastern partner countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.

Mandate

Its role is to establish a public private dialogue and to promote the participation of the private sector in public decision making.

Working groups

The CSF comprises four working groups to follow the work of the four EaP thematic platforms, and to enrich their agenda:

  • WG 1. Democracy, human rights, good governance and stability
  • WG 2. Economic integration and convergence with EU policies. The WG 2 promotes regional economic integration and opening negotiations on the deep and comprehensive free trade areas between the EU and the Eastern partner countries.
  • WG 3. Environment, climate change and energy security
  • WG 4. Contacts between people

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This publication has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of EUROCHAMBRES and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.

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