EaP Factsheet : EU Develops Digital Economies and Societies in Eastern Partner Countries

EU Develops Digital Economies and Societies in Eastern Partner Countries (.pdf) European Union External Action

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Muted Voices of Dissent: End of Media Pluralism in Crimea Muted Voices of Dissent: End of Media Pluralism in Crimea

Where: Rue de l’Industrie, 10 – Paulo Freire Room (Ground floor) When: Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 16:00 – 17:30 Registration: We kindly ask you to confirm your attendance by Tuesday, September 26 at 12.00 by filling in this form  The working language will be Russian, with consecutive interpretation to English More than three years after the annexation of Crimea, the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF)

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Social Dialogue, Social Policies and Inclusion Discussed at Working Group 5 Meeting in Brussels

The EaP CSF Working Group 5 “Social and Labour Policies and Social Dialogue” (WG5) held its annual meeting on 4 July in Brussels.  The focus of the meeting was on establishing a fifth Eastern Partnership (EaP) multilateral platform, enhancing cooperation with EU institutions, social reforms as well social dialogue reforms in the EaP countries, and

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Steering Committee Devises Guiding Principles for the EaP CSF 2018-2020 Strategy During its Meeting in Vilnius

On 7-8 July, the Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum gathered in Vilnius to discuss the 2017 Annual Assembly and Civil Society Conference, as well as some important internal structural reforms. The majority of the meeting was dedicated to brainstorming sessions on the strategy of the EaP CSF for 2018-2020 and possible scenarios of internal reform. In light of the

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Armenian National Platform Condemns Censorship and Discrimination at the Golden Apricot Film Festival

The Armenian National Platform of the EaP CSF released a statement to condemn the decision on withdrawing the non-competition programme “Armenians: Internal and External View” from the Golden Apricot Film Festival. The programme in question featured the screening of almost 40 films, including the documentary “Listen to Me: Untold Stories beyond Hatred”, and the fictional film “Apricot Groves”, both touching upon

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Georgian National Platform Consults Parliament and Government on Constitutional Reform

During the past months, the Georgian National Platform (GNP) of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum has issued a number of Statements regarding the amendments to the Constitution of Georgia. In these documents, the GNP shed light on the importance of the fundamental principle of electoral equality, which the proposed system would substantially violate. The main change introduced by

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EaP CSF Steering Committee Greets the Resolution on the Case of Afgan Mukhtarli and Calls for Further Attention to Activists’ Situation

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Steering Committee welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament, on 15th June, of the Resolution on the case of Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli. The Steering Committee welcomes it as a sign that similar cases will not go unnoticed and hopes for similar attention to the cases of other Azerbaijani activists. Aziz Orujov, Baku

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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 second comprehensive attempt to set clear and time-focused benchmarks for the Eastern Partnership policy. In

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Working Group 1 Met in Brussels to Define Priorities and Discuss Risks and Opportunities for the Civil Society

More photos On 11-12 May, the meeting of the EaP CSF Working Group 1 “Democracy, Human Rights, Good Governance and Stability” brought together almost 60 working group members from the Eastern Partnership and the EU countries, as well as officials from the EU institutions (the European External Action Services, European Commission and European Parliament). The day before WG1

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