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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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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The EaP CSF Armenian National Platform Condemns Corruption Related to Implementation of EU-funded Projects

The EaP CSF Armenian National Platform has issued a statement expressing deep concern over the cases of corruption and fraud within EU-funded projects. The ANP also welcomes the activities of the EU delegation to Armenia, aimed at tackling crimes and violation as these can seriously hamper the hard work carried out by civil society organizations and the EU

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How Security Assistance Can Contribute to Defence Reform in Ukraine: Civil Society Perspective

The Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee (NAKO), Transparency International Defence & Security Programme, and Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum organise the discussion How Security Assistance Can Contribute to Defence Reform in Ukraine: Civil Society Perspective, presenting the NAKO strategy 2017-2018 and its first report on corruption risks in security assistance. When: Thursday, 11 May 2017, 17.30 -19.00 Where: Thon

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EaP CSF Calls on the EU to Use Its Authority and Support Independence of Academia in Hungary

The EaP CSF Steering Committee is deeply concerned about recently initiated amendments to Hungary’s higher education law, which are specifically targeting the Central European University (CEU) and were signed by the Hungarian President on 10 April. A stronghold of liberal education – CEU – has played an immense role in educating professionals and leaders of pro-democratic

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EaP CSF Calls on Ukrainian Government to Repeal Amendments to E-Declaration Law

The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum released a statement expressing disappointment at the approval of the amendments to the Ukrainian law on electronic declaration of assetson 30 March 2017. According to these amendments,  individuals engaged in  anti-corruption activities (civic activists, businesses providing anti-corruption CSOs with services, representatives of institutions  supporting anti-corruption activists) have

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Moldovan National Platform Denounces Worsening Environment for Civil Society Organizations in the Republic of Moldova

On 3 March 2017, the Moldovan National Platform released a Statement expressing concern for the worsening environment for civil society organizations in Moldova and the climate of increasing intimidation against independent media by public authorities. According to the Statement, independent media outlets and NGOs expressing critical views on the current Moldovan leadership are accused of

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