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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24 Major Human Rights NGOs and Civil Society Organizations Concerned Over Crackdown On Free Expression in Azerbaijan

A group of 24 major human rights NGOs and civil society organizations, including the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, co-signed a statement to protest against the arrest of Mehman Huseynov, prominent Azerbaijani multimedia journalist and Chairman of the country’s leading freedom of expression group, Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety. On 3 February 2017, Huseynov was

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Geographical Indications in the EaP countries. Current State of Affairs

The Ecological Movement of Moldova and its partners from Kakheti Regional Development Foundation, International Charitable Organisation “Information Center “Green Dossier” and NGO Ecohome developed the research paper “Geographical Indications in the EaP countries. Current State of Affairs” within the EaP CSF Re-granting project “DCFTAs’ enshrined Geographic Indications/GIs for non-wine food products: A boost for partnerships’ based rural development in EaP”

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Machine Industry Transformation in Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova

The policy paper “Machine Industry Transformation in Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova” was produced within the project “Vulnerable Employment in Machinery in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine: Setting a Common Policy Agenda”, supported by the EaP CSF Re-granting Scheme. The aim of the project was to describe the vulnerabilities of the regional machinery sector to external shocks and to propose policy mechanisms to

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Delegated Social Services Systems in Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine

The policy paper “Delegated Social Services Systems in Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine” was produced within the EaP CSF Re-granting project “Advanced Reforms, Advanced Civil Society”. The goal of the project was to contribute to decentralization of social service system in Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine and the effectiveness of service delegation laws. The study was prepared by Armavir Development Center (Armenia) along

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The Quality of Higher Education: National Endeavours in the European Context

The policy paper “The Quality of Higher Education: National Endeavours in the European Context” was produced within the project “EaP Countries Cooperation to Ensure the Quality Assurance in Higher Education”, supported by the EaP CSF Re-granting scheme. The goal of the project was to to create a regional civil society platform for the monitoring of education policy reform, with

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EU / Azerbaijan Partnership: Human Rights Under the Red Carpet?

In context of the visit of Azerbaijan President Ilham to Brussels, the panel highlighted the continued human rights violations in Azerbaijan, including the detention of activists and journalists, and the severe restrictions imposed civil society organisations and their access to funding. The speakers addressed the crucial role of the EU in insisting on clear human

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EaP CSF Recommendations on Combating Disinformation and Propaganda

On 31 January 2017, the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum organized a discussion at the European Parliament “Eastern Partnership: Battleground of Russia’s Disinformation War” hosted by MEP Jaromír Štětina (EPP, CZ). The Eastern Partnership media landscape and capacity of the EU Eastern neighbours to monitor and confront propaganda were in the focus of the debate. Based on the

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Higher Education Reform in light of Bologna Process: opportunities, obstacles, context

The policy paper “Higher Education Reform in light of Bologna Process: opportunities, obstacles, context” was produced within the project “Higher Education Reforms Reinforcement in Eastern Partnership countries”, supported by the EaP CSF Re-granting scheme. The paper was prepared by The Humanitarian Techniques’ Agency and its partners, the Belarusian Independent Bologna Committee, Social and Kultural Innovation Lab

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