Belarus Roadmap for Higher Education Reform – 5th Monitoring Report (February-May 2017)

The Belarusian Independent Bologna Committee (BIBC) and Ad Hoc Commission of Belarusian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (BNP EaP CSF) released the 5th Monitoring Report of the Roadmap implementation for higher education reform in Belarus for the period February-May 2017. This year is a crucial one, since it is the last year for implementing the Roadmap for

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Systemic Democratisation, Human Rights Progress Should Be at the Top of EU-Belarus Partnership Agenda, Say Civil Society Monitors

Following the wave of protests in late February-March 2017, the EaP CSF Monitoring Mission visited Belarus during the period of 28 March-1 April 2017 and developed a set of recommendations towards the EU, Belarusian authorities and civil society. Even in the absence of an election process this year, the demonstrations attracted an unexpectedly high level of

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It is time for the EU to apply conditionality vis-à-vis Belarus, says EaP CSF monitoring mission

Albeit after the release of political prisoners in August 2015 the situation with human and civil rights in Belarus was relatively calm, in the absence of systemic changes and reforms no guarantees that a political or social protest will not result in immediate repressions and violations of human rights were created. As a proof, the peaceful protests of

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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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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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Political parties and election campaign financing in the EaP countries

Promo-LEX Association (Moldova) along with All-Ukrainian nongovernmental organization “Committee of voters of Ukraine” (CVU) (Ukraine), International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) (Georgia) and The Civil Network “OPORA” (Ukraine) released the policy paper “Political parties and election campaign financing in the EaP countries. Comparative assessment of the potential of the legal framework to fight political

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Policy Paper on Public Administration and Local Governments Reforms in EaP Countries

The policy paper “Public Administration and Local Governments Reforms in Eastern Partnership Countries” ,prepared by the Subgroup on Local Government and Public Administration reform of the Working Group 1 of EaP CSF, was produced in the framework of the project “Update on Public Administration and Local Governments Reforms in Eastern Partnership Countries”, supported by the EaP CSF Re-granting Scheme.

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Recommendations from the 8th EaP CSF Annual Assembly

On 28-29 November Brussels hosted the 8th EaP CSF Annual Assembly that brought together around 250 representatives of CSOs, the EU Institutions and EaP governments for vibrant discussions at over 15 sessions. The debates with policy makers and among civil society representatives on the most pressing issues of the Eastern Partnership, showcasing the EaP CSF results of 2016 and planning for 2017 have

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Belarus Roadmap for Higher Education Reform – 3rd Monitoring Report (June-September 2016)

The Belarusian Independent Bologna Committee (BIBC) and Ad Hoc Commission of Belarusian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (BNP EaP CSF) released the third monitor report of the Roadmap implementation for higher education reform in Belarus for the period June-September 2016.  The report analysed the progress made by the Belarusian authorities and

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