Steering Committee and National Platforms React to Military Actions in Nagorno-Karabakh Region

The Steering Committee (SC) underlined in its appeal that peace among neighbours is one of the aims of the European Union, which successfully settled age-old conflicts in Europe allowing once hostile countries to live and work together. Peace among neighbours is also one of the aims of the Eastern Partnership and its Civil Society Forum, to which

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The Swedish Institute Invites to Apply for Baltic Sea Region Funding Grants

The Swedish Institute Invites to Apply for Baltic Sea Region Funding Grants

The Swedish Institute has launched a call for applications for Baltic Sea Region funding grants. Applicants can apply for funding up to 500,000 SEK to develop project partnerships in the Baltic Sea Region which contribute to the aims in Baltic Sea Region policy documents, e.g. the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. The call closes 14 April 2016. The project

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EaP CSF Welcomes Release of Political Prisoners in Azerbaijan, Calls for Lifting Restrictions on CSOs Activities

The Steering Committee of the Civil Society Forum welcomes the release of several political prisoners, including our colleague Anar Mammadli, in Azerbaijan on the occasion of the Novruz holiday. This gesture marks a first step towards the establishment of a relationship of trust between the government and civil society at large in Azerbaijan. This relationship

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EaP CSF Participates in a Side Event on Civil Society Space in EaP at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva

The side event hosted by the Permanent Mission of Lithuania was held on 1 March 2016 and aimed at approaching the issue of widening civil society space in the Eastern Partnership region. The speakers, including Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Mikheil Janelidzeand a member of the Eastern Partnership

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The European Court for Human Rights Announces Two Decisions on Azerbaijani Activists

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) declared on 11 February two decisions on Azerbaijan. The ECHR upheld the joint complaint of Ilham Huseynli, Elchin Salimov and Ahmadzade Ibrahim, who had been arrested for participating in protests in Baku on 31 March and 2 April 2011. They were subjected to physical pressure and were arrested administratively. Local courts have

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New Foreign Minister of Poland Comments the Eastern Partnership Policy in his Recent Address to the Parliament on the Priorities of Polish Diplomacy

New Foreign Minister of Poland Comments the Eastern Partnership Policy in his Recent Address to the Parliament on the Priorities of Polish Diplomacy

Poland wants to change the European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) policy, Witold Waszczykowski, the new Foreign Minister has told the Polish Parliament in a recent foreign policy debate. Waszczykowski underscored that Eastern policy remained a priority for Poland but added his country wanted to „create a new instrument for the European Union capable of positively influencing

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PACE Adopts Resolutions for Effective Protection of Human Rights Defenders and NGOs; Case of EaP CSF member Promo-LEX Presented

PACE Adopts Resolutions for Effective Protection of Human Rights Defenders and NGOs; Case of EaP CSF member Promo-LEX Presented

In recognition of the invaluable work of human rights defenders for the protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental values, as well as of the activities of all the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) whose work has strengthened human rights, democracy and the rule of law in their countries, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of

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EaP CSF Regranted Projects on DCFTA Implementation Presented at the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum and the Eastern Europe Studies Centre from Lithuania held on 27 January the panel discussion: “DCFTA Implementation in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine: Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Opportunities”. The event took place at the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the European Union and was opened by H.E. Jovita Neliupšiené, Lithuanian Permanent Representative to the

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EaP CSF Addresses Open Letter on the Situation in Moldova to High Representative Mogherini and Commissioner Hahn

At its first meeting this year, the new Steering Committee (SC) of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) addressed an open letter on current developments in Moldova to High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn. Considering the volatile and complex situation in Moldova

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