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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Security Challenges of the EUs Eastern Neighbourhood

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Steering Committee Demands Immediate Release of the Crimean Mejlis Deputy Head

Ilmi Umerov, the deputy head of the Mejlis, the main representative organ of the Indigenous Crimean Tatar people was detained on 12 May 2016 following the interview he gave the ATR TV channel on 19 March 2016 in Kyiv. He is charged with separatism under Article 280.1 a new article introduced a few months after
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From Trainee To Trainer – ToT Success Story (Ukraine)

The ToT Programme inspired me to continue with my NGOs project The School of Young Leaders since I received an incredible boost of energy, knowledge, and great ideas”, – Oksana Bondar, Head of NGO Vinnytsia Regional Centre for Information Kreativ (Ukraine) NGO Vinnytsia Regional Centre for Information Kreativ (Ukraine) encourages the development of the civil society
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New Paper Explores Policy Options for Improving Democracy Support in the EaP Region

The research paper More Effective EU Democracy Support in the Eastern Partnership Ideas for the Slovak EU presidency and beyond co-authored by Věra Řiháčková (EUROPEUM and Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum), Miriam Lexmann (EU Office of the International Republican Institute), Márton Ugrósdy (Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade) and Richard Youngs (Carnegie Europe) was recently published in the framework of the project: Agenda
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EaP CSF Denounces Murder of Prominent Belarusian Journalist Pavel Sharamet

The Steering Committee condemns the murder of the journalist Pavel Sharamet in Kyiv and extends condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. The EaP CSF also expresses deepest sympathies to the civil society and independent media community of Belarus, Ukraine and Russia who have suffered an irreparable loss. The SC calls on the Ukrainian authorities to
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EaP CSF Has Launched #Visafree Campaign for Georgia and Ukraine

On 4 June the EaP CSF Steering Committee held a demonstration in Brussels in support of the visa liberalisation for Georgia and Ukraine. Lasha Tugushi, Country Facilitator of the Georgian National Platform, commented: We gathered here to express our deep concern over the decision on the visa-free regime for Georgia and Ukraine. As for Georgia, we have fulfilled 100 per
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Ukrainian National Platform and Working Group 5 Concerned about the Draft Labour Code of Ukraine

The Ukrainian National Platform and Working Group 5 Social & Labour Policies and Social Dialogue of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) are concerned about the adoption procedure and a number of provisions of the Draft Labour Code of Ukraine (the Draft). The Draft is pending in the Parliament of Ukraine (bill 1658) and was
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From Trainee To Trainer – ToT Programme Success Stories

In May-November 2015 the EU-funded Project Civil Society.Dialogue for Progress (the Project) implemented the Training of Trainers (ToT) programme for civil society representatives willing to become trainers for CSOs in the Eastern Partnership countries. Overall, 22 participants from six countries received certificates of completion and became the graduates of the ToT programme. To implement the received skills and knowledge in practice, the ToT
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