Twenty EaP Civil Society Fellows – young civil activists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, gathered in Kyiv for the Orientation Meeting of the 2017 EaP Civil Society Fellowship Programme.

Twenty young activists in the civic sphere in the Eastern Partnership region have been awarded Fellowships under the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility, to pursue a programme of activities that will allow them to develop their leadership skills, and enhance their contribution to civil society development in their respective countries.

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Of all the tenets of United Europe the one of empowered and thriving civil society has always been at the core. Deeply believing in true democratic values as prerequisite for peace, growth and development, the EU has long committed to stand by these values and is ready to share its experience with every nation willing to embrace the way of democratic change.

As the Eastern Partnership countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine – have proclaimed their intent for building their future in the spirit of democracy, human rights and freedoms and free market-driven economic development, their demand for new knowledge and skills necessary to introduce changes has been met by the EU with readiness to provide every possible expertise and support necessary to make reforms in these countries happen.