IN THE SPOTLIGHT
General Assemblies of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum
The Annual Assembly is the highest decision-making body of the Forum at which all 19 members of the Steering Committee are elected for a one-year-term.
Every year the Forum brings together about 200 representatives of civil society organisations from the EaP region and the EU. It is an event at which officials of the European Commission, European External Action Service, governments of the EU and EaP countries address the assembly of civil society representatives and present their views on the Eastern Partnership and developments in the EaP region and the involvement of the Civil Society Forum in it. The Forum provides a platform for a debate on the achievements of the EaP and how civil society can further contribute to the success of the programme. The Annual Assembly provides guidance for the work the CSF during the upcoming year and gives an opportunity for an exchange of opinions and expertise
The annual Forum approves the by-laws, conflict-of-interest-rules and statues of the Forum. Between annual Forum events, the delegates of the previous Forum act as the highest decision making body and can make decisions by majority vote through email voting.