Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

A strategic roadmap for civil society in the eastern partnership

This paper is a collection of perspectives on the Eastern Partnership and the role of the civil society forum and its future directions. It has been put together as food for thought for the participants at the Poznan forum meeting on 28-30 November, and to add some context to the debates around the future structures, priorities and overall strategy of the Forum.
It is not designed to be a consistent set of contributions, nor is it a document that the Forum will be asked to endorse, nor to adopt. Its purpose is to provide context for the debate and deliberations of the EaP Civil Socity Forum participants and all interested actors.

Final version, 24 November 2011


A. Review of the Eastern Partnership
1. Where is the EaP in 2011, and to what extent has it achieved its aims/ made progress towards achieving its aims? (Grzegorz Gromadzki)
2. Major geo-political challenges facing EU-Eastern Partner relations (Boris Navasardyan)
3. What was the role envisaged of civil society, and what has the CSF achieved/not achieved, and what should its priorities/key functions be? (Andrei Yahorau).

B. Democratic transition and European integration - prospects and challenges
1. Overview and comparison with other transition countries (CEE, Western Balkans, Central Asia) (Iryna Solonenko)
2. Country-by-country, including assessment of country progress reports, negotiations on Association Agreements, visa-free travel process, DCFTA (Iryna Solonenko)
3. Recommendations for Civil Society Facility and European Endowment for Democracy (Věra Řiháčková)

C. A Roadmap for the Civil Society Forum
1. Priority activities (Boris Navasardyan)
2. A civil society roadmap for democratic transition (Andrei Yahorau)

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Related materials:

Concept paper for EaP CSF

Civil Society Forum in Poznan

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