Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

Side events on occasion of Working Group 1 annual meeting in Brussels 16-18th of June

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum is inviting all interested organisations and persons to attend four thematic side events that will be held in Brussels timed to the annual Working Group 1 (Democracy, Human Rights, Good Governance and Stability) meeting. Please, consult the agenda, times and venues below. In order to attend, please register at before 16 June 2014.

Monday, 16 June 2014

12.30-14.00 Launching event of Minority Rights Group policy paper: ’Partnership for all: The impact of Eastern Partnership on minorities’

The report analyses participation of minorities in the EaP, inclusion of minorities into EU financial instruments and provides recommendations to policy-makers

Location: EuropeAid Info Point - Rue de la Loi 43, Ground floor

15:00-16:30 “A second chance for Ukraine” – presentation of a report on the prospects for visa

liberalisation between the EU and Ukraine which assesses Ukraine’s fulfilment of the Action Plan (In partnership with Open Society European Policy Institute)

Has the new, post-Maidan Ukrainian leadership advanced in meeting key reform commitments and what more needs to be done for Ukrainians to travel visa-free to the EU?

Location: Open Society European Policy Institute – Rue D’Ídalie 9-13

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

9.30-11.00 Media Freedoms and the Russian Propaganda War and ENP East Media Freedom Watch

The panel will focus on the issues of media freedoms and touch upon the problem of the unfolding of the Russian propaganda in the Eastern Partnership countries. The results of the first year of the Eastern Partnership Media Freedom Watch project will be presented at this session.

Venue to be confirmed

11.30-13.00 Human Rights and Political Prisoners in the Eastern Partnership (in cooperation with Office for a Democratic Belarus)

Discussion on the state of human rights and political prisoners in the Eastern Partnership region

Venue to be confirmed

Agenda, times and venues 

Project funded by the European UnionEU