Declaration of the Civil Society Participants of the Eastern
“Towards a European Community of Democracy, Prosperity
and a Stronger Civil Society“
Warsaw, 29th September 2011
civil society participants of the Eastern Partnership Conference express their continuing
concern about the ongoing human rights violations and the existence of
political prisoners in some of the EaP countries. Of main concern are the recent
arrest of the Belarusian human rights defender Ales Bialiacki and the danger of
live and health of other political prisoners in Belarus.
participants of the Conference call for more consistency of the EU policy
towards the political developments in all countries of the Eastern Partnership.
We call for unanimous condemnation of any restrictions of basic civil rights as
the right for free elections, the right to assembly and the freedom of
expression in all six countries of the Eastern partnership through EU
participants of the Conference call for an increased assistance for the Eastern
Partnership Civil Society Forum – including the installation of a permanent
secretariat - and for the Civil Society Forum representatives to participate
and comment on the relevant platforms of the Eastern Partnership including the
summit meetings. We call for better opportunities to execute independent
monitoring of the function of the EaP flagship projects and other
intergovernmental initiatives of the EaP.