Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

Annual Meeting of Working Group 2 on 13 May in Brussels

Tagged under Minutes, Working Group 2

Working Group 2 on “Economic Integration and Convergence with EU Policies” held its annual meeting on 13 May 2013 in Brussels in order to receive updates on the work done so far and to discuss future activities of the WG. The meeting was chaired by the Coordinator of WG2 Hennadiy Maksak and gathered around 25 representatives of civil society organisations from the Eastern Partnership countries and the EU.

The meeting was opened by two presentations of Michaela Hauf, Policy Officer at DG Enterprise, on the SME policy performance in the EaP countries and the Work Programme of Platform 2 for 2014-2015.

WG2 participants were briefed by Anna Link of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung on the Project “Strengthening Non-State Actors’ Capacities to Promote Reform and Increase Public Accountability” and discussed the role of the WG in the project. The WG was further informed by Jeff Lovitt, the Executive Director of the Policy Association for an Open Society (PASOS), on the project on the monitoring of the Eastern Partnership Roadmap.

The WG listened to reports of past Platform 2 and WG2 events and was briefed on upcoming events including the CSF in Chisinau and the EaP Summit. The WG prepared and adopted a position paper which was presented by the CSF representatives at the Platform 2 meeting on 14 May 2013. Furthermore, regional projects of the WG, funded by the project on “Strengthening capacities of the National Platforms of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum” were discussed.

The agenda of the meeting is available here.

The full report of the meeting is available here.

The list of participants to the meeting is available here.

Audio recordings of Ms Hauf’s presentations on SME policy performance (part 1 and part 2) and the work programme of Platform 2 are available.

The presentations on SME policy performance, the work programme of Platform 2, the Project “Strengthening Non-State Actor’s Capacities” and the monitoring of the Eastern Partnership Roadmap are available as well. A short overview of the project "Strengthening Non-State Actor's Capacities" implemented by KAS is available here.

The position paper adopted by the WG is available here in Russian.

Pictures of the event are available here.

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