Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

Working Group 4: Contacts between People

WG4: Contacts between People


EaP CSF Working Group “Contacts between People” deals with the main issues on the agenda of EaP Thematic Platform 4 of the same name.

The activities of this working group are divided into a number of areas that include Education, Youth, Culture and Contacts between Seniors.

Goals of the Working Group

The goals of the Working Group include:

      1. Promote and disseminate information on EU issues and the opportunities provided by the EU by developing an information society and by enlarging the network of European Information Points.
      2. Address specific situations and levels of development of civil society in each EaP countries, in particular through using existing leaders' networks for strengthening common understanding, sharing of values and co-operation between NGOs from EaP and EU states.
      3. Facilitate non-formal education and increase funding for internships and volunteer opportunities, school exchange programmes and distance learning.
      4. Enhance the active participation of young people in decision-making processes at all levels and develop mechanisms for involving them in the achievement of EaP goals.
      5. Develop special programmes for peace and intercultural education for young people in post conflict areas.
      6. Foster cultural exchanges and co-operation between EU and EaP countries and encourage ratification/fostering implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in the 6 EaP.


The following thematic sub-groups have been created within the framework of WG4 in order to coordinate work in the respective areas:

      1. Culture
      2. Education
      3. Youth
      4. Contacts between seniors
      5. Conflict Resolution


    Hovsep Khurshudyan, "Free Citizen" Civic Initiatives Support Center, EaP Coordinator |

    Andrei Trubceac, Peace Action, Training and Reseaerch Institute of Romania (PATRIR), EU Coordinator

    The Coordinators of the sub-groups (2015-2016) under WG4 are:

    1. Youth

    Oksana Bondar | Association of United Arts |

    Marina Khomich | Belarusian National Youth Council «RADA» | 

    2. Culture

    Tatyana Poshevalova | Public Association Centre for Social Innovations | 

    3. Education

    Dzmitry Karpiyevich | Association of Life-long Education and Enlightenment  | 

    4. Contacts between Seniors

    Tatsiana Zelko | Public Union of Belarusian Pensioners “Nashe Pokolenie” (Our Generation) |

    5. Conflict Resolution

    Alla Gamakharia | Сultural -Humanitarian fund “Sukhumi” |

    Reporting and News

           WG4 Annual Meeting Report, June 2016

    WG4 Annual Meeting Photos, June 2016


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