Monday, 23 June 2014

Conference on Eastern Partnership Five Years On: Time for a New Strategy?

The conference was dedicated to the fifth anniversary of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) and evaluated successes, failures and the oncoming challenges of the project. It was organized by AMO the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, in cooperation with the Delegation of the European Commission to the Czech Republic, the European Endowment for Democracy, the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, and the Embassy of Sweden in the Czech Republic.

The report of the conference refers a number of times to the civil society in relation to the EaP and states that “the EaP civil society policy should focus on guaranteeing the functional structures of the civil society, but it should not command the civil society what to do. The strategy should not be oriented on the structures only, but it should include the intensification of direct contacts among societies and people exchange. The self-organisation of the EaP should be pursued.” 

A full report of the conference conclusions can be read here.

 Source: PASOS – Policy Association for an Open Society 

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