Civil Society Organisations have been invited to submit expressions of interest to take part in the fifth meeting of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum. The event will be held on 4-5 October 2013, in the Moldovan capital Chisinau.
The annual CSF meeting brings together about 200 representatives of civil society organisations from the Eastern Partnership (EaP) region and the EU. It is an event at which officials of the European Commission, the European External Action Service, governments of the EU and EaP countries address the assembly of civil society representatives and present their views on the Eastern Partnership and developments in the region, and the involvement of the Civil Society Forum in it.
The Forum provides a platform for debate on the achievements of the EaP and how civil society can further contribute to its success. It allows civil society representatives to debate future actions, adopt resolutions and take part in thematic panels of their choice. The Steering Committee – the governing body of the Forum – is elected at this event.
The meeting will be made possible thanks to the support of the European Commission/European External Action Service, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova and the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Submissions of expressions of interest in English or Russian should be sent before midnight CET, 19 May 2013 to the contact e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The European Commission/European External Action Service will be able to fund the travel and hotel accommodation during the Forum meeting only for the selected CSOs. It will be possible for the EC/EEAS to cover the travel and accommodation of up to 180 Civil Society Organisations – a maximum of 130 from the EaP countries and a maximum of 50 from EU member states in total.
Last year’s EaP Civil Society Forum was held in Stockholm. This is the first time it will be hosted by an EaP partner country.
Source: EU Neighbourhood Info