The 2017 Eastern Partnership Civil Society Conference, entitled Tangible Results for People: Envisioning the Eastern Partnership in 2020 and Beyond, was organised between the 25th and 27th of October 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia., gathering over 300 attendees, speakers and guests from the 6 EaP countries and from all over Europe.
For the first time this year, the Annual Assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum and the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Conference – conducted as a side event to the Eastern Partnership Summit on a biennial basis – was merged into one event with a common agenda. The event was organised jointly by the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) and the Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership under the auspices of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The overarching goal of the event was to strengthen the civil society organisations (CSOs) from the EaP and EU states, while enabling them to shape the future development of the Eastern Partnership.
The event was opened by the President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid. The EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn and other high-level speakers participated in the event.
The topics covered during the 3-day event included: government and civil society cooperation, democratic governance, e-solutions as part of transparent governance, inclusive approaches to economic development, and civil society’s role in developing media competence and in fighting disinformation.
We invite those interested to read more about this year’s Annual Assembly at the following links: