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November 30, 2011

Eastern Partnership (EaP) Civil Society Forum took place in Poznan, Poland

28-30 November, Poznan, Poland.  The Armenian delegation composed of 23 members-representing our country's Civil Society organizations -took part of Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF), which took place in Poznan, Poland. Hovsep Khurshudyan, coordinator of the National Citizens' Initiative (NCI) NGO was among them.

A new 17-member Steering Committee was elected at this annual meeting of the EaP CSF.  The Steering Committee is elected for a one-year term.

Six country facilitators were elected (one from each of the six partner countries), eight working group coordinators (one EU and one partner country representative for each of the four working groups). Finally, in a plenary session, three EU coordinators were elected by the whole Forum.

Steering Committee members:


Armenia: Seyram MARTIROSYAN, A.D. Sakharov Armenian Human Rights Centre
Azerbaijan: Gubad Ibadoglu BAYRAMOV,  Economic Research Center
Belarus: Siarhei LISICHONAK, Assembly of Pro-Democratic NGOs of Belarus
Georgia: Manana KOCHLADZE, Association Green Alternative
Moldova: Victor COTRUTA, Regional Environmental Centre
Ukraine: Igor KOGUT, Agency for Legislative Initiatives; Ukrainian School of Political Studies


Group 1. Democracy, human rights, good governance and stability
Ucha NANUASVHILI, Human Rights Center, Georgia
Olga STUZHINSKAYA, Office for a Democratic Belarus, Belgium

Group 2. Economic integration and convergence with EU policies
Vugar BAYRAMOV, Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD), Azerbaijan
Andrzej ADAMCZYK, European Economic and Social Committee/ NSZZ Solidarnosc Trade Union, Poland

Group 3. Environment, climate change and energy security
Yaroslav BEKISH, “Green Alliance”, Belarus
Wojciech BORODZICZ-SMOLIŃSKI, Center for International Relations, Poland

Group 4. Contacts between people:
Eduard MIHALAS, National Youth Council of Moldova
Bettina BRAND, Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association

Krzysztof BOBIŃSKI, Unia a Polska Foundation, Poland
Jeff LOVITT, PASOS (Policy Association for an Open Society)
Amanda LÖVKVIST, European Network of Political Foundations (ENOP)/Swedish International Liberal Centre

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