Issue 224

european-commission-flagApply now: study tour for future cultural partnership between EaP countries


CultureThe EU-funded Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity Programme is inviting cultural and creative industry organisations from the six EaP countries to apply for a study tour and partnership programme in Poland.

The main aim of the call is to develop a long-term cultural partnership through a series of partnerships between organisations active in the cultural and creative sectors in Poland and in EaP countries.

Six organisations will be selected to train and work with six pre-selected Polish counterparts in spring 2016.  Applicants should be related to the field of culture and creative industries.

Those wishing to participate should submit their completed application form by 7 December. The Programme will cover the costs of the study tour.

In addition, the EU-EaP Culture and Creativity Programme Country Coordinator in each country will host a Q&A event and provide a “Virtual Study Tour” of the six Polish partners, with the aim to give applicants the opportunity to learn more about each Polish organisation’s plans and future activities. (EU Neighbourhood Info Centre)

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Open Call

Application form (ENG)

Application form (RU)

csf-logoAssociation Agreements and DCFTAs: lessons learned and ways forward for civil society


DSC_0216The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum has held a capacity building seminar in the Georgian capital Tbilisi on the participation of National Platforms in the implementation Association Agreements/Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area AA/DCFTA.

During the three-day event, more than 60 participants took part in 5 panel discussions and 7 parallel sessions with the aim to produce recommendations on increasing the effectiveness of civil society’s involvement in the implementation process.

The final report based on the developed recommendations will be published in the coming weeks. (EU Neighbourhood Info)

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Press release and links to presentations

EaP Civil Society Forum website


CSF_Armenia_logo-ENGAnti-discrimination legislation discussed in Armenia as part of EU-funded project


kas_round_table_discussion_anti-discrimination_legislation_22.09.2015_1‘Anti-Discrimination Legislation: Why Armenia Needs it?’ was the theme of a round table organised in Armenia as part of the EU-funded project “Civil Society. Dialogue for Progress”.

The event brought together representatives of the Ministry of Justice and the EU Delegation to Armenia, as well as the members of the Armenian National Platform of EaP Civil Society Forum, international organisations including the Council of Europe and OSCE, and other active human rights defenders in the country.

The main aim was to update Armenian civil society on the progress of high-level discussions around the development of a new draft law on non-discrimination. Participants discussed constitutional amendments, the campaign against discrimination in Armenia, LGBT issues, and cooperation perspectives with other governmental bodies. (EU Neighbourhood Info)

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Press release

Civil Society. Dialogue for Progress – website

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