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Eastern Partnership

Eastern Partnership (EaP) is a specific initiative of the European Union to strengthen relationship between the European Union and its Eastern neighbours - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

Launched in May 2009 at the Prague Summit by 27 EU Member States and 6 partner countries the initiative seeks to support political, social and economic reforms in the Eastern Partnership region and promote stability, security and prosperity of the European Union, its Eastern partners and the entire European continent.

The Eastern Partnership embodies the Eastern dimension of the European Neighbourhood Policy. It gradually develops and deepens bilateral relations, supports reforms in partner countries and accelerates their political association and economic integration with the European Union. It is based on the shared values of democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law.

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Eastern Partnership Multilateral Platforms

The Eastern Partnership Platforms are the main tool of the Eastern Partnership multilateral relations. They reflect 4 main areas of cooperation between the Eastern Partner countries and the EU, namely:

Platform 1: Democracy, good governance and stability;

Platform 2: Economic integration and convergence with EU policies;

Platform 3: Energy security, and

Platform 4: Contacts between people.

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Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

At the same time, the European Commission proposed “to support the further development of Civil Society Organisations” and, in particular, “to establish an Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (CSF) to promote contacts among CSOs and facilitate their dialogue with public authorities” (Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - Eastern Partnership, December 2008).

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