Future of Eastern Partnership debated by CSOs in Batumi - Civil Society Forum for Eastern Partnership
The future of Eastern Partnership was discussed by the 250 Civil Society Leaders meeting in Batumi (Georgia) during the Civil Society Forum for Eastern Partnership at its 6th meeting, on 21st November 2014.
"What we want for our neighbours is security, stability and prosperity", said Juris Poikans, Eastern Partnership Ambassador for the Latvia Ministry of Foreign Affairs, future Presidency of the EU.
ALDA - The European Association for Local Democracy took part to the event, as it did in all the years, and it coordinated the Subgroup for Local Government and Public Administration Reform of the Working Group 1 (Democracy and Human Rights).The questions at stake were many and, in particular, the security one was addressed by many of the panellists as well as the importance of the Russian factor. The leaders of CSOs present were the most engaged in promoting the approach of the EaP to the European Union.
The Secretary General of ALDA, Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida, led the Subgroup meeting focusing today on the results and the objectives of the group including public administration reform.
At the Radisson Blu Hotel, in Batumi, ALDA organized a side event on the importance of civil code for civil servants in addressing the fight against corruption with great speakers. All the Forum participants were invited. Please find here a more detailed programme of the event.
To get more information, read ALDA EaP policy paper.