Azerbaijan to participate in Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum in Berlin
Azerbaijan, Baku, September 2 / Trend A. Gasimova /
A total of 230 Civil Society Organisations have been invited to participate in the second meeting of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum in Berlin (18-19 November 2010).
They were chosen from 562 applications from Civil Society Organisations from EU Member States, Eastern Partnership Countries, international networks and from third countries. The selection of participants was made by the Civil Society Forum Steering Committee, and approved by the European Commission.
At the beginning of August, the European Commission informed all applicants of the results of the selection.
The Civil Society Forum aims to represent a wide range of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs): trade unions, employers' organisations, professional associations, NGOs, think-tanks, non-profit foundations, national and international CSOs/networks and other relevant Civil Society actors from Partner Countries, but also from EU Member States and international organisations and networks.
The overall aim of the Forum is to promote contacts among Civil Society Organisations and facilitate their dialogue with public authorities in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.
The first EaP CSF took place on 16-17 November 2009 and gathered more than 200 civil society organizations.