The European Union is committed to supporting civil society in Eastern Partnership countries. Civil society – represented in a multitude of forms of organisation between state and citizens – is recognised by the EU as an actor in its own right to engage in dialogue with both their governments and the EU.
The 2015 Communication on a Reviewed Neighbourhood Policy had especially recognised the potential that young civil society leaders in partner countries have in consolidating this conceptual understanding of civil society.
We are pleased to announce the launch of the EU Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellowships 2016 – the Public Policy Stream. The Fellowships aim at identifying and promoting talented public policy professionals who can advance the quality of public debate on crucial policy issues within the Eastern Partnership. The Fellowships are available to citizens of the Eastern Partnership countries, namely Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia,Moldova and Ukraine. A remuneration of EUR 2,500 will be offered.
The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellowships are supported by the European Union through the project “Civil Society. Dialogue for Progress”.