Lousineh Hakobyan was Elected as the National Coordinator of the EaP CSF NP

On 7 June 2019 Ms Lousineh Hakobyan, President of the Europe in Law Association was elected as the National Coordinator of the National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum.

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) aims to strengthen civil society in the Eastern Partnership countries as well as foster cooperation and the exchange of experience between civil society organisations from partner countries and the EU.

EaP CSF’s mission is to facilitate and strengthen the active and expert engagement of civil society in the Eastern Partnership and in the Eastern dimension of EU external relations policies. In addition, it aims to further participatory governance and accountable policy making in the democratic transition and European integration of the Eastern Partnership countries, including their prospective EU membership.

At the national level, the EaP CSF National Platform, unifying more than 260 civil society organisation, aims to strengthen the diversity and plurality of public discourse and policy making in the Eastern Partnership countries by holding governments accountable and promoting fundamental freedoms, participatory democracy and human rights.

While introducing herself to the Forum she stressed that the judicial reform and the actions directed at the independence of the judiciary will be in the focus of her activities in her new role and that she will make all the necessary efforts to consolidate civil society’s potential in this area and make the government hear the voice of the civil society.