The Eastern Partnership Reality Check will be the main concept of the “Eastern Partnership Reality Check: Political Challenges and Future Agenda for Civil Society” conference, which will take place on 27-29 November in Vilnius, Lithuania on the margins of the 3rd Eastern Partnership Summit.

Organized by the Eastern Europe Studies Centre, the strategic partner of CEPI and SAC in their Reality Check project, with expert inputs of CEPI’s Senior Fellow Balázs Jarábik, the conference will bring together civil society leaders from the Eastern Partnership countries and the European Union, key experts from non-governmental organisations, think-tanks, international aid agencies and political foundations, as well as well known political figures and public activists. Participants will discuss the main challenges faced by civil societies in the Eastern Partnership countries and the ways of supporting them through increasing their operational capacities and enhancing their civilparticipation in the decision-making processes.

More information about the conference, including the agenda and speakers, can be found here.

A new study by EESC titled “Eastern Partnership after Vilnius: A Mission Accomplished, Mounting Tasks Ahead”, co-authored by CEPI Senior Fellow Balázs Jarábik and published only a few days before the conference, can he found here.