The FINANCIAL -- A team of Armenian, Azerbaijani and Roma community representatives of Georgia visited Brussels in March to inform relevant EU bodies on ethnic minorities situation in the country. They met with officials from European External Action Service (EEAS), EU Directorate-General for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations, EU Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development, as well as Mission of Georgia to the EU.
During the visit, organised in the framework of the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Minorities Network (EaPMN), the Georgian delegation presented their views on how the EU could mainstream the minority issues in its relations with Georgia and the whole Eastern Partnership (EaP).
The visit concluded with a public lecture at the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Secretariat where the recent European Neighborhood Policy review and its possible outcomes for Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine were discussed, according to EU Neighbourhood Info.
The three-year EaPMN programme brings together over eighty minority organizations and civil society leaders across Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. It aims to build the capacity of minority organisations in the region so they can effectively advocate minority rights at national and European level, notably within the EaP.