Event Title

Civil Society Development in the EU Eastern Partnership Countries

Speaker

Margit Säre

Streaming Media

Description

EU has gradually become proactive actor in democracy promotion in the Eastern neighborhood, while several external events (Ukraine’s Orange Revolution, Rose revolution in Georgia) played a role in this transformation.

In the lecture we discuss this EU “external democracy-promotion” via various funding programs (EU Neighborhood policy instrument, others), creation of Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum ; but also related problems such as possible loss of independence of NGOs as their priorities become externally driven. I will also bring some practical examples of my own experience, working with development cooperation projects with NGOs in EaP Countries.

About the Lecturer:

Margit Säre is a short term Cross-Border Research fellow, investigating transboundary civic environmentalism in the Salish Sea -Cascadia border region. For last fifteen years she has been involved in Estonian environmental NGO and working with transboundary water management, cross border environmental networks etc. in Estonian-Russian border area as well in various Eastern European countries.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

28-11-2018 12:00 PM

End Date

28-11-2018 1:20 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Duration

1:10:09

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Type

Moving Image

Keywords

EU, Democracy promotion, EU Neighborhood policy instrument

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This resources is displayed for educational purposes only and may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws.

Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Nov 28th, 12:00 PM Nov 28th, 1:20 PM

Civil Society Development in the EU Eastern Partnership Countries

Fairhaven College Auditorium

EU has gradually become proactive actor in democracy promotion in the Eastern neighborhood, while several external events (Ukraine’s Orange Revolution, Rose revolution in Georgia) played a role in this transformation.

In the lecture we discuss this EU “external democracy-promotion” via various funding programs (EU Neighborhood policy instrument, others), creation of Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum ; but also related problems such as possible loss of independence of NGOs as their priorities become externally driven. I will also bring some practical examples of my own experience, working with development cooperation projects with NGOs in EaP Countries.

About the Lecturer:

Margit Säre is a short term Cross-Border Research fellow, investigating transboundary civic environmentalism in the Salish Sea -Cascadia border region. For last fifteen years she has been involved in Estonian environmental NGO and working with transboundary water management, cross border environmental networks etc. in Estonian-Russian border area as well in various Eastern European countries.