ADVANCING THE REFORM AGENDA WITHIN THE EU ASSOCIATION AGREEMENTS: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF MOLDOVA, GEORGIA, AND UKRAINE ON THE ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY

Despite the vast amount of research on the Eastern Partnership, little is known on the role of civil society in promoting the Association Agendas with Moldova, Georgia, and Ukraine. The present article elucidates more comprehensively this aspect by highlighting the main challenges and puts forward recommendations for improving civil society participation in advancing reforms in these countries. The research on this topic is important in order to present a comparative perspective of the progress towards European integration among the most active pro-European states in the Eastern Partnership. The methodology of the study consists in analytical research and empirical investigations involving quantitative and qualitative tools: gathering of data, analysis of documents, normative and legislative in-depth analysis, and reports

Despite the vast amount of research on the Eastern Partnership, little is known on the role of civil society in promoting the Association Agendas with Moldova, Georgia, and Ukraine. The present article elucidates more comprehensively this aspect by highlighting the main challenges and puts forward recommendations for improving civil society participation in advancing reforms in these countries. The research on this topic is important in order to present a comparative perspective of the progress towards European integration among the most active pro-European states in the Eastern Partnership. The methodology of the study consists in analytical research and empirical investigations involving quantitative and qualitative tools: gathering of data, analysis of documents, normative and legislative in-depth analysis, and reports
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Andrei Iovu

Andrei Iovu holds a PhD in Constitutional Law from the Moldova State University and a master’s degree from the University College of London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES). Andrei was a consultant for the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities and researcher at the Institute for Public Policy in the Republic of Moldova. Andrei works closely with government institutions, civil society, and international organisations on the integration of Moldovan society, European integration process, and democratisation.


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