The Eastern Partnership Youth Conference “Youth for Rights” was organised by the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) under the patronage of the Slovak Presidency in the Council of the European Union on 27-28 October in Bratislava, Slovakia.
It was initiated by the EaP CSF Working Group 4 “Contacts between People” and brought together 145 genuine young activists from the EaP countries, Russia and the EU who vigorously advocate human rights and the democratic development of their societies. The conference coordinator is Hovsep Khurshudyan, Working Group 4 Coordinator and EaP CSF Steering Committee Member. The event was opened by the video address from H.E. Andrej Kiska, President of the Slovak Republic.
Katarina Mathernova, Deputy Director General in charge of the Eastern Neighbourhood at the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) of the European Commission delivered the opening address.