Platforms are the main tool of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) multilateral track. They reflect 4 main areas of cooperation between the Eastern Partner countries and the EU, namely:
Meetings are held at least twice a year at the level of senior officials engaged in the reform work in the relevant policy areas. The platforms report to the annual meetings of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the EaP. The work of the platforms may occasionally be promoted through sector-specific Ministerial meetings. Each platform can establish panels in order to support its work in specific areas.
The 2009 Prague Declaration which launched the Eastern Partnership also foresees the possiblity of creating panels in the framework of these thematic platforms in order to support work in specific areas. Two platforms took advantage of this opportunity: Platform 1 - Democracy, good governance and stability and Platform 2 - Economic integration and convergence with EU policies.
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