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EBRD CSO Steering Committee

The EBRD is currently revising its approach for civil society engagement. Under the new approach the Bank aims to establish an advisory Civil Society Steering Committee to enhance its civil society engagement.

The Committee will act as an additional forum for dialogue and communication between the Bank and civil societies and help the Bank to enhance its civil society engagement.  Through this committee, we hope to foster a spirit of cooperation, trust, and mutual respect among civil societies and the EBRD, facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experiences.  

Currently, a Pilot CSO Steering Committee is in place to help design the mechanism of engagement within the Steering Committee and also support with the election of the Steering committee in the fall of 2023.

All entities seeking to apply to participate in the CSO Steering Committee must meet the following criteria:

  • The aims and purposes of the applicant entity should be consistent with the EBRD and conform with EBRD’s policies;
  • The entity should be considered a non-governmental organisation in line with the definition set by the EBRD;
  • Geographical representation of the EBRD region
  • CSO Steering Committee members will have good connectivity and communication tools such as internet and a working e-mail account.
  • In addition to the online application, interested organisations must provide 2 reference letters. The applicants can provide references from local partners, international partners, donor organisations – including the EBRD. The letters should be 1 page long each, written in English. Please submit your reference letters to:


Applications for the CSO Steering Committee closed on 15 September 2023.

Currently applications are under review. We aim to contact all applicants informing them about the success of their application by the end of November.

Should you have any questions please get in touch with the Civil Society Engagement Team at:

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