INVITATION: European Foreign Policy towards Eastern Europe - Future of Eastern Partnership beyond 2020

We kindly invite you to an event organized by our Brussels office. It will take place on December 4 in the office of Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU. You can look forward to panel discussions and a keynote speech. Read the whole article for the complete information on the programme.

When and Where?

  • Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 9:00 – 12:00
  • Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU, Rue Caroly 15, 1050 Brussels


9.00 – 9.10

  • Welcome words: Tomas Szuyong, Deputy Head of the Czech Republic to the EU Permanent Representative to the Political and Security Committee Ambassador
  • Keynote speech: Katarina Mathernova, Deputy Director at DG NEAR (TBC) 

9.10 – 10.30 Panel I: Political and security aspects of the future Eastern Partnership

  • Alisa Muzergues, Research Fellow, GLOBSEC
  • Jaroslav Kurfurst, Czech MFA, Special Envoy for the Eastern Partnership, Czechia
  • Radoslaw Darski, Deputy Head of Division (Eastern Partnership, Regional Cooperation, and OSCE), EEAS
  • Moderator: Pavel Havlicek, Analyst at Association for International Affairs, Czechia

10.30 – 11:50 Panel II: Economic dimension and shape of the EaP beyond 2020

  • Daniel Szeligowski, Polish Institute for International Affairs, Poland
  • Sandor Ackermann, Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary
  • Yurii Vdovenko, Deputy Chairman of the Board, Head of Economic euro integration of Ukraine Studies, UA PRISM (TBC)
  • Moderator: Zuzana Stuchlikova, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, Belgium

Closing remarks: Jaroslav Kurfürst, Czech MFA, Special Envoy for the Eastern Partnership, Czechia


In 2019, the Eastern Partnership policy celebrates its 10-year anniversary since its launching. The policy has gone through turbulent times, but it has also managed to achieve some very significant results. After the first decade of its existence, DG NEAR organised a public consultation on the future of Eastern Partnership beyond 2020, which allowed for exchange and input from the civil society, academia, the EU member states, business community or the Eastern Partnership countries.

The crucial question is how to best ensure that the Eastern Partnership stays as a relevant policy concept beyond 2020. This is closely linked to what its content on both bilateral and multilateral levels should be in the future? What role should the Czech diplomacy, the V4 and EU, including its institutions and member states play? What did the strategic reflection of the 10 years of the Eastern Partnership bring and what priorities should the EU take on board?

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