INVITATION: Eastern Partnership Summit 2021 as a new chapter of the EU-EaP relations: Time for diversification?
We would like to invite you to a debate entitled "Eastern Partnership Summit 2021 as a new chapter of the EU-EaP relations: Time for diversification?" The online debate will take place on December 14 at 17:30.
The region of Eastern Partnership has undergone a turbulent year – the violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan was renewed, Belarus suspended its participation in the initiative in reaction to the sanctions imposed by the EU, and Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine established the Associated Trio with the aim of integration into the EU.
Simultaneously, the EU and Eastern Partnership countries are expected to agree on the new agenda for the Eastern Partnership until 2025, newly supported by an EU investment plan, which puts a strong emphasis on resilience, post-pandemic recovery and reform process.
What can we expect from the upcoming Summit? How should the EU react to the growing heterogeneity among the EaP countries, including most prominently the Trio of associated countries? What approach should it apply to Belarus? Does it possess the right tools to counter the malign influence of external powers in the region? And finally, what is the role of EU member states, particularly from the CEE region, and how they may contribute to the future agenda after 2021?
- Petra Gombalová Kyslingerová, Head of Division for Regional Eastern Partnership, Regional Cooperation and OSCE at EEAS
- Pavel Havlíček, Research Fellow, Association for International Affairs (AMO)
- Alena Kudzko, Executive Director, GLOBSEC Policy Institute
- Denis Cenusa, Associated Researcher, Expert-Grup (Chisinau)
The discussion will be moderated by Žiga Faktor, Head of Brussels Office, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy.
The discussion will take place on ZOOM and will be streamed online on FB pages of the organizers. You can register via this link: https://bit.ly/3G4zHRN You can also follow the event live here.