28 May 2015, BUCHAREST – Creative Approaches to the relations between the EU and the Eastern Partnership countries – round table
The Romanian Center for European Policies, with the support of Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation Program, will host in Bucharest, on the evening of 28 of May 2015, a Chatham House meeting “Creative Approaches to the relations between the EU and the Eastern Partnership countries”.
Leading think tanks representatives from the Visegrad group countries, Baltic region and Romania, Republic of Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine will debate the Riga Summit conclusions and the future of the EU’s Eastern Partnership.
The goal of the round table is to identify new approaches and cooperation projects between the European Union and the Eastern Partnership countries in the context of the current EU-Russia standoff. The debates should positively contribute to transfer of experience and know-how from EU member states to the Eastern Partnership countries struggling with complex structural reforms in a challenging regional context.
We will dive deep into the methods of informational warfare, explore frozen conflicts management strategies, pragmatically asses the Energy Union and its role for energy security of the Eastern Associates countries, and we will also elaborate on regional cooperation and the obstacles hindering the demanding process of democratization in the EU partner states. The meeting in Bucharest will be the first regional consultation held after the EU – Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, therefore it will represent a good opportunity to critically reflect on its main conclusions.
This event is part of the “Regional Cooperation Romania-Moldova-Ukraine – key for stability in the post-Crimea Black Sea Region“. The project is funded by the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, German Marshall Fund.