The Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit in Vilnius at the end of November will reveal how successful the EU was in anchoring its Eastern neighbors to its ambitious integration project. The key question of this summit is whether Ukraine will sign an Association Agreement and a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement.
Georgia and Moldova are also on the way to initialing similar documents with the EU. To investigate how much the EaP countries have changed is timely and of utmost importance in order to show in which direction the EaP Initiative is moving.
This event includes a presentation of the Eastern Partnership Index from the International Renaissance Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and EaP Civil Society Forum. Afterwards we will discuss the current state of reforms in the EaP states, touching upon the role of Russia and the future of EaP with experts from Armenia, Moldova, and Ukraine.
- Iryna Solonenko, European University Viadrina/EaP Index
- Boris Navasardyan, President of the Yerevan Press Club
- Oleksandr Sushko, Director of Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, Ukraine
- Viorel Ursu, Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society European Policy Institute, Brussels