TEN YEARS EU EASTERN PARTNERSHIP
Democracy promotion, economic governance and geopolitics: Where next for the EU’s regional integration project with its eastern neighbours?
The Eastern Partnership (EaP) was founded in 2009 to strengthen the EU’s relations with six partner countries in its eastern neighbourhood (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) and to build a common area of shared democracy, prosperity and stability. The conference addresses in how far the EaP has achieved its original goals, and invites to reflect on what conceptual and policy tools are required in the future to define the EU’s relations with the six EaP countries. A special emphasis is placed on how (or whether?) to reconcile conflicting policy paradigms, such as the promotion of democracy, human rights and civil society, and ‘pragmatic’ policy based on ensuring stability in pursuit of geopolitical interests vis-à-vis Russia’s and China’s competing regional integration projects. The conference brings together senior members of the Brussels diplomatic community, European institutional decision makers and academic scholars, to provide a holistic and interdisciplinary perspective on the future of the EU’s relations with its eastern neighbours.
|THURSDAY 6 JUNE 2019|
|12.30-13.30||Registration & Welcome Lunch|
Opening speeches by Jan Zielonka (University of Oxford), Tobias Schumacher (College of Europe) and Taras Kuzio (National University of Kyiv Mohlya Academy and Johns Hopkins University)
PANEL 1: Institutional and legal dimensions of the EaP
Coffee Break and Poster Session
PANEL 2 : Policy dimensions of the Eastern Partnership
|FRIDAY 7 JUNE 2019|
PANEL 3 : EU bilateral relations and views from EaP countries
|10.30-11.00||Coffee Break & Poster Session|
PANEL 4: The Eastern Partnership: critical reflections on EU security and geopolitics
Closing speeches by
The conference is organised by Dr Giselle Bosse (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht), Prof Andrea Ott (Faculty of Law, Maastricht) and Prof Alena Vieira (University of Minho).
Maastricht University Campus Brussels
Avenue de Tervueren 153
How to get to the UM Campus Brussels:
- Metro: from the Central station take the purple metro line 1 leading to Stockel (not line 5 to Herrmann-Debroux) and get off at ‘Montgomery’. Take exit ‘Boulevard de Saint-Michel / Avenue de Tervueren 1-171 and then turn right. The UM Campus Brussels will be after 30 meters on your left hand.
- Brussels Airport: take bus 12 or bus 21 that both cover the area between Brussels Airport and the city center. In both cases get off at ‘Diamant’ and take the tram line 23 or 24 both in the direction of ‘Vanderkindere’ or take line 25 in the direction of Boondaal Station. Get off at ‘Montgomery’. Take exit ‘Boulevard de Saint-Michel / Avenue de Tervueren 1-171 and then turn right. The UM Campus Brussels will be after 30 meters on your left hand.