As part of ALDA’s 20th anniversary webinar series, on Wednesday July 8th, 2020 at 10:30 am CEST we will be focusing on the Eastern Partnership as one of the four main areas of ALDA activity.
While there was some scepticism when the programme was launched a decade ago, the Eastern Partnership has effectively filled a vacuum in terms of dialogue and of providing the eastern neighbours with a prospect of closer integration with the EU, and there is relative optimism from the EU’s side that the EaP is there to stay in one form or another.
Together with our high-level panelists, we will aim to explore what major changes shall be expected in the EU – EaP relations in the next decade; how EaP member countries should act to get most out of this Partnership; in what way ordinary citizens benefited of EaP framework in the past 10 years and how/if they will benefit in the future; and what local authorities shall do to be more involved in the implementation of the EaP agenda.
Alongside the introductory and conclusive speeches of ALDA President Oriano Otočan and ALDA Secretary General Antonella Valmorbida, the webinar will be moderated by ALDA EaP & Central Asia coordinator Alexandru Coica and animated by the keynote speeches of
Vassilis Maragos, Head of Unit in DG NEAR (Armenia, Belarus, Azerbaijan & EaP) of the EC
Natalya Yerashevich, Director of Secretariat of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum
and Boris Navasardian, President of the Yerevan Press Club.
Questions will be encouraged; registration is required, but free and open to everybody. The event will take place in English, with interpretation in Russian.
Looking forward to seeing you there and discussing together the future of the EaP!