The Eastern Partnership and the Future of EU Engagement
The Eastern Partnership was launched in 2008 at a challenging juncture for the European Union's relations with its eastern neighbours. The Russo-Georgian conflict forced the countries on Russia's periphery to look hard at the regional and geopolitical environment and reconsider the relative attractiveness of increased engagement with Euro-Atlantic organizations. The context has been further complicated by the global financial crisis, which shifted attention in EU member states both inwards, to domestic concerns, and further outwards, to questions of global governance reform.
This conference will assess the progress of the Eastern Partnership to date, and consider the future of EU policy towards its eastern neighbourhood. Experts from all EaP countries, Russia and the EU will attend, please see the draft programme below for details.
This conference is part of a project on the Eastern Partnership run in partnership with the Robert Bosch Foundation, European Commission and St Antony's College, Oxford University.
Attendance is by invitation only.