About the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership at the Europe-Ukraine Forum

In 2019 the Eastern Partnership initiative celebrated its 10th anniversary. This is a great opportunity to take stock of the program, review it and possibly introduce new solutions for the countries associated with the European Union under this program. Ukraine, as a partner country under the EaP, implementing the association agreement is expecting a deepened free trade zone with the EU.

One of the debates within the 13th Europe-Ukraine Forum will be the following: Eastern Partnership: new ideas for a new reality

How is the Eastern Partnership assessed in EU member states and in partner countries? Will the renewal of the Eastern Partnership find strong enough support among EU members? What will his future be and does he have an alternative?

Participation in the debate has been confirmed by both experienced diplomats and experts: Hans-Jürgen Heimsoeth, Special Representative for Eastern Partnership from the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin, former Ambassador of Germany in Kiev, experienced diplomat from the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Karin Anderman, Ruth Ferrero-Turrión, Professor, Expert on Eastern Europe from the University of Complutense in Madrid. The Ukrainian point of view will be presented by Rostyslav Tomenchuk, President of the Ukrainian Institute of International Policy.

Additionally, during the Forum in Rzeszow the main thoughts from the report “Eastern Partnership 2030 Trends” will be also presented by the Visegrad Insight editor in chief, Wojciech Przybylski .  The report, published by leading magazine dealing with CEE issues – Visegrad Insight is encouraging a discussion about the major trends that will shape the EU’s framework policy with the eastern neighbours. This report identify and explore major trends for the next decade, in the spheres of politics and security, society and demography, economy and technology, information and digital as well as energy and environment, that will shape the direction of policy discussions for the EaP region.