Georgia invites you to the Black Sea resort of Batumi on July 11 and 12 to join the Annual Conference dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the eastern partnership.
10 years passed since the launch of the Eastern Partnership in 2009, a novel initiative instituted by the European Union (EU) and 6 Eastern European partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine). In the course of the past decade, the Partnership matured into an effective political project, advancing the relations between EU and Partners to a qualitatively new level. It also consolidated regional dimension by setting up a comprehensive multilateral format to promote a result-oriented cooperation and ensure concrete deliverables.
The Eastern Partnership has been particularly instrumental in promoting people to people contacts, trade and economic cooperation, as well as democratic institution`s building. At the same time, the partner countries still face the challenges of different nature, especially in the areas of security, territorial integrity and economic development.
The Conference aims at assessing the Partnership, its main deliverables, as well as present geopolitical context. The participant of the conference will reflect on the challenges common to the EU and Eastern partners so that Eastern Partnership effectively accommodates to the interests of each party, in line with the principles of differentiation and inclusiveness.
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