TOPICS and QUESTIONS TO BE ADDRESSED: visa-free regime of the associated partners with the EU – newprospects and opportunities; future of the EaP – need of increased ownership and results-oriented approach; the EaP Summit 2017: possibility of rebranding the assistance instruments to strengthen the bonds between the EU and its associated partners; and revision of the multilateral architectureof the EaP.
What are the expected political and practical deliverables of the 2017 EaP Summit? What are the best ways to enhance the ownership of EaP? What changes should be undertaken to make the institutional architecture of EaP multilateral cooperation work more effectively and serve its purpose?
FORMAT: Moderated discussion
Prof. Neil MacFarlane –Lester B Pearson Professor of International Relations and Fellow at St Annes College, UniversityofOxford
H.E. Natalie Sabanadze – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Head of Mission of Georgia to EU
Ms. Daniela Morari– Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova
Mr. Darius Skusevičius– Vice Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Lithuania
Mr. Jaan Reinhold–Special Envoy for Eastern Partnership, Director of Estonian Center for Eastern Partnership
Ms. Laure Delcour – Research fellow, EU-STRAT project, FMSH
Followed by Q&A