ELF meeting in Tbilisi

Today we continue the discussion on the impact of the EU’s Eastern Partnership at the #EFLevent – Reviving the Eastern Partnership. This time – in Tbilisi, Georgia. It was a great honor for the Europe-Georgia Institute to participate in the organization of this event.

Together with European Liberal Forum and our speakers Dionis Cenusa, Leo Litra, Daniel Kaddik, Sergiu Boghean, Shamil Shugaev, George Melashvili we aim to identify and compile the current trends, current problems and best practices from Eastern Partnership member countries, especially from Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia.

Furthermore, as part of the event, the participants will identify and promote tools and mechanisms for a liberal approach on how the future of the EU’s Eastern Partnership might be changed.

George Melashvili ELF

George Melashvili discussing EU membership perspectives


23. JULY 2019

09:00-9:30 Registration

09:30-10:00 Opening and Presentation

Daniel Kaddik, Executive Director European Liberal Forum
Sergiu Boghean, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom Southeast Europe, project coordinator Moldova

10:00-11:30 Reviving the Eastern Partnership – strategic change or continued drifting? Current situation and the developments since the official launch of the EU EP. Key findings from the first meeting in Chisinau.

Keynote by Denis Cenusa, Researcher at Justus Liebig University, Gießen

The situation as seen on the ground in Ukraine
Leonid Litra, Senior Research Fellow at Центр “Нова Європа” / New Europe Center, Kiev

The situation as seen on the ground in Georgia
George Melashvili, Europe-Georgia Institute, President.


Moderation by Shamil Shugaev, FNF South Caucasus

11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-13:00 Reviving the Eastern Partnership – the situation as seen on the ground in Ukraine
Roundtable Discussion

Moderation by George Melashvili, Europe-Georgia Institute

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:30 Reviving the Eastern Partnership – strategic change or continued drifting?
World Café

16:30-17:00 Final remarks and conclusions

17:30-19:00 Dinner

Working languages will be English and Georgian with simultaneous translation.

An event organised by the European Liberal Forum (ELF). Co-funded by the European Parliament.

Neither the European Parliament nor the European Liberal Forum are responsible for the content of the programme, or for any use that may be made of it. The views expressed herein are those of the speaker(s) alone. These views do not necessarily reflect those of the European Parliament and/or the European Liberal Forum asbl.

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