23.11. 2013 seminar "Quo vadis Eastern Partnership? How to Recalibrate Pro-Reform Tendencies in the Eastern Neighbourhood?"

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"Quo vadis Eastern Partnership? How to Recalibrate Pro-Reform Tendencies in the Eastern Neighbourhood?"

25. ja 26. novembril Euroopa Parlamendi Infobüroo saalis (Laikmaa 15 –sissepääs Kaubamaja vastas)

Töökeel on inglise keel.


It is pleasure to invite you to participate in the seminar "Quo vadis Eastern Partnership? How to Recalibrate Pro-Reform Tendencies in the Eastern Neighbourhood?" which will give us an excellent opportunity to reflect on the Vilnius Summit results and to provide input for the European Summit that will follow only few days later.

The seminar will take place on  Monday 25 November and Tuesday 26 November in European Parliament Information Office (Tallinn, Laikmaa 15).

The working language will be English.

This event is organised by the European Ideas Network (EIN), the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the Pro Patria Institute.


Seminar of the European Ideas Network jointly with the Pro Patria Institute and the International Republican Institute

How to Recalibrate Pro-Reform Tendencies in the Eastern Neighbourhood?

25-26 November 2013

European Parliament Information Office

Laikmaa 15

Tallinn

Draft Agenda

(23/10/2013)

Working languages: EN


MONDAY 25 November


15.00 -      Registration


15.30 - 15.45 Welcome and Introduction 

Pro Patria Institute (tbc) 

Guillermo MARTINEZ CASAN, Director, European Ideas Network, EPP Group in the EP 

Miriam LEXMANN, Director of EU Office, International Republican Institute



15.45 - 17.15 Round Table: Potential scenarios for the Eastern Partnership Summit and its consequences for the Future of this relationship. What role for EPP?

What does success mean in relation to the Summit? Will successful Vilnius suffice to bring Eastern EU neighbours closer to its orbit? Or will it provide for new incentives for Russian interests in the region? How to guarantee sustainability to the new impetus the Summit will bring?

Chair: 

Tunne KELAM MEP, Member of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, 

Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Member of Delegation for relations 

with the United States


Key Speakers

Jacek PROTASIEWICZ MEP, Vice-President of the European parliament, Member of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, Member of the Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly (tbc) 


EU-Russia relations in the light of Eastern Partnership - symmetry or asymmetry

Vladimir Jushkin, Head of Baltic Centre for Russian Studies


Speakers:

Mart NUTT MP, Member of the Constitutional Committee and European Union 

Affairs Committee, Estonia

Richard YOUNGS, Senior associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Alexander BRAKEL, Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung,  Director, Belarus Office

 



17.15 - 17.30 Coffee Break


17.30 - 18.30 Q&A and debate with the audience


18.30 – 19.00 EPP Press release on the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit 

Conclusions

Staffan JERNECK, Senior Advisor for Public affairs, Prime Group

20.00 Dinner  hosted by MEP Tunne Kelam (by invitation only)

Restoran PLATZ, Roseni tn. 7, Tallinn


Keynote speech: 

Trivimi VELLISTE, Chairman of the Pro Patria Institute and former Minister of Foreign Affairs


TUESDAY 26 November

09.00 - 09.30 Registration


09.30 - 09.45 Welcome and Introduction  



09.45 - 11.15 Round Table: Political Parties and Election Processes as an Engine for 

Pro-Democratic Change?

Does a closer look at election practises and political parties serve as a mirror for the democracy check of the societies? How can European political families exert their influence on their sister parties and thus accelerate the democratic processes in the region?


Chair: 

György SCHÖPFLIN MEP, Member of the EPP Group in the European Parliament Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Member of the Delegation for relations with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo 


Key Speakers:

Jan BREZINA MEP, Member of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, Member of the Delegation to the EU-Armenia, EU-Azerbaijan and EU-Georgia Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly (tbc)

Ott LUMI, Lecturer on Public Policy at the Tallinn University, Partner in Meta Advisory Group, a public relations and governmental relations company, Former MP and former Secretary General of Res Publica


Speakers:

Milan JEZOVICA, Foremer State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Slovakia 

Michael DRUCKMAN, IRI Residence Country Director, Ukraine 

Andrea KEERBS, IRI Residence Country Director, Georgia 

Jake JONES, IRI Residence Country Director, Belarus



11.15 - 11.30 Coffee Break


11.30 - 12.30 Q&A and debate with the audience


12.30 – 13.00 Conclusions


Branislav STANICEK, MA in Geopolitics, Sorbonne University 


13.00 - 13.15 Closing Words


 

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