When: Wednesday 5 June 2019, 09.30-11.30

Where: Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU, Avenue de Cortenbergh 80, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

EaP CSF Brussels Public Event Series marking 10 years anniversary of Eastern Partnership

“The civil society perspective: Taking stock of 10 years of the EaP policy and strategizing for after 2020 – Trade, Digital Economy and Harmonization of Digital Markets”

The fourth and the last event in the EaP CSF Public Events Series, dedicated to the assessment of EaP policy in different areas, this time will focus on AA/DCFTAs. Namely, we will take a closer look in the area of trade, transposition and implementation of related legislation, addressing business climate and SMEs, progress in enhancing digital skills and the harmonization of digital markets between the EU and EaP countries.


09:00 – 09:30     Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:30 – 09:45     Welcome Remarks

  • Kaisa Honka-Hallila, Desk Officer, Eastern Europe (COEST), Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU

  • Laura Dittel, EaP CSF Working Group 2 Coordinator, Carpathian Foundation, Slovakia

09:45 – 10:00  Kick-off Input

10:00 – 11:30  World Café Style Debate

Stakeholder Corner:

  • Vassilis Kopanas, Senior Expert, DG CONNECT
  • Juan Navas Sabater, Lead ICT Specialist (Europe and Central Asia), World Bank

Civil Society Corner:

  • Olga Chyzhova, EaP CSF Working Group 2 Member, Digital Communication Network, Estonia
  • Maksym Koriavets, EaP CSF Working Group 2 Member, Polissya Foundation for International and Regional Studies, Ukraine

Moderator: Juulia Baer-Bader, Communications Manager, EaP CSF

***EN/RU simultaneous interpretation will be available***