The International Forum “Reflecting on the Future of the EU- EaP relations: Young Scholars’ Voice” was held in Kyiv through June 6-8, 2019, and co-organized by Ukrainian Association of Professors and Researchers on European Integration, European Community Studies Association Moldova and European Union Studies Association, Georgia.
The Forum served as a platform for the doctoral students and junior researchers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, who specialize in the EU and EU neighborhood-related topics. The objective of the Forum was to promote the dialogue between the academia and the civil society, the stakeholders of the European integration processes in the EaP countries. The three- day event brought together the participants to exchange experience, to discuss the key challenges and to institutionalize a dialogue platform for young generation of scholars in European Integration Studies from the EaP countries.
The Forum was composed of the three consequent events:
June 6. Pre-conference workshop for junior scholars: “What makes a good research project: multidimensional approach” aimed at introducing the research essentials, grant writing, public speaking, hard/soft skills development.
June 7. Conference: “The 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership: lessons learnt, current challenges and future perspectives”. The Conference was organized in a dynamic debate on the most important and timely issues within the EU-EaP context. The Conference program was structured to allow for study, debate and critical reflection on the different aspects of the relations of the EU with respective EaP countries, the implementation of Association Agreements, and the key domestic and external challenges hampering EU-EaP contacts, ands future scenarios for the EU-EaP relations.
Largely, the International Forum “Reflecting on the future of the EU- EaP relations: Young Scholars’ Voice” provided an excellent opportunity for the scholars (young researchers in particular) to exchange information and experiences about the on-going development of the European Studies in their countries and beyond.
The target group and participants: the EU and EaP countries’ speakers, local academic community, policy-makers, NGOs and wider public.
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