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Policy Workshop: “EU Partnership with Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia: Prospects for Reform with Implementation of the EU Association and Free Trade Agreements”
The Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue and the Centre for European Studies Jean Monnet Chair in the EU’s Relations with Russia and the Eastern Neighbourhood are pleased to co-host the policy workshop, “EU Partnership with Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia: Prospects for Reform with Implementation of the EU Association and Free Trade Agreements,” at Carleton University.
This workshop will examine the status of and revisions to the EU’s Eastern Partnership policy since the Ukraine crisis. A particular focus will be to assess progress in the implementation of the important association and trade agreements reached in 2014 between the EU and the key partners: Georgia, Ukraine, and Moldova.
The workshop will feature scholars and researchers from Canada, Europe and Eastern Neighborhood countries who will discuss: the EU’s Eastern Partnership policy; implementation of association and free trade agreements with Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia; and obstacles and prospects for reform in Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova.
11:30AM-12:15PM Networking and light lunch (offered for registered attendees)
12:15PM-12:30PM Opening Remarks
Joan DeBardeleben, Professor and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Relations with Russia and the Eastern Neighbourhood, Carleton University
Kevin Rex, Director, Eastern Europe and Eurasia Division, Global Affairs Canada
12:30PM-2:00PM The EU’s Evolving Eastern Partnership Policy and the EU’s New Agreements with Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova
Chair: David Long, Professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University
The EU’s Eastern Partnership Policy after the Ukraine Crisis.
Prof. Elena Korosteleva, Professor of International Politics and Jean Monnet Chair, University of Kent, UK
The Association Agreements and DCFTAs with Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia and Prospects for Their Implementation: An Overview.
Dr. Michael Emerson, Associate Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels
Comments: Joan DeBardeleben, Carleton University
2:15PM-3:45PM Reform in Ukraine: Obstacles and Prospects
Chair: Milana Nikolko, Adjunct Research Professor, Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Carleton University
The Political and Legal Context for Reform in Ukraine and Implications for the EU.
Prof. Dr. Roman Petrov, Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kiev
Economic factors affecting Ukraine’s relations with the EU.
Prof. Crina Viju, Carleton University
Comments: Michael Emerson, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels
3:55PM-5:25PM Reform in Georgia and Moldova: Obstacles and Prospects
Chair: Mikhail Zherebtsov, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Carleton University
The Political Context in Georgia and Implications for the EU.
Prof. Ghia Nodia, Professor and Director, International School of Caucasus Studies, Ilia Chavchavadze State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
The Political Context in Moldova and Implications for the EU.
Dr. William Crowther, Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Comments: Elena Korosteleva, University of Kent
5:25PM-5:30PM Closing comments
Joan DeBardeleben, Carleton University
The workshop is supported by the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue (funded by SSHRC) and the Jean Monnet Chair in the EU’s Relations with Russia and the Eastern Neighbourhood, which receives funding from the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. Support is also provided by Carleton University.