This Friday, February 10, the Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership (ECEAP) and Estonian Foreign Policy Institute (EVI), with the support of the European Commission Representation in Tallinn, will be hosting the 4th annual Tallinn Conference on the Eastern Partnership, entitled Cooperation and Communication: Expectations and Challenges for the Eastern Partnership in 2017.
Over 125 participants from the diplomatic, media, government, civil society, and academic communities in Estonia are registered to attend the conference, which will focus on two main topics: how best to cooperate to promote political and economic reform in the EaP region, and how best to communicate those reforms to ordinary citizens in a strategically challenging international environment.
Confirmed speakers will include Estonian foreign minister Sven Mikser, Georgian minister of state for European integration Victor Dolidze, Moldovan deputy minister of foreign affairs Daniela Morari, chairman of the Riigikogu foreign affairs committee Marko Mihkelson, Swedish ambassador for the Eastern Partnership Anna Westerholm, member of the European Parliament Marju Lauristin, EEAS Stratcom task force member Jakub Kalenský, and British Foreign & Commonwealth Office director of strategic communications Giles Montagnon.
EVI executive director Lauri Mälksoo and media expert Hannes Rumm will serve as panel moderators, while ECEAP director Jaan Reinhold and European Commission representation head Keit Kasemets will offer welcoming remarks.
For more information, please contact conference director Emmet Tuohy at firstname.lastname@example.org