Study presentation. In search of a New Momentum for EU policy with its close neighbours: comparing the Western Balkans and three Eastern European associated states

Both the enlargement and neighbourhood policies are at best stagnating. The perceived incentives for reforms in line with European norms and values are too weak or uncertain. In this respect, there is a need for a new momentum for the European integration of Eastern European associated states, including Ukraine.


Thus, we would like to invite you to the presentation of a comparative study on a converging progress made among the Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership EU associated countriesthat was conducted by CEPS by encouragement of MEP Andrius Kubilius.


The presentation is organised by the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER), and will take place online on April 22, 15:00-16:30 (local time).


The discussion will focus on the innovative ideas and expert recommendations on EU policy that should accelerate the European integration of Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova given the absence of a clear membership perspective on the side of the EU.




15:00-15:10 - Mr Andrius Kubilius, MEP, Co-President of the Euronest PA

15:10-15:25-  Mr Michael Emerson, Associate Senior Research Fellow, CEPS, leader of the «3DCFTAs» project

15:25-15:35 - Mr Ivan NagornyakAdviser to the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine

15:35-15:45 - Ms Maria Mezentseva,  Member of the Parliament of Ukraine,  Deputy Chair of the Committee on Ukraine’s Integration into the European Union

15:45-15:55 - Mr Serhiy Tereshko, Deputy Director General for the European Union and NATO, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

15:55-16:25 - Discussion with representatives of civil society and experts:

Ms Olena Pavlenko, DiXi Group, Chair of the Ukrainian part of EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform

Mr Yurii Vdovenko, Center for cross-border cooperation, National Coordinator of the Ukrainian National Platform of the EaP Civil Society Forum

Mr Dmytro Shulga, European Programme Director at the International Renaissance Foundation

16:25- 16:40  Open discussion


Moderator: Ms Veronika Movchan, Academic Director, IER


Platform: ZOOМ


LanguageEnglish and Ukrainian, with simultaneous interpretation in the two languages


Please register via the following link by April 21.