Webinar. COVID-19 in Eastern Europe: "Facing virulent third wave"

While much of the EU has more than met its target of 70% vaccination of adults, the current third wave of the pandemic has become increasingly virulent in Eastern Europe in recent weeks, both in terms of daily infections and death rates.


Thus, on November 5, within the framework of the “3 DCFTAs” Project, CEPS in cooperation with the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum is organizing an online COVID-19 Eastern Europe webinar: "Facing virulent third wave".


The webinar will debate the adequacy of vaccine supplies for the region; outstanding problems of vax-skepticism combined with various logistic and organizational problems hindering fast and full vaccination; the problem of the vicious third wave and the desirable policy response to mitigate its harm for the Eastern European societies. The event will be open to audience participation in Q&A session.



  • Dr Siddhartha Sankar Datta, Program manager, Vaccine-preventable Diseases and Immunisation, World Health Organization, Geneva
  • Veronika Movchan, Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting, Kyiv
  • Denis Cenusa, Expert-Grup, Chisinau
  • Tamara Kovziridze, Reformatics, Tbilisi
  • Benyamin Poghosyan, Political Science Association of Armenia, Yerevan
  • Shahla Ismayil, Women Association for Rational Development, Baku, Steering Committee EaP CSF
  • Andrei Yahorau, Centre for European Transformation, Minsk, EaP CSF



  • Michael Emerson, Associate Senior Research Fellow, CEPS


Date: November 5, 2021

Time: 14:00-15:30 CET

Platform: ZOOM



This event is free and open to the public.

We kindly ask you to register in English by November 4, 2021.

The number of online participants is limited. However, the live stream of the event will be available on the Facebook pages of “3 DCFTAs” Project and EaP CSF.


Webinar Instructions:


Please connect to the event 5 minutes prior (13:55) to allow time for technical assistance and troubleshooting. Questions to the panelists should be addressed in Q&A chat.


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