The European Union and its Eastern Partners
Conference organised in cooperation with Austro-French Centre for Rapprochement in Europe (CFA), Minsk Dialogue Track II Initiative (MD), e Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
The Eastern Partnership Reflection Forum (EaP-RF) is an initiative inspired by the on-going “EU-Western Balkans Reflection Forum Initiative” (WB-RF). The latter was launched in 2015 in support of the so-called “Berlin Process”, an intergovernmental initiative aimed at promoting reforms and regional cooperation in the Western Balkans.
The Eastern Partnership Reflection Forum 2017 was organised in Minsk on 10-12 December 2017 within the framework of the Belarusian Presidency of the CEI and on the eve of the CEI Minsk Summit (12 December 2017). The Forum analysed the results of the EaP Brussels Summit, encouraging pan-European expert-led discussions on the EaP in an innovative reflection format.
The Minsk EaP Reflection Forum convened a pan-European community of experts coming from renowned think-tanks and universities from all over the EU, EFTA, the Western Balkans, the EaP region, and Russia.