Professor Elena Korosteleva has been invited to speak at the Civil Society Conference ‘Eastern Partnership Reality Check: Political Challenges and Future Agenda’, to be held on 28-29 November 2013 in Vilnius, as a key event related to the Third Eastern Partnership Summit between the EU Heads of States and Governments in Vilnius (http://www.eu2013.lt/en/vilnius-summit). The event will bring together civil society leaders from the Eastern Partnership countries and the European Union, key experts from regional and transatlantic non-governmental organisations, think-tanks, international aid agencies and political foundations, as well as distinguished political figures and public activists. The participants of the conference will focus on the main challenges faced by the civil society in the Eastern Partnership countries and the ways of supporting it through increasing its operational capacity and enhancing the civil society’s participation in the decision making processes. The conference will be addressed by the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite; EU Commissioner for Enlargement and the ENP Stefan Füle; Foreign Ministers of Poland (Radoslaw Sikorski), Sweden (Carl Bildt), Latvia (Edgars Rinkevics) and Lithuania (Linas Linkevicius); Aleksander Kwasniewski, Former President of Poland, and Pat Cox, 21st President of the European Parliament.
Professor Korosteleva will offer her outlook on civil society’s developments and discuss her recent research findings on the future strategies of a more effective EU engagement with all-level actors in the eastern research, as part of a wider research and impact activities of the Global Europe Centre, www.kent.ac.uk/politics/gec.
More information can be found on the University news page http://www.kent.ac.uk/news/comment/stories/Ukraineprotest/2013.