From the 8th until the 11th of November in Chisinau, Moldova the KAS School of Excellence 2018 on the topic “Eastern Partnership: Challenges, Chances and Perspectives” took place.
In the current time of geopolitical crisis and uncertainty, 70 talented young minds, together with senior experts and policy advisors makers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, the European Union and Russia were invited in a vibrant brainstorming on the possible futures of the EU’s Eastern Partnership in economic, humanitarian and security dimensions. The school was hosted by the German Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation.
The forum inspired young researchers from the EaP countries to come up with their vision of the future of Eastern Europe and to reflect on what their own contribution might be. The young leaders participated in seminars and panel discussions together with senior experts and policy advisors.
Yuri Kofner, head, Eurasian sector, Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, Higher School of Economics (HSE, Moscow); research assistant, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA, Vienna) was invited as a speaker to the school, where he gave a report on the challenges and opportunities of economic cooperation between the EU and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), both in general, as well as for the Eastern European region in particular.