The Eastern Partnership (EaP) brings the EU and its 28 Member States together with six countries to the EU’s east: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. In 2019 the Eastern Partnership is celebrating ten years of common activities that aim to strengthen the relationship between all these 34 countries and their people.
The conference in Georgia considers how cooperation in the fields of education, youth and culture can strengthen citizenship, common values and inclusiveness, looking both at policies and practice.
Speakers comprise decision-makers, administrators, practitioners and academics from the six EaP countries, EU Member States and the EU administration. The conference’s opening session features the EU’s Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, the Georgian Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport Mikheil Batiashvili, and the EU’s Ambassador to Georgia Carl Hartzell.
Discussions start by focusing on fundamental values and the way these are echoed – or threatened – in education and research, democratic participation, civic engagement, critical thinking and media literacy. The second day of the conference looks at inclusive education, social cohesion and gender, as well as the role of teachers and culture in promoting and fostering common values.
Do not forget to register if you are interested in attending the conference.