The Eastern Partnership Reality Check is a policy review process aiming to gather insights from top domestic and international analysts, practitioners, diplomats and policy-makers covering Eastern Partnership countries in order to discuss these behind closed doors. It has the ambition to satisfy demand for a more in-depth policy in this area. Under the aegis of Lithuania`s EU Presidency (July-December 2013) the first such a review was the Belarus Reality Check (BRC) enacted in Vilnius, Lithuania October 2012.
The first two Ukraine Reality Checks were held in Kyiv (June 2013 and October 2014), while the third one took place in Riga under the aegis of Latvia’s EU presidency (April 2015). With the support of the European Endowment for Democracy, the Lithuanian and Latvian Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Pact the 4th Ukraine Reality Check is returning to Kyiv. The meeting will provide evidence- and ground-based analysis and a balanced policy advice with the help of top Ukrainian and international experts and practitioners. Speakers are asked for short inputs but active participation is expected from all invited participants. The meeting will result in a non-paper which will be fact-checked and peer-reviewed before widely distributed.
CEPI’s Associate Fellow Balázs Jarábik will speak at the conference.
You can find the full programme of the event here.