Annual Conference of the Eastern Partnership: ‘A stronger economy for stronger societies - Investing in people for sustainable growth‘
The Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU together and the European Commission hosted to the Eastern Partnership Annual Conference “A STRONGER ECONOMY FOR STRONGER SOCIETIES - INVESTING IN PEOPLE FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH” on 7 December 2018 in Vienna, Austria. The conference highlighted in a cross-sectoral way particular achievements within the "20 Deliverables for 2020", which best demonstrate tangible results reached in 2018 on the topics of economy, skills, education and youth.
Dr. Karin Kneissl, Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, and Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, warmly welcomed the participants at the opening of the event. Panel discussions followed with the aim to identify the main challenges and opportunities, exchanging examples of best practices as well as giving recommendations for concrete actions.
Two events- 5th EaP Business Forum followed by the Eastern Partnership's Annual conference gathered together CEE BC group- representatives from CEE BC Brussels (Natallia Harbuz), CEE- business council Moldova (Christian Gessl), CEE BC Georgia (Nika Markozashvili, Mariam Kuchuloria), CEE- business council Armenia (Marina Jamkochian). The CEE BC network is created as an active continuation of the Public-Private Dialogue programme of the Project East Invest2 and which demonstrates sustainable development. This is the second conference, in which all partners of CEE BC and PPD Network Consortium participated.