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"EU EASTERN PARTNERSHIP – FROM CAPACITIES TO EXCELLENCE: STRENGTHENING RESEARCH, REGIONAL
and INNOVATION POLICIES IN THE CONTEXT OF HORIZON 2020"

 11 – 13 June, 2014

University of Latvia

Riga, Latvia

The conference aims to have a fresh and different angle of analysis focused on current challenges in EU Eastern Partnership (EaP) and Russia with reference to research and innovation. This conference will follow main streams of the third EaP summit in Vilnius 28-29 November, 2013 in the context of European Research Area and Eastern Partnership Roadmap. It will cover the issues related to the EU current policies on Eastern Partnership initiatives and the future plans for the EU Research and Regional Innovation Policies, as well as sharing common values and good practices among different Member States, Eastern Partnership countries and other global partners. The event will bring together the main stakeholders, including the European Commission, national policy making bodies, policy makers, broad research community, those who are interested in international dimension of EU policies and cooperation with Eastern Partnership countries. The outcome of the conference may provide suggestions towards the further development of the EU Eastern Partnership and relations with Russia contribute to the on-going policy debate related to the Association Agreement negotiations with the countries of the region (Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia). The event will be held at the University of Latvia on June 12th and at the Baltic Beach Hotel in Jurmala on the 13th, 2014. Number of the events (pre-conference events) will also be organised on June 11th.   We invite you to submit a paper for the upcoming conference (see the guidelines here). To see the final dates, please, visit "Important dates". To view the conference topics, please, click here. Please submit paper to the following address conference.jeanmonnet@lu.lv (subject "Paper").