“Communicating Europe” task force meeting
In September 2015, the Foreign Policy Association of Moldova in partnership with CEU Center for EU Enlargement Studies (Hungary), the Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies (Poland), the Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (Slovakia), the Association of International Affairs (Czech Republic), the Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies (Georgia) and with the Institute of World Policy (Ukraine) launched the project entitled “V4 Supporting Communication Strategy of Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine on implementing AA and DCFTA” . The project aims to target several areas of mutual interest between the V4 and Eastern Partnership countries, including capacity building and regional cooperation by the transfer of V4 countries experience in EU integration processes via collecting best practices and lessons learned in the field of communication strategies.
On December 10, 2015, the first meeting of the task force took place in Chisinau with the goal to agree on the methodology of the final research, discuss the preparation of the country papers and the workshops that are planned to take place in Chisinau, Kiev and Tbilisi with the participation of governmental, non-governmental and European partners. In addition to the task force meeting, the participants have met with Moldovan governmental officials and experts dealing with the communication process in the process of Association Agreement implementation. At the meeting, CENS was represented by Zsuzsanna Végh.
As a result of the project the V4 and EaP experts will develop a paper providing conclusions and recommendations based on the realities of the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia, which could contribute to a better strategy of communicating the essence of the partnership agreements signed with the EU.
The project “V4 Supporting Communication Strategy of Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine on implementing AA and DCFTA” is led by the Foreign Policy Association of Moldova and is supported by the International Visegrad Fund.