China and Russia in the EU’s Neighbourhood: A Threat for Integration and Democracy?

October 9 Tuesday

Event fully booked

Date/time

October 9, 2018, 09.00 - 16.30

Loc.

Brussels

Type

Congress

Russia and China are using their power and a variety of tools to extend their influence in the EU’s neighborhood. What interests do they have? The aim of the expert conference is to analyze their regional strategies in the EU’s immediate neighborhood

Also available in Deutsch

08:30 Registration of the participants

09:00 Opening remarks by

Ms Sabina Woelkner, Program Director, Multinational Development Policy Dialogue, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Brussels

Dr Fraser Cameron, Director, EU-Asia Centre, Brussels

09:30 Discussion

10:00 Panel 1: Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova: Springboard for Russian and Chinese influence at the EU’s backdoor?

Mr Dirk Schuebel, Head of Division, Russia, European External Action Service, Brussels

Prof Joseph Cheng, Retired Professor of Political Science, City University of Hong Kong

Dr Sergej Utkin, Head of Strategic Assessment Section, Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Dr Siarhei Bohdan, Associate Analyst, Ostrogorski Centre, Minsk

Dr Anaïs Marin, Assistant Professor and Marie Curie Fellow, Collegium Civitas, Warsaw Moderation: Mr Stephan Malerius, Deputy Head Finance and Project Management, former KAS Director Belarus, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin

11:30 Coffee break

12:00 Panel 2: The Caucasus: Can China make inroads in Russia’s backyard? Georgia as new East-West hub?

Ms Irina Guruli, Deputy Director, Economic Policy Research Center, Tbilisi

Ms Tinatin Tsertsvadze, International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR), Brussels

Dr Alexandra Yatsik, Visiting researcher, Polish Institute of Advanced Studies, Warsaw

Ms Amanda Paul, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Center, Brussels

Moderation: Ms Sabina Woelkner, Program Director, Multinational Development Policy Dialogue, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Brussels

13:30 Lunch break

14:30 Panel 3: The Western Balkan: Trojan horses in the EU?

Mr Clive Rumbold (tbc), Deputy Head, Division: Western Balkans, European External Action Service, Brussels

Mr Momčilo Radulović, President, European Movement in Montenegro

Dr Fotini Bellou, Assistant Professor for International Relations, Department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia

Dr Igor Rogelja, Max Weber Fellow, European University Institute, Florence

Mr Matej Šimalčík, Research Fellow, Institute for Asian Studies, Bratislava

Moderation: Dr Fraser Cameron, Director, EU-Asia Centre

16:00 Conclusions by Dr Fraser Cameron

16:30 End of conference

Sabina Wölkner, Leiterin des MNED, KAS Brüssel

Sabina Wölkner, Programme Director, Multinational Policy Development Dialogue, KAS, Brussels

Fraser Cameron, Direktor, EU-Asia Centre

Fraser Cameron, Director, EU-Asia Centre

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First Panel

Zweites Panel

Second Panel

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Third Panel

Contact person

Sabina Wölkner

Head of the Multinational Development Policy Dialogue

Sabina Wölkner
Phone +32 2 66931-77
Fax +32 2 66931-62
Languages: Deutsch,‎ English,‎ русский,‎ B-H-S,‎ Polski

Dr. Susanne Conrad

Research Associate Multinational Development Policy Dialogue

Phone +32 2 66931-72
Fax +32 2 66931-62
Languages: Deutsch,‎ English,‎ Français