XVI BATUMI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE A Partnership That Matters - 10 Years and Beyond
ADAMI was participating at the 16th Batumi International Conference, dedicated to the 10 year anniversary of Eastern Partnership. The Conference aimed at assessing the Partnership, its main deliverables, as well as present geopolitical context. The participant of the conference reflected on the challenges common to the EU and Eastern partners so that Eastern Partnership effectively accommodates to the interests of each party, in line with the principles of differentiation and inclusiveness.
The Batumi International Conference offered specific thematic sessions highlighting major areas of cooperation where participants shared new ideas on further strengthening of the Partnership and advancing European integration processes beyond 2020.
The event brought together highest- and high-level representatives of the EU and various countries, including President of the European Council Donald Tusk, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides.
President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili, Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze, Chairman of the Parliament Archil Talakvadze, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, Minister of Foreign Affairs David Zalkaliani and Chairman of the Government of the Adjara Autonomous Republic Tornike Rizhvadze also spoke before the audience.
This year’s conference differs from the preceding ones by content, unprecedented scale and the level of its participants.
As an official participant of the Batumi International Conference ADAMI team had an own place to present ongoing and coming activities of 2019 to members of conference with all official attributes, including a banner, booklets, and many other things.
In Addition, Honorable guests from over the world enjoyed the screening SHOWCASE of the ADAMI winning and nominated film projects from the Eastern Partnership counties, Georgia, Armenia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Moldova and Ukraine!
Mr.Stefan Tolz, ADAMI Programme Director had held meetups with high-level officials, including Minister of Foreign Affairs David Zalkaliani, Mr. Hubert Knirsch, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Georgia, Mrs. Claudia Roth, Vice President of the German Bundestag as well as representatives from academia, non-governmental sector and business representatives from the EU and six partner countries.
Special thanks to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia for making the ADAMI SHOWCASE happen!