Conference 10 September 2009

research seminar

Wider Europe Network Conference:

From Northern Dimension to Eastern Partnership – the evolving European Neighborhood Policy in the East

8.45 Welcome

  • Director Markku Kivinen, Aleksanteri Institute
  • Director Alan Mayhew, Jean Monnet Wider Europe Network

9.00-9.15 Key note address:

  • Member of Parliament, Chairman of the Grand Committee Erkki Tuomioja:
    Northern Dimension and Eastern Neighbourhood Policy in a Global Context
    Download pdf here.

9.15-10.30 Panel 1: Northern Dimension – an empty shining shell or framework
with real difference?

  • Chair: Hanna Smith, Aleksanteri Institute
  • Deputy Director Andrey Avetisyan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia
  • National Expert Petteri Vuorimäki, European Commission, Directorate General for
    External Relations
  • Senior Research Fellow Pertti Joenniemi, Danish Institute for International Studies

10.30-10.45 Coffee

10.45-12.15 Panel 2: Eastern Partnership

12.15-13.15 Lunch break

13.15-14.45 Panel 3: Joint session with Eurasia Partnership Foundation: Results and Challenges of ENP Implementation - Civil Society's Perspective

  • Chair: Tuula Yrjölä, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland
  • Regional Director Hans Gutbrod, Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC),
    program of Eurasia Partnership Foundation
  • Dr. Daniel Tarschys, University of Stockholm, former Secretary General of the Council
    of Europe & EPF Trustee
  • Georgia Country Director Ketevan Vashakidze, Eurasia Partnership Foundation
    Download slide show here (.ppt).
  • Ukraine Country Director Victor Liakh, East Europe Foundation
    Download slide show here (.ppt).

14.45-15.00 Coffee

15.00-17.00 Panel 4: Russia-EU cooperation in the North – Do they have common

  • Chair: Markku Kivinen, Aleksanteri Institute
  • Ambassador Johan Molander, Embassy of Sweden in Finland
  • Political Director Clyde Kull, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
  • Deputy Director General Riku Huttunen, Finnish Ministry of Employment and the
    Download slide show here (.ppt).
  • Professor Nikita Lomagin, St Petersburg State University
  • Coordinator of Northern Dimension Slava Khodko, Coordination Council on Cross-
    Border Cooperation

Download the conference programme here (pdf)


Aleksanteri Institute, 3rd floor
Unioninkatu 33
Helsinki, Finland