InvigoratEU kickoff conference

The InvigoratEU kick-off conference took place in Tbilisi on 20 and 21 February! The first day included a welcome address, an introduction of every consortium member and a discussion on organizational issues. The second day was divided into three blocks and focused on content, including a presentation of the conceptual framework and a discussion on methodology and on how the different elements of the project are interconnected.  The conference was rounded off by 2 public panel discussions. The first panel addressed the question: “How to reform the EU’s enlargement policy in a new geopolitical phase?“ The topic of the second panel was: ”Geopolitical challenges and opportunities for the EU and the Western Balkans, Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova.” Watch the video below for a recording of both panels:

After the conference, the consortium members were invited to a reception at the Presidential Residence hosted by Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili, who delivered a speech on Georgia’s efforts to join the European Union and the importance of cross boarder cooperation within the scientific community.

See the speech of President Salome Zurabishvili here:

Speech of Salome Zurabishvili