A stronger economy for stronger societies



Launched in 2009 as a joint policy initiative, the Eastern Partnership aims to deepen relations between the European Unian, its Member States and six Eastern European neighbours: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. In the context of the Austrian EU Presidency, the 2018 Annual Conference of the Eastern Partnership was held in Vienna on 7 December 2018. The European Centre with its bridging function and its focus on potential Accession countries in Eastern Europe got involved in this event, with Kai Leichsenring as a moderator of a session on 'Investing in our future: how to foster youth employment and employability?'.