9th meeting of the EU-Georgia Civil Society Platform

11:00 Opening session

  • Opening remarks by Mr Kakha Gogolashvili and Ms Dovilė Juodkaitė, Co-chairs of the EU-Georgia CSP

Application of Georgia for the EU Membership: New Window of Opportunity and prospects for EU Candidacy

  • Mr Teimuraz Janjalia, Georgian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • H.E. Mr Carl Hartzell, Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia
  • Ms Diana Jablonska, Head of Unit for Georgia and Moldova, Neighbourhood East and Institution Building, European Commission
  • Debate

12:30 Coffee break

13:00 Economic and social impact of the war in Ukraine on Georgia and the EU and the role of civil society in the post-war recovery

  • Mr Vladimer Papava, Economist, member of Georgian Academy of Science, former Minister of Economy
  • Mr Vakhtang Charaia, Professor, University of Business and Technology

14:00 Lunch break

15:00 Assessment of the state of play of EU-Georgia Association Agreement/DCFTA:
          Work done for delivering on the EC Questionnaire as a test for the Georgian Civil Service

  • Mr David Bujiashvili, Director of the EU and Sectoral Integration Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

16:00 Human rights in the face of war and crisis

  • Mr Cristian Pîrvulescu, Chair of the EESC Group on Fundamental rights and the Rule of Law
  • Mr Mikhaylo Drapak, Ukrainian Prism
  • Mr Ucha Nanuashvili, Human rights and peace activist, former Ombudsman of Georgia

16:40 Coffee break

17:00 Adoption of the Joint Declaration