On 11 December 2020, Riga Graduate School of Law will host the online conference "On our way to 2030: delivering for resilient and prosperous societies".
The conference will provide the opportunity to discuss the most relevant issues within the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and Central Asian region through an interdisciplinary approach. The conference intends to facilitate debates at various levels by engaging experts from the regions, high-level politicians, diplomats and civil society representatives.
The conference will present a publication containing articles written by the graduates of the Advanced and Intensive Programmes in European Law and Economics, implemented by Riga Graduate School of Law. Articles in the publication are intended to be of particular interest to academics, policymakers and practitioners, as well as national and international governmental and non-governmental institutions.
The Advanced and Intensive Programmes in European Law and Economics are short-duration training programmes, developed for professionals coming from the European Neighbourhood Policy Countries, Central Asia and the Western Balkans. Both Programmes provide a knowledge transfer that is based on the experience of Latvia and other donors in their international relations.
Among the participants of the conference are Dr. Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica, Parliamentary Secretary of the Foreign Ministry, Dr. Ineta Ziemele, Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union, Dr. Jan Zobec, Judge at the Constitutional Court of Slovenia, and others. The conference will also include a special address by Jutta Urpilainen, Commissioner for International Partnerships.
The event is organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway.
The working language of the conference is English, the event will take place online. The streaming will be available on the website and Facebook pages of the Riga Graduate School of Law.
Preliminary programme of the conference:
Friday, 11 December 2020
10:00–10:10 Opening speech by Dr. Pietro Sullo, Rector of the Riga Graduate School of Law
10:10–10:30 Remarks by representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia
10:30–10:50 Remarks by representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway
10:50–12:10 Panel session I: The role of good governance, rule of law and public administration reform
12:10–12:30 Coffee break
12:30–12:45 Keynote address by Jutta Urpilainen, Commissioner for International Partnerships
12:45–14:00 Panel session II: Sustainable economic development as the cornerstone for regional stability
14:00–15:00 Lunch break
15:00–16:15 Panel session III: Importance of fundamental rights in a democratic society
16:15–16:30 Closing remarks