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‘New priorities for the future EU-Russia Strategic partnership’

3rd GlobalEurope EU-Russia Anticipation Seminar

Moscow (MGIMO), December 18th-19th, 2008

Presentation

Co- organised by European Study Institute of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and Laboratoire européen d’Anticipation Politique (LEAP/E2020)


Preamble

The world is going through a historic crisis putting an end to the systems and powers which dominated the world since the end the Second World War. In a few weeks time, the dynamics the fueled processes of globalization and endless market expansion in the past 20 years suddenly collapsed. International relations in every field (financial, economic, monetary, strategic, diplomatic…) are submitted to a complete reorganization.

This global context places the future EU-Russia Strategic Partnership in an entirely new perspective. In order to cope peacefully with the inevitable tensions that will appear between two geopolitical entities of this size, or to contribute to the re-foundation of a system of global governance adapted to the 21st-century requirements, the European Union and Russia both know that they are two major players having to address not only their own citizens’ expectations but also the expectations of many other regions of the world, all eager to see some stability injected into the current global chaos.


Objectives

In consideration of this new global context, and in line with the results of the previous GlobalEurope EU-Russia seminars (Warsaw 2004, Moscow 2005), this third seminar aims at defining the main lines of what should become the new priorities of the future EU-Russia Strategic Partnership. The recommendations resulting from the debates and formulated by the organizers, will provide some decision-supports instruments for EU and Russian policy-makers to put the Partnership on the right track as soon as possible. The scope and speeding up of the current global crisis indeed request that some tangible strategic cooperations are implemented very soon between the two entities.

The 18-19 December 2008 seminar will be primarily concerned by three key strategic fields and by the determining operational issue of the governance of this EU-Russia Strategic Partnership:

1. EU-Russia strategic cooperation in the field of finance and economy: how to contribute to found a new sound and balanced economic and financial order?

2. EU-Russia strategic cooperation in the field of security and defence: how to initiate an architecture of security for Europe in the 2st-century and contribute common leads to global security?

3. EU-Russia strategic cooperation as regards to our common neighbourhood: how to conceive together regional equilibriums securing peace and prosperity for the concerned societies?

4. The governance of the future EU-Russia Strategic Partnership: how to invent a governance adapted to 21st-century requirements, combining flexibility of management, capacity of anticipation and reactivity?


Programme

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

14.00– 14.30: Registration / Coffee

14.30 – 14.40: Welcoming speech

. Sergey Y. Prikhodko – Aide to the President of Russia

14.40 – 15.00: Opening remarks by the two conference’s moderators

. Mark L. Entin – Director, European Studies Institute at MGIMO-University

. Franck Biancheri – Director of Studies, Laboratoire Européen d’Anticipation Politique “Europe 2020”

15.00 – 16.00: Introduction speeches

. Marc Franko – Head of Delegation of the European Commission to Russia

. Mikhail N. Evdokimov – Deputy Director of Department of European Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia

. Bertrand de Crombrugghe – Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium in Russia

16.00 – 17.00: Topic 1 – EU-Russia strategic cooperation in the field of finance and economy: how to contribute to found a new sound and balanced economic and financial order?

Chairman: Mark L. Entin – Director, European Studies Institute at MGIMO-University

Speakers:

. Alexander G. Zhuravlev – Head of the Desk for European Integration and and Multilateral Cooperation of the Department for External Economic Relations, Ministry of economic Development of Russia

. Ivan D. Ivanov – Member, Russian Academy of Science

. Vladimir P. Gutnik – Head of the Centre for European Studies, Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Science

Debate :

. Mark Vuijlsteke – Director, Development Office of the College of Europe

. Franck Biancheri – Director of Studies, Laboratoire Européen d’Anticipation Politique “Europe 2020”

. Nikolay Y. Kaveshnikov – Associate Professor of the Chair of European Integration, MGIMO-University

17.00 – 17.30: Coffee Break

17.30– 19.00: Topic 1 – continuation and debate

Chairman: Mark Vuijlsteke – Director, Development Office of the College of Europe

19.00 – 20.00: Reception

Friday, December 19th, 2008

09.00 – 11.00: Topic 2 – The Strategy of Political Cooperation between the EU and Russia. Cooperation in the Fields of Defend and Security

Chairman: Mikhail N. Evdokimov – Deputy Director of Department of European Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia

Speakers:

. Alexey G. Arbatov – Head of the Centre for European Security, Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the RAS

. Dmitri A. Danilov – Head of the Division of European Security, Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Science

. Adrian Taylor, Laboratoire Européen d’Anticipation Politique “Europe 2020”

Debate:

. Bertrand de Crombrugghe – Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium in Russia

. Mark L. Entin – Director, European Studies Institute at MGIMO-University

. Oleg N. Barabanov – Head of the Chair of Politics and Policies of the EU and the Council of Europe, European Studies Institute at MGIMO-University

. Tatyana V. Yurieva – Associate Professor of the Chair of Global Political Processes, MGIMO-University

11.00 – 11.30: Break

11.30 – 12.45 : Topic 2 – continuation and debate

12.45 – 13.00: Introductory remarks to Topic 3

Speaker: Johannes Eigner – Head of department (EU-Enlargement, ENP, EU-Western Balkan affairs), Deputy Director General, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria

13.00 – 14.00: Lunch

14.00 – 16.00: Topic 3 – EU-Russia strategic cooperation as regards to our common neighbourhood: how to conceive together regional equilibriums securing peace and prosperity for the concerned societies?

Chairman: Artem V. Malgin – Associate Professor of the Chair of International Relations and Foreign Policy of the Russian Federation, MGIMO-University

Speakers:

. Jaroslaw Bratkiewicz – Director of the Eastern department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland

. Sergey A. Markov – Deputy Chairman of the Committee for activities of non-governmental associations and religious organisations, State Duma; Director, Institute of Political Studies

. Harri Tiido, Deputy Secretary General to political affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tallinn

. Artem V. Malgin – Associate Professor of the Chair of International Relations and Foreign Policy of the Russian Federation, MGIMO-University

. Viktor Richter – Head of Unit for EU relations with Russia and CIS countries, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany

. Igor M. Bunin – General Director, Centre of Political Technologies

16.00 – 16.30: Coffe-Break

16.30 – 17.30: Topic 4 – The governance of the future EU-Russia Strategic Partnership: how to invent a governance adapted to 21st-century requirements, combining flexibility of management, capacity of anticipation and reactivity?

Moderator: Franck Biancheri – Director of Studies, Laboratoire Européen d’Anticipation Politique “Europe 2020”

Speakers:

. Klaus Korhonen – Deputy director General of the department of Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland

. Anatoly Y. Kapustin – Dean of the Department of Law, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

. Max J. Keller-Noellet – Senior research fellow, Belgium Royal Institute of International Relations

. Mark L. Entin – Director, European Studies Institute at MGIMO-University

. Adrian Taylor, Laboratoire Européen d’Anticipation Politique “Europe 2020”

. Marina V. Strezhneva – Professor, Chair of European Integration of the MGIMO-University; Leading research fellow, Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the RAS

17.30 – 17.40: Concluding remarks: Mark Entin / Franck Biancheri

17.40 – 18.30: Ceremony of awarding diplomas to the European Studies Institute Master Programme Graduates

18.30 – 19.00: Coupe de Champagne


List of participants

Marriana G. Abramova – Associate professor, Financial Academy at the Government of Russia; World public forum “Dialogue of Civilisations”

Natalya G. Adamchuk – Head of the Chair of EU economy, European Studies institute, MGIMO

Oleg B. Aleksandrov – Associate professor of the Chair of International Relations and Foreign Policy of Russia, MGIMO-University

Alexey G. Arbatov – Head, Centre for European Security of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the RAS

Nadezhda K. Arbatova – Head, Section of International Political Problems in Europe of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the RAS

Evgeny M. Astakhov – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Professor, Chair of Diplomacy, MGIMO-University

Mario Baldi – Councellor, Embassy of the Italian Republic

Oleg N. Barabanov – Head of the Chair of Politics and Policies of the EU and the Council of Europe, European Studies Institute at MGIMO-University

Sergey A. Bartenev – PhD, Institute of European Law, MGIMO-University

Inna V. Bashina – Interpreter

Franck Biancheri – Director of Studies, Laboratoire Européen d’Anticipation Politique “Europe 2020”

Ulrik Birk-Petersen – First Secretary, Royal Danish Embassy in Moscow

Mikhail M. Biryukov – Head of the Chair of European Law, MGIMO-University

Ekaterina G. Bogdanova – PhD-Student, European Studies Institute at MGIMO-University

Irina V. Bolgova – Research fellow of the Centre for Post-Soviet Studies, MGIMO-University

Lilia V. Bondareva – Professor of the School of State Management, M. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Member, Scientific and Expert Council at the Chairman of the Council of Federation

Ksenia P. Borishpolets – Director of the Centre for Post-Soviet Studies, MGIMO-University

Jaroslaw Bratkiewicz – Director of the Eastern Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland

Pavel Bucek – Second Secretary, Embassy of the Czech Republic in Russia

Yury G. Chernyshov – Director, Altay School of Political Studies; Head, Chair of World History and International Relations of the Altay State University

Borja Cortés-Bretón Brinkmann – Counsellor for Political Affairs, Embassy of Spain in Moscow

Bertrand de Crombrugghe – Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Russia

Dmitri A. Danilov – Head of the Division of European Security, Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Science

Alexandra Daniluk – PhD-Student, European Studies Institute at MGIMO, Adviser to the Department for International Cooperation, Office of the State Duma

Vyacheslav I. Dolgov – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Professor, Chair of Diplomacy, MGIMO-University

Natalya Doronkin – Officer of the Political Department, Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany in Russia

Yury V. Dubinin – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Professor, Chair of Diplomacy, MGIMO-University

Ekaterina N. Egorova – Professor assistant of the Chair of EU Law, European Studies Institute at MGIMO

Amb. Johannes Eigner – Head of department (EU-enlargement, ENP, EU-Western Balkan affairs), Deputy General Director, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Vienna

Lev M. Entin – Professor of the Chair of European Law, MGIMO-University

Mark L. Entin – Director, European Studies Institute at MGIMO-University

Mathew M. Eussen – Second secretary of the Political section, Embassy of the USA in Russia

Mikhail N. Evdokimov – Deputy Director, Department of European Cooperation, MFA of Russia

Alexey V. Fenenko – Leading Research Fellow, Institute for the Problems of International security of the RAS, Associate professor of the School of World Politics, M. Lomonosov Moscow State University

Marc Franco – Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Russia

Ervinné Frigyes – First Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Hungary in Russia

Justin Harman – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ireland to Russia

Torten Hutter – Deputy Head of the Political department, Embassy of Germany to Russia

Valentina V. Grokhotova – Associate professor of the Chair of Constitutional Law Studies, Yaroslav the Wise Novgorod State University

Vladimir P. Gutnik – Head, World Economy Department of the State University – Higher School of Economics, Head, Centre for European Studies of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the RAS

Tatyana M. Isachenko – Deputy Dean of the School of International Business and Management, MGIMO-University

Igor A. Istomin – Professor assistant of the Chair of the politics and Policies of the EU and the Council of Europe, European Studies Institute at MGIMO

Ivan D. Ivanov – Member, Russian Academy of Science

Emilia Jasiuk – Second Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Russia

Elena V. Kabatova – Professor of the Chair of International Private and Civil Law

Paul A. Kalinichenko – Associate professor of the Chair of the EU law, Moscow legal Academy

Anatoly Y. Kapustin – Dean of the Department of Law, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Per Karlsen – Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to Russia; Sergey Y. Kashkin – Head of the Chair of the EU law, Moscow Legal Academy

Nikolay Y. Kaveshnikov – Associate professor of the Chair of European Integration, MGIMO-University

Andrey A. Kazantsev – Chief research fellow of the Centre for Euro-Atlantic Security, MGIMO-University

Max J. Keller-Noellet – Senior research fellow, Belgium Royal Institute of International Relations

Klaus Korhonen – Deputy Director General of the Department for Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland

Irina I. Kosilina – Student, European Studies Institute at MGIMO

Vladimir M. Kulagin – Professor of the Chair of World Political Processes, MGIMO-University

Vladimir I. Kulikov – Executive Secretary, World Public Forum «Dialogue of Civilisations»

Alexey V. Kuznetsov – Head, Section of the EU studies of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the RAS

Taneli Lakhti – Head of the Political Department, Delegation of the European Commission to Russia

Polina A. Levina – Student, London School of Economics and Political Science

Yury I. Leybo – Head of the Chair of Constitutional Law, MGIMO-University

Fedor A. Lukyanov – Editor-in-chief, “Russia in Global Affairs”

Madalina Lupu – Head of the Russian desk, Directorate for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania

Tatyana K. Lyashenko – Interpreter

Anna Lyberg – First Secretary, Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden in Russia

Anna V. Makarenko – Associate professor of the Chair of Economics, MGIMO-University

Artem V. Malgin – Councellor to the Rector, MGIMO-University, Executive Secretary, Russian-Polish Group for Difficult Matters

Natalia N. Maslova – Interpreter

Yulia S. Matsinskaya – PhD-Student, European Studies Institute at MGIMO

Maria V. Naumova – Professor assistant of the Chair of politics and policies of the EU and the Council of Europe, European Studies Institute at MGIMO

Andrey K. Nikitin – Associate professor of the Chair of History and Politics of Europe and America, MGIMO-University

Walter Norman – Head of the Political Department, Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany in Russia

Mikhail K. Ogorodov – Interpreter

Andrzej Olborski – Councellor, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Russia

Vsevolod L. Oleandrov – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Professor, Chair of Diplomacy, MGIMO-University

Tibor Opela – Third Secretary, Embassy of the Czech Republic in Russia; Anna-Maria Panagiotakopoulou – Second Secretary, Embassy of the Hellenic Republic in Moscow

Tatyana G. Parkhalina – Director, Centre for European Security; Vladimir V. Patokov – Head of the Department for Science, World Public Forum «Dialogue of Civilisations»

Hynek Pejcha – Minister-Counselor, Embassy of the Czech Republic in Russia

Alexander S. Podshibyakin – Head of the Chair of Criminal Law, Criminal Process and Criminalistics, MGIMO-University

Olaf Poeschke – EU relations to Russia and CIS countries, Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU

Natalia N.Polyakova – Associate Professor of the Chair of Constitutional Law, MGIMO-University

Sergey E. Prikhodko – Aide to the President of Russia; Karina Kh. Rekosh – Interpreter

Viktor Richter – Head of Unit for EU relations with Russia and CIS countries, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany

Ekaterina V. Romanova – Research Fellow of the Centre for German Studies, Institute of Europe of the RAS

Larisa V. Saveljeva – Associate professor of the Chair of International Law, MGIMO-University

Ivan Serbezov – Second Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Russia

Tamara V. Shashikhina – Director of the Institute of European Law, MGIMO-University, Deputy Director, European Studies Institute at MGIMO

Sergey Y. Shenin – Professor of the Chair of Modern and Contemporary History and International Relations, Institute of History and International Relations of the N.G. Chernyshevskij Saratov State University

Sergey P. Shevchukov – Coordinator of the Department for Science, World Public Forum «Dialogue of Civilisations»

Vladimir N. Shishkin – Dean of the Office for Foreign Students, MGIMO-University

Olga V. Shishkina – PhD-Student of the Chair of International Relations and Foreign Policy of Russia, MGIMO-University

Yulia E. Shmagina – Representative of Beiten Burkhardt in Moscow

Yaroslav L. Skvortsov – Dean of the School of International Journalism, MGIMO-University

Dmitry L. Smirnov – PhD-Student, European Studies Institute at MGIMO

Polina S. Sokolova – Research fellow of the Centre for European Studies, Institute of the World Economy and International Relations of the RAS

Igor A. Stolyarov – Student, European Studies Institute at MGIMO

Marina V. Strezhneva – Leading research fellow, Department of International Politics of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the RAS, Professor of the Chair of European Integration, MGIMO-University

Gaston Pierre Jean Stronck – Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to Russia

Dmitry E. Taschev – Director Foundation for American Programmes, MGIMO-University

Adrian Taylor – Expert, Laboratoire Européen d’Anticipation Politique “Europe 2020”

Vladislav P. Terekhov – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Professor, Chair of Diplomacy, MGIMO-University

Anna Tiido – EU-Russia affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia; Harri Tiido – Deputy Secretary General to political affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia

Michael Timmermans, Project officer, Laboratoire Européen d’Anticipation Politique “Europe 2020”

Gennady P. Tolstopyatenko – Dean of the Department of International Law, MGIMO-University

Ekaterina A. Torkunova – Associate professor of the Chair of European Law, MGIMO-University

Daria V. Trenina – Professor assistant of the Chair of EU Law, European Studies Institute at MGIMO

Alexander S. Troshin – Student, European Studies Institute at MGIMO;

Sergey Utkin – Research fellow, Department of International Politics of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the RAS

Enriko Valvo – Councellor, Embassy of the Italian Republic

Elena V. Vershinina – Associate professor of the Chair of International Private and Civil Law, MGIMO-University

Marcel Vietor – Internee, Delegation of the European Commission to Russia

Tatyana O. Vinogradova – Journalist, Russian Information Agency ’RosBusinessConsulting’

Lilia Vlasova – Student, European Studies Institute at MGIMO, Head of the Branch for youth and religious organizations Rossotrudnichestvo at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia

Vadim V. Voynikov – Associate professor, Chair of International and European Law of the I.Kant Russian State University

Mark Vuijlsteke – Director, Development Office of the College of Europe

Erik Westrate – First Secretary, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Elena V. Zaburdaeva – Deputy Dean of the School of International Journalism, MGIMO-University

Maria V. Zadvornaya – PhD-Student of the Chair of the Fuel and Energy Complex International Problems, MGIMO-University

Alexander G. Zhuravlev – Head of the Division of European Integration and Multilateral Cooperation of the Department for External Economic Relations, Ministry of Economic Development of Russia

Andrey V. Zagorsky – Director of the Centre for Peace and War Studies, MGIMO-University, member, PIR-Centre Council

Marika Zakutanska – Doctor of Philosophy, PhD-Student of the Chair of Diplomacy, MGIMO-University

Natalja G. Zaslavskaya – Associate Professor of the Chair of European Studies, St.Petersburg State University

Natalia V. Zaytseva – PhD-Student, European Studies Institute at MGIMO

Jānis Zlamets – Charge d’affaires ad interim, Embassy of the Latvian Republic in Russia

Vasily V. Zolotukhin – Councellor of the Department for Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign affairs of Russia

Dmitry Zolotyh – Student, European Studies Institute at MGIMO

Tatyana V. Zvereva – Senior research fellow of the Centre for Transatlantic Studies, Institute of Current International Problems of the Diplomatic Academy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia


Method

For reasons of efficiency, the seminar will gather, upon invitation, a maximum of fifty diplomats and experts coming solely from EU member states and the Russian Federation.

The various topics will give matter to short presentations (10 minutes maximum), organised by moderators themselves introducing each topic in 10 minutes as well.

Debates will be interactive, held in Russian, French and English. Debates will be jointly moderated by Mark Entin, Director of the European Study Institute of MGIMO, and Franck Biancheri, Director of research at the Laboratoire Européen d’Anticipation Politique (LEAP/E2020).

The results will be presented in an Executive Summary circulated in Russia, French, German and English among the authorities concerned in the EU and Russian Federation, and posted on the organizers’ websites. Luncheons on December 18 and 19 are offered by the organizers, as well as a reception on December 18 in the evening.

The organizers do not cover travel and accommodation costs of neither the participants nor the speakers.

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