International Conference “Future of Conditionality in Eastern Europe and Eurasia: Perceptions and Policies”


Date: 29-30 January, 2018

Venue: Hotel Holiday Inn, Tbilisi, Georgia

Download: Conference Program


After the end of the Cold War, EU and US mainly promoted democracy and development in Eastern Europe and former Soviet republics through the mechanism of political conditionality. This process has become rather complex for last several years – due to international political developments the interrelation between the Western politics and regional processes are becoming polarized.


In response to the abovementioned topics, Eurasia Democratic Security Network (EDSN) hosted an international conference entitled “Future of Conditionality in Eastern Europe and Eurasia: Perceptions and Policies” on January 29-30, 2018. The event held at the hotel Holiday Inn, Tbilisi, was dedicated to the mechanism of political conditionality, its future perspectives and impact on democracy building and regional security in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

The conference consisted of five panels and featured EDSN fellows. A closed round table discussion involving the Head of the Parliament of Georgia, Mr. Irakli Kobakhidze, US Ambassador to Georgia, H.E. Ian C. Kelly and EU Ambassador to Georgia, H.E. Janos Herman was also organized within the conference framework.


The conference was organized by the Center for Social Sciences within its project Eurasia Democratic Security Network (EDSN) with the financial support of National Endowment for Democracy (NED).






EDSN 2017