Launched in 2009 as a joint policy initiative, the Eastern Partnership (EaP) aims to deepen and strengthen relations between the European Union (EU), its Member States, and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.
In 2019, as the partnership marked its 10th anniversary, the European Commission carried out a broad and inclusive consultation to define the future policy objectives. Overall, there is a consensus that the Eastern Partnership is robust and delivers tangible benefits to the daily lives of people across the region.
Beyond 2020, the EU, its Member States and the partner countries will work together to strengthen resilience as an overriding policy framework through five policy objectives:
- A Partnership that CREATES
- A Partnership that PROTECTS
- A Partnership that GREENS
- A Partnership that CONNECTS
- A Partnership that EMPOWERS