The Eastern Partnership
The Eastern Partnership (EaP) is a regional and multilateral initiative between the EU and its six Eastern partners: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The partnership aims to provide support and assistance for reforms in the region in the fields of democracy, human rights, market economy, sustainability and governance.
The Eastern Partnership shares mutual interests for the benefit of its citizens and has a vision to bring the six neighbours closer to the EU.
Following the Riga Summit in May 2015 and the 1st EaP Ministerial meeting on The Digital Economy in June 2015, the Eastern Partnership reaffirmed its commitment towards the Single Digital Market.
As part of its digital agenda the Eastern Partnership recognises the importance of e-Infrastructures in:
- Promoting digital inclusion.
- Stopping brain drain.
- Procuring and federating access to high-quality scientific content.
- Enabling participation of EaP countries in Horizon2020 projects.
EaPConnect will realise this vision for the research and education community across the region and beyond.
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