Recent meetings:

12-13 February 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia
Joint meeting of the Committees on Political Affairs, Human Rights and Democracy and on Energy Security
Joint meeting of the Committees on Economic Integration, Legal Approximation and Convergence with EU Policies and on Social Affairs, Employment, Education, Culture and Civil Society 
Meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Association Agreements

The Euronest Parliamentary Assembly (Euronest PA)

The Euronest PA was established on 3 May 2011 in Brussels, when the Presidents (or their representatives) of the Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian, Moldovan, Ukrainian and European Parliaments signed the Assembly's Constitutive Act.

The mission of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly is to promote the conditions necessary to accelerate political association and further economic integration between the European Union and the Eastern European Partners, as well as to strengthen cooperation within the region and between the region and the EU. The multi-lateral Assembly contributes to strengthening, developing and making visible the Eastern Partnership.

Euronest increases parliaments' collective leverage over topics involving citizens and people-to-people contacts: mobility, business opportunities, education, science and culture.

The number of cross border issues between the EU and its Eastern Partners has grown; they now include conflict resolution and security, trade, energy, climate changes, mobility of people. These issues require parliamentary debate and monitoring, complementing inter-governmental cooperation on the implementation of agreements between the EU and Eastern Partners.

Enabling parliaments to speak together and convey consensual messages helps to clarify political visions for the future, and to make current policies stronger and benefit the people represented.

The multi-lateral format of Euronest is particularly important, as it creates a common experience of democracy for MPs participating from countries in transition.

Euronest and the Eastern Partnership

Photo of the conference room of the fifth Eastern Partnership Summit

Fifth Eastern Partnership Summit

The joint declaration adopted at the fifth Eastern Partnership Summit, held in Brussels on 24 November 2017, acknowledged the work of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly:

"The Summit participants encourage closer inter-parliamentary cooperation, dialogue and promotion of exchanges within the EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly".

The Heads of State and Government attending the summit had received a message from the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly, prepared by the Assembly's Bureau at the sixth session of the Assembly, held in Kyiv (Ukraine) three weeks previously.

Euronest Co-President Rebecca Harms calls for clear vision and results for citizens following the 5th Eastern Partnership Summit