The Hague Dialogue 2017

The Eastern European Centre for Multiparty Democracy (EECMD), in cooperation with the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) and Clingendael Institute of International Relations, organizes a high-level political exchange between the parliamentarians, politicians and CSO leaders from Georgia, Ukraine and the Netherlands during December 19-20, 2017.

The platform called “The Hague Dialogue” aims at facilitating and advancing the cooperation among the politicians from Georgia, Ukraine and the Netherlands. The agenda of the meetings include the discussions on the Association Agreements and DCFTA, the results of the fifth Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit, issues of regional security and conflict resolution, spread of fake news and anti-democratic propaganda, anti-corruption reforms, political dialogue and the democratization process in general.

The participants of the Dialogue include: Tamar Khulordava (Chairperson of the Committee on European Integration, GD), Tinatin Bokuchava (Deputy Chairperson of the Committee of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources, Member of the European Integration Committee, UNM), Ann Natsvlishvili (Human Rights Lawyer), Baia Pataria (Director, Union Sapari), Nataliia Katser-Buchkovska (Head of the Parliamentary Friendship Group with the Netherlands, People’s Front), Marta Suprun (Chief of International Department, Samopomich Union), Oleg Voloshyn (International Secretary, Opposition Block), Taras Kachka (Deputy Director, International Renaissance Foundation), Han ten Broeke (Chair of Defense Committee, VVD), Achraf Bouali (Spokesperson on Foreign Trade and Development cooperation, D66), Maarten Groothuizen (Spokesperson on justice, victim support, gambling, copyright, and immigration and asylum policy, D66), Sven Koopmans (Spokesperson on constitution, electoral law, political parties, adoption, treaties, civil law, copyright, gambling, private law, VVD) and Marit Elisabeth Maij (Special Envoy for Migration, Dutch MFA; Former MP, PvdA).

EECMD and NIMD hope that the program will contribute to enhanced cooperation between the three counties and become a permanent platform for a regular dialogue on important issues affecting the region and European security and stability.