e-Partnership Conference


The e-Partnership Conference is part of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

It will focus on how EU’s Eastern Partnership countries use Information and Communications Technologies to promote transparency of government processes and enEaPsure safety and security of the cyberspace.
Eastern Partnership and e-governance are among the priorities of the Estonian EU Presidency agenda. The e-Partnership Conference aims to showcase the positive results that EU’s Eastern Partnership countries have already achieved in developing e-governance. It will also provide an opportunity to evaluate the current situation in the region, and look at the way forward. This will be done on the basis of a Situation Review, compiled in close cooperation with all six EU Partner countries. The Review will concentrate on two distinct areas: safety and security of the cyberspace and e-democracy, and is expected to be available in early September.

At the Conference, based on the summarised findings of this Review, experts and policy makers will be able to debate the issues related to safety and security of the cyberspace and e-democracy. There will be presentation of best practices and a chance to exchange ideas for improving the current practices. As an outcome of the Conference, policy recommendations will be issued for increased safety and security of the cyberspace and improved e-democracy in the Eastern Partnership.

Agenda of the E-partnership Conference

e-Partnership Conference will take place at Tallinn Creative Hub, Estonia.

This conference is by invitation only. To request an invitation, please turn to the organising team by conference@ega.ee.


Time Topic/Speaker
08:00 Registration
09:00 Welcoming remarks
Mr Sven Mikser – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Estonia
Ms Urve Palo – Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Estonia
Representative of DG for European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations (TBC)
Representative from DG Digital Economy and Society (TBC)
10:00 Coffee break
10:30 Remarks by ministersArmenia, Belarus, Georgia
11:00 Situation Review 2017 Results in Focus Area #1: Cyber Security
Mr Raul Rikk – e-Governance Academy
11:15 Case study #1 – presentation
11:35 Panel #1: What should governments do to ensure the reliability of cyberspace?

  • Vitalie Tarlev, Deputy minister if IT Technology and Communication, Moldova
  • Nata Goderdzishvili, Data Exchange Agency, Georgia
  • Raul Rikk, Head of National cyber Security Domain, eGA

Moderator: Mrs Marina Kaljurand – Cyber Security Coordinator, Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

12:20 Lunch
14:00 Remarks by ministersAzerbaijan, Moldova, Ukraine
14:30 2017 Situation Review of Eastern Partnership Countries – introduction and key findings on transparency of government processes
Ms Kristina Reinsalu – e-Governance Academy
14:45 Case study #2 – presentation
15:05 Panel #2: What is the potential of ICT in increasing transparency of government processes and inclusiveness of  civil society?
Moderator: Dr Christine Leitner (TBC) – Senior Policy Advisor at the Austrian Ministry of Science Research and Economy
 15:50 Coffee break
16:20 Presentation of Policy Recommendations for EU Eastern Partnership countries
Mr Hannes Astok – Director for Development and Strategy – e-Governance Academy
 16:45 Closing remarks

Martin Lään

Project Manager


Estonian Center for Eastern Partnership


Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs