Eastern Partnership
Digital Conference

14 November

EU4Digital Steering
Committee Meeting

15 November


The EU4Digital Initiative is organising two events on 14 and 15 November dedicated to the topic of digital transformation in the Eastern Partnership. All information about these events can be found on this website. To find out more about the EU4Digital Initiative, visit the EU4Digital website

Conference Programme

Times indicated in CET (Brussels time)


Opening remarks

Lawrence Meredith, Director NEAR C: Neighbourhood East and Institution Building, DG NEAR, European Commission


KEYNOTE: Unlocking the potential of data and AI: building a smarter tomorrow

Dr. Ott Velsberg, Government Chief Data Officer, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia


PANEL: From Infrastructure to Innovation: A look at connectivity in EaP region

Moderated by Gérald Audaz, Head of the Economic Development, Green and Digital Transitions Team, DG NEAR Unit C1, European Commission


Mihai Lupascu, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Development and Digitalization of the Republic of Moldova

Gevorg Mantashyan, First Deputy Minister of High-Tech Industry of the Republic of Armenia

Yuriy Matsyk, Director of the MDT's Department of Broadband Infrastructure, Ukraine's Ministry of Digital Transformation.

Gulnaz Bokuchava, Main Specialist of Communications, Information and Modern Technologies Department of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia

Jeyhun Hajiyev, Senior Consultant, Strategy, innovation and digitalization department, Ministry of Digital Development and Transport of Azerbaijan




Closing and conclusions


Meet our speakers