With transformation processes in these countries in the Eastern Partnership, Europe and the EU have an important part to play. Hence it is all the more vital that notions about what the essence of the Union is, and how cooperation between the EU and partnership countries might arise, are specific and realistic.
In the course of visits to a variety of countries and regions – mainly to Ukraine, but also to Belarus, Armenia and Moldova – young (eastern) Europe experts from Germany, Poland and whichever country is being addressed come together with young people from universities, youth clubs, NGOs and so on, so that they can confer about Europe and European integration.
Further information about this project can be found on the dedicated web site at www.europeinasuitcase.eu and also in a project brochure entitled „Europe in a suitcase“, which reviews the first number of years of the project and summarises impressions of those taking part.
The „Europe in a suitcase“ project is organised by the European Academy Berlin in conjunction with the Polish Robert Schumann Foundation, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Hanns Seidel Foundation and Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom as well as several local partners.
Up to the end of 2013, the project called “Europa im Koffer / Europe in a suitcase” was held thanks to funding from Robert Bosch Stiftung.