The EAEU: Impulses for a New Era

16 Jun , 12:00–13:00
The World Economy at a Global Turning Point
Congress Centre, zone B, 2nd floor, conference hall B1

Eurasian integration serves as an integral component of the economic model adopted by the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), providing alignment, stabilization, and accelerated development trajectories. The priorities initially set forth in the Eurasian integration project remain as relevant today as ever. In the ever-changing landscape of the global economy, collaborative efforts aimed at comprehensive modernization, cooperation, and enhancing the competitiveness of national economies within a regional context offer an undeniable competitive advantage. As we approach the completion of the foundational stage of the Union's formation by 2025, it becomes imperative to devise new strategies and tools to achieve the objectives of Eurasian integration, while charting the course of integration for the medium term. The formation of a self-sufficient Eurasian ecosystem is of paramount importance. This ecosystem should be rooted in technological sovereignty, a unified scientific and innovation system, as well as an independent financial framework. This new quality of Eurasian integration necessitates a harmonious fusion of the potential inherent in states, entrepreneurs, scientists, and the younger generation, all geared towards creating a conducive and timely environment for life and development. Embracing this paradigm has the potential to position the Eurasian Economic Union as a true centre of gravity and a cornerstone of the emerging world order in Greater Eurasia. What are the priorities of innovative and "human-centric" integration in the EAEU? How to establish the necessary conditions and mechanisms to foster technological sovereignty among the EAEU member states? How can we forge a fairer model for the international division of labour, with the active participation of EAEU countries? Amid eroding confidence in the world's reserve currencies, how can the member states construct an independent framework for mutual settlements and payments with stable international partners? What are the most effective tools for establishing the EAEU's own financial system? What steps should be taken to create a unified scientific and innovation space within the EAEU? How can we overcome the hurdles hindering the development of intellectual capital and create a "barrier-free environment" for its growth? Can Eurasian integration serve as the foundation for the national ideas of member states and contribute to the formation of a shared Eurasian identity? Will the allure of the "Eurasian idea" attract foreign partners seeking collaboration?

Timofei Bordachev, Director, Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics; Programme Director, The Valdai Discussion Club

Igor Drozdov, Chairman of the Board, Skolkovo Foundation
Viktor Evtukhov, State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Mikhail Kovalchuk, President, National Research Centre "Kurchatov Institute"
Mikhail Myasnikovich, Chairman of the Board, Eurasian Economic Commission
Alexey Overchuk, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Olga Polyakova, Deputy Governor, The Central Bank of the Russian Federation (Bank of Russia)
Aleksey Raikevich, General Director, GLONASS
Alexander Shokhin, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

Front row participant
Levon Hovhannisyan, General Director, Fund Investment Support Centre Enterprise Armenia