Eesti Idapartnerluse Keskus (EIPK) loodi 1. jaanuaril 2011 Eesti Diplomaatide Kooli (EDK) ja Eesti välisministeeriumi koostöös. Idapartnerluse Keskus on Eesti Diplomaatide Kooli struktuuriüksus. Keskust rahastatakse välisministeeriumi arengukoostöö vahenditest. Keskust toetavad Rootsi Arengukoostöö Agentuur (SIDA), Euroopa Komisjon ja Soome välisministeerium.


Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership (ECEAP) was founded in January 2011 by the Estonian School of Diplomacy (ESD) and Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ECEAP is financed by the Foreing Ministry's Development Cooperation's Fund and supported by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and the European Commission.

Eastern Partnership training center and a think tank

Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership (ECEAP) is a training center for EU’s eastern partner countries and a think tank dedicated to promoting Eastern Partnership issues. Through training courses, seminars, conferences, debates and publications, ECEAP aims to develop relations with the Eastern Partnership countries and contribute towards achieving EU’s Eastern Partnership policy goals. The center’s bilateral cooperation with Eastern partners is underpinned by multilateral activities that are mainly carried out in the field of public administration reform.

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Prime Minister Jüri Ratas at ECEAP

The Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership had the pleasure of hosting the Prime Minister of Estonia, Mr Jüri Ratas at their new office yesterday, on the 26th of April.

Director Jaan Reinhold gave the Prime Minister an overview of the center’s day-to-day activities and it’s cooperation with partner countries and also touched upon the 3 […]

AgroForum Mare Balticum held in Tartu

AgroForum Mare Balticum 2017 was already 5th such event in succession and this year’s focus was “Agriculture for Rural Development”. The Agroforum is targeted at decision makers on political, administrative, research and producers’associations level, i.e. ministers of agriculture and other higher state public servants, rectors of agricultural universities, representatives of primary producers, food processors and […]

One of the center’s priorities is to develop the skills of local communicators and share experiences with them on how to raise awareness of the EU’s activities, policies and values. Ultimately their ability to communicate the EU effectively to their people will determine the level of public support to reforms in each country and help build trust in the EU.What we are doing
Estonia as a champion of Information and Communications Technology as well as e-governance has got vast expertise in these fields and that experience can be applied to advancing public administration in Eastern Partnership countries. One of the main partners of the center in this priority area is the Estonian e-Governance Academy (e-GA).Find out more
Armenian civil servants and journalists have been on several study trips to Estonia and have actively participated in multilateral cooperation projects Read more
The center has organised several seminars and study visits for Azerbaijani civil servants and high officials, most recently in the field of e-governance Read more
Civil servants from Belarus have regularly participated in multilateral seminars in the field of public administration reform and the center has worked with them to build their capacities Read more
Georgia is a priority country for Estonia’s development cooperation policy and the center has organised many training courses and seminars for Georgian civil servants Read more
Moldova’s clear choice to move towards European integration has enabled close bilateral and multilateral cooperation with Moldovan state institutions and the civil societyRead more
Ukraine is one of Estonia’s foreign policy priorities and Estonia supports Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration. The center works with the Ukrainian civil servantsRead more

EU’s official press releases

  • The Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) 03/05/2018
    The Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) enables the Union to take a leading role in peace-keeping operations, conflict prevention and in the strengthening of the international security. It is an integral part of the EU's comprehensive approach towards crisis management, drawing on civilian and military assets.
  • European countries and Central Asia 02/05/2018
    Central AsiaEastern EuropeWestern BalkansWestern European countries (Non-EU)Overseas Countries and Territories
  • North America 02/05/2018
    United States of AmericaCanada
  • Latin America and the Caribbean 02/05/2018
    The EU and Latin America and the Caribbean have enjoyed privileged relations since the first bi-regional Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in 1999, which established a strategic partnership. They are natural partners linked by strong historical, cultural and economic ties. They co-operate closely at international level and maintain an intensive politic […]
  • The 16th Meeting of the Eastern Partnership Platform 2 "Economic Integration and Convergence with EU Policies" focused on social economy and social entrepreneurship 05/12/2017
    The meeting was chaired by Directorate General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, was attended by six Eastern Partnership countries, Member States, EEAS, DG TRADE, DG ENV and CLIMA, DG MOVE, DG CNETC, DG NEAR, and international partners.
  • EU Security and Defence package 03/12/2017
    To implement the EU Global Strategy decisive steps are being taken on Security and Defence: including Council Conclusions based on the High Representative’s Implementation Plan, the European Defence Action Plan, which proposes financial help for Member States for more efficient joint procurement and capability development, and steps to put into effect the EU […]
  • Thailand-European Community Strategy paper for the Period 2007-2013 30/11/2017
  • EUフィルムデーズ2017 25/06/2017
  • EU Film Days 2017 25/06/2017
    Bringing the best of European cinema to audiences in Japan, EU Film Days celebrates its 15th edition this year with films from 25 EU Member States.

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Eastern Partnership Review

Research publications, comparative studies and policy papers on Easter Partnership issues are published regularly in the center's online magazine Eastern Partnership Review

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