As war still rages on the continent one year on, the European Political Community remains a geopolitical necessity. Yet, consistent follow-up, more investment, and strategic direction are needed if the EPoC stands to succeed in addressing the challenges of a new era. On 1 June 2023, the Republic of Moldova will host the second Summit of the European Political Community (EPoC), a Europe-wide forum created to provide a continental response to Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine. One year after President Macron’s introduction of the EPoC, the initiative still struggles to demonstrate its value. The debate still lacks clarity on the EPoC’s purpose, agenda, deliverables, and structure, despite a shared consensus that its success lies in its unchoreographed nature.
Date:31 May 2023