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Transformations of EU Approaches towards Central Asia – 10 July 2019 – Brussels

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10 July 2019, Brussels: the research project “Contested Global Governance, Transformed Global Governors? International Organisations and “Weak” States” (GLOBALCONTEST), funded by the French National Research Agency and based at CERAL, University of Paris 13, in partnership with a Brussels-based think tank European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organises a one-day event dedicated to the European Union (EU) – Central Asian relations, in particular in the context of the new EU strategy towards the region.

The event will include three interrelated parts:

  1. Academic workshop (closed event): Transformations of EU approaches towards Central Asia – with participation of scholars from Central Asia and EU Member States (University of St Andrews/UK; University of Kent/UK; University of Ghent/Belgium; University of Bielefeld/Germany; American University of Central Asia/Kyrgyzstan; Institute of World Economics and Politics/Kazakhstan; CADAP-GIZ/Turkmenistan). The workshop will result in an edited volume;
  1. Roundtable session (closed event): Unpacking the EU’s new Central Asian strategy  – with participation of academics, as well as representatives of Brussels-based think tanks, international non-governmental organisations and EU institutions;
  1. Public event: The European Union and Central Asia: Around the New Strategy – high level public event dedicated to EU approaches in regards to Central Asia. The event will offer an opportunity for GLOBALCONTEST project team to communicate findings from the project; for the EU to share the Central Asia Strategy and its importance; and for GLOBALCONTEST project team and ENC to convey the important role for civil society, academics and think-tanks in the new strategy and speaking about possible follow ups, as well as next steps (monitoring, implementation).









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