Europe’s Human Security Concerns in Central Asia

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When: 16 November 2011
Venue: Deutscher Bundestag, Berlin

The seminar Europe’s Human Security Concerns in Central Asia is organised by the Open Society Foundation’s Central Eurasia Project (CEP) and FRIDE’s Europe Central Asia Monitoring (EUCAM) programme on 16 November in Berlin.

The seminar will discuss the EU’s engagement with Central Asia, including lessons learnt from the Arab Spring – supporting authoritarian regimes for the sake of stability. The debate will also focus on human security as a potential basis for the EU’s engagement with Central Asia. The second part of the seminar will assess the EU’s Rule of Law Initiative with Central Asia and possibilities of substantiating the Rule of Law Platform that the EU is creating plus assessing other European donor activities in this field. The concluding session will look into Europe’s engagement in security sector reform and governance in Central Asia – whether there is room for stepping up EU and member state activities in this area.

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Aya Renaud
Freelance journalist, editor, web consultant. Worked for various international organizations and media outlets, including UNDP, UNEP, RFE/RL. Currently, assists non-profit organizations in building their corporate identity, online presence, strengthening communities in social media. Has been involved in EUCAM since 2009. Studied International Journalism at the Kazakh National University (Almaty, Kazakhstan) and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt (Germany).