A Chat in the Yurt, discussing Central Asia and Europe – Episode VI EU Global Gateway


Episode VI

In this sixth episode, hosts Yelena Kilina (EUCAM communications associate) and Rashid Gabdulhakov (assistant professor at the Centre for Media and Journalism Studies, University of Groningen, The Netherlands) are joined by two EUCAM research fellows. Alouddin Komilov from the Institute for Advanced International Studies and the University of World Economy in Tashkent, and Shyngys Zipatolla who is lecturer at Karaganda Buketov University in Kazakhstan. They will discuss EU development cooperation with Central Asia, more specifically two ‘Global Gateway’initiatives that the EU developed to spearhead its engagement with the region; one on Digital Connectivity that is discussed by Alouddin, and another on Water, Energy and Climate that is addressed by Shyngys. Both EUCAM research fellows discuss their commentaries and explain what the EU is planning and why these plans are a cause for optimism as well as concern.


Step into our Yurt and join us for a monthly conversation on Europe-Central Asia developments. In this series of podcasts, we welcome guests from both regions to discuss exciting new research and the latest developments in Europe and Central Asia. Guests range from academics to policymakers and from journalists to civil society activists. What is happening in Europe that Central Asians should know about? What events are unfolding in Central Asia that Europeans should understand? Together, we discuss society trends, political developments, and economic turns while assessing the past and looking ahead to what may unfold.


Join EUCAM in the Yurt via SoundCloud, Spotify and Google Podcasts and be part by posing questions and sharing your thoughts on our social media: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. EUCAM is a programme of the Centre for European Security Studies (CESS), the Netherlands.

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