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Aya Renaud

Aya Renaud
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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).

Former and current fellows meet in Brussels

In mid-November Anastasiya Ten and Sabrinisso Valdosh travelled to Brussels with EUCAM coordinator Jos Boonstra for several meetings organised by Andreas Marazis of the European Neighbourhood Council. They also...

Fellows’ impressions of The Hague meetings

On 10 and 11 October, the EUCAM fellows visited various institutions in The Hague discussing their research and Central Asia developments as well as getting an insight into Dutch...

Groningen-Brussels

In their EUCAM fellowship ‘research week’, Anastasiya, Gulnura and Sabrinisso conquered Brussels. In their meetings, they sought input for their individual research projects that are mostly focussed on EU-Central...

Central Asian trainers

In the second week of their fellowship, the three EUCAM fellows took part in a Training-of-Trainer workshop organised in-house at the Centre for European Security Studies in Groningen. The...
EUCAM roundtable in Brussels

Uzbekistan opening? Warming to democratic reform and neighbours

EUCAM together with the European Neighbourhood Council and the Open Society European Policy Institute held a roundtable on Uzbekistan’s democratic reform prospects. Keynote speaker EUSR Peter Burian and Eucam...

Central Asian ‘Jihad’: Home-grown Terror or Marginalised Migrants? The Impact on Counter-terrorism in Europe

Outline In April Europe was jolted by terror attacks in St. Petersburg and Stockholm that appear to have both been carried out by ethnic Uzbek migrants, one from Kyrgyzstan and...

Geopolitical changes in the neighbourhood: What impact on Central Asia?

The ongoing crisis between the EU and Russia over Ukraine is an example of the persistent differences that exist between Brussels and Moscow over several issues in their shared...

The maturing European Union Strategy for Central Asia: Results and Challenges

This roundtable, organised by FRIDE’s EUCAM programme, assessed the EU Strategy for Central Asia that celebrates its seventh year of implementation. Since the Strategy’s inception in June 2007 the...

The security and development challenge for Central Asia: What role for Europe?

On 28 May FRIDE’s EUCAM programme organised a roundtable in Madrid looking into ‘The security and development challenge for Central Asia. What role for Europe?  Fernando de la Serna,...

American and European Policies in Central Asia: Similarities and Divergences

The FRIDE/EUCAM-CAP seminar ‘American and European Policies in Central Asia: Similarities and Divergences’ gathered policy-makers and experts from both sides of Atlantic, including Central Asia. The central topic of...