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Resilience, prosperity and cooperation in Central Asia’s enclaves: a role for the EU?

Bilateral relations between some Central Asian countries have improved over the past few years, among other reasons due to progress over the delimitation and demarcation of borders, opening up...

Potential for EU-Kazakhstan cooperation on women’s empowerment

Women’s empowerment and gender equality feature prominently in the new European Union (EU) Strategy for Central Asia. They are referred to as cross-cutting issues, included in a wide range...

EU support for security sector reform in Kyrgyzstan

In its new strategy for Central Asia, the European Union (EU) ‘aim(s) to engage with Central Asian countries on the security sector and consider cooperation aimed at promoting its...

New EU Strategy for Central Asia: First reactions

Editorial Enough to do for the EU in Central Asia I always have a ‘to-do list’ at work. And, like most people, before I complete one task, I already have a...

Reconsidering EU Education Assistance to Central Asia

Central Asia’s educational systems have been deteriorating for almost three decades. Education is a key EU-driven area of EU-Central Asia cooperation. However, the EU’s focus on promoting large-scale systemic...

New Strategy – similar challenges: EU-Central Asia security cooperation

On 5 June EUCAM, the European Neighbourhood Council and the Egmont Institute organised in Brussels the roundtable New Strategy – similar challenges: EU-Central Asia security cooperation. The event was attended...

Meetings in the Netherlands and Belgium

EUCAM research fellow Khurshid Zafari and EUCAM coordinator Jos Boonstra visited Baarle-Nassau (The Netherlands) and Baarle-Hertog (Belgium) to have meetings with representatives of both municipalities as well as a...

Study visit to The Hague

On 2 May, EUCAM fellows visited The Hague and had an opportunity to talk with representatives from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the office of the OSCE...
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Become an EUCAM Fall 2019 Fellow: Call for Applications

The Europe Central Asia Monitoring (EUCAM) initiative of the Centre for European Security Studies (CESS) is open to applications for its civil society fellowship programme. Over the course of...

How ‘central’ is Central Asia in the EU-Asia connectivity strategy?

Editorial A confusing strategy At the end of 2018, the European Union (EU) presented its Europe-Asia connectivity strategy (CS). The CS applies to transport, energy, and digital networks, and includes a...