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EU-Central Asia co-operation: same venue, different tune

As a result of Russia’s war in Ukraine, the focus of Europe-Central Asia relations is likely to change. In weathering these changes, both regions will need to nurture their mechanisms...

Rethinking the EU’s ‘prosperity’ agenda in Central Asia

The EU wants to lay the ground for a more prosperous Central Asia. One potential emerging path for the EU in Central Asia would be to make use of China’s...

The EU’s ‘resilience’ agenda in Central Asia: too distant, too ambitious

The EU seeks to promote ‘resilience’ in Central Asia. The war in Ukraine should urge the EU to rethink its region-based approach to building resilience in Central Asia. Easier said...

Research fellows tour Brussels

From 30 May to 3 June EUCAM organised a tour to Brussels for research fellows and CESS staff. Next to Gulzada Rysbekova, Nadya Tatkalo, and Viktoriya Nem, we were...

EUCAM fellows in-person

After a covid break of two years, CESS is hosting EUCAM fellows at their office in Groningen again. We are grateful for being able to discuss Central Asian and...

The state of civil society in Central Asia, 15 December 2021

This seminar was organized by the George Washington University Central Asia Program and EUCAM. During the online seminar Erica Marat, Begimai Bekbolotova and Jos Boonstra debate EUCAM's latest working...

Open seminar on ‘Energy Transition and Central Asia’, 17 January 2022

Despite Central Asia being one of the world’s most climatically vulnerable regions, there is a large literature gap related to energy transition and climate change impact and policy in...

Security matters – EUCAM Watch 25

Security matters In this issue, that was drafted before the violent protests in Kazakhstan, we discuss security in Central Asia. The topics under consideration – human security; Central Asian enclaves and;...

Between praise and persecution: Civil society in Kyrgyzstan

Introduction Kyrgyzstan’s civil society has been renowned in Central Asia and beyond for its influence and activism. But with the sudden rise of a new populist president, civil society’s freedom and...

Lockdown (dis)connect

Editorial Narrowing down the digital divide in Central Asian education and civil activism 2020 will go down in history as the ‘lockdown year’ amid the global covid-19 pandemic. Coincidentally, 2020 was also...