SEnECA Midterm Conference and Scenario Workshop “EU and Central Asia Relations: Current Trends and Future Prospects”

Which researchers are working on EU-Central Asia relations in Europe and which scholars study the European Union in Central Asia? Which stakeholders from civil society, media and the private sector are engaged in EU-Central Asia relations, and how can they be better connected in a more closely-knit network?

These are two of the main questions which the project “SEnECA – Strengthening and Energizing EU-Central Asia Relations” would like to answer. The Midterm Conference and Scenario Workshop taking place in Almaty on 30-31 January 2019 is the second occasion for the Horizon 2020 project SEnECA to present the current state of affairs, discuss ways to provide policy recommendations to decision-makers and engage stakeholders within the new EU Strategy for Central Asia.

Date: Almaty, Kazakhstan, 30-31 January 2019

Venue: InterContinental Almaty Hotel, 181 Zheltoksan street, Almaty 050013, Kazakhstan

The conference is structured in two parts:

  • High-level panel discussions and Academic Policy Advice Training (Day 1 )
  • Scenario Building Workshop (Day 2)

The panel discussions will include community representatives such as researchers and government officials from the EU and Central Asia. The Academic Policy Advice Training will provide the conference participants with the opportunity to acquire skills on how to transfer their research results into policy recommendations towards decision-makers. During the Scenario Building Workshop, the conference participants will develop possible scenarios for the future of EU-Central Asia relations in working groups under the guidance of an expert in scenario building.

The SEnECA conference in Almaty offers a great opportunity for researchers and practitioners from Central Asia to network and to connect with their European counterparts.

If you would like to participate in the conference, please sign up here at the latest by 18 January 2018.