This work package is lead by the Institut fuer Europäische Politik in Berlin (IEP) and the Kyrgyz National University in Bishkek (KNU). The team researches the current state of affairs on Central Asian Studies in Europe and EU Studies in Central Asia. The output are two bakground papers that take into consideration mediating factors such as the political situation, differing degrees of internationalization in research and higher education systems as well as the lack of capacities to conduct international research projects in certain countries.
Developing the SEnECA Policy Roadmap for future priorities for EU policy-making towards Central Asia requires a thorough three-phase approach: Mapping (phase 1), Analysis (phase 2) and Recommendation (phase 3). For each phase, SEnECA will publish a series of Policy Papers that will clearly outline the relevance of the region for specific policy fields of the EU and the interconnectedness of both regions, as well as the Central Asian countries’ interests in cooperating with Europe. Each policy paper can be downloaded at this site.
It is time to review and renew our relationship, taking into account new geopolitical realities and the evolving needs and capacities of our Central Asian partners.