• Experts discuss the New Approaches to Regional and International Cooperation

    On 23-24 May the International conference “The EU, Central Asia and the South Caucasus: new approaches on regional and international cooperation” took place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. This conference has been co-organized by the Institute for European Politics (IEP), Germany, the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE), France, in cooperation with the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. It is the fourth and last conference of the PhD Programme “EUCACIS” for Postgraduates and Doctoral Researchers in Central Asia and the South Caucasus, funded by the Erasmus+ Programme and Volkswagen Foundation.


  • Academy hosted an Opening Ceremony of the Analytical Centre under the Kyrgyz State Customs Service

    On 22 May the OSCE Academy hosted the official opening ceremony of the “Central Eurasian Transboundary Research Network” (CETRN) – an analytical centre under the Kyrgyz State Customs Service. The ceremony was opened by Ambassador Pierre von Arx, Head of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek. “This centre was opened with the assistance of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek in October 2018 as part of the co-operation plan for 2018 between the State Customs Service under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek in order to raise awareness and increase the study of regional economic and trade initiatives” – underlined Ambassador and highlighted that the OSCE Academy was chosen as a venue, as “it gathers young professionals and future leaders for all Central Asian countries, Afghanistan and Mongolia.


  • European-American Young Leaders visit the Academy

    On 21 May more than 40 participants of the Global Bridges’ XVIII European-American Young Leaders Conference visited the Academy as part of their 5-day programme in Bishkek. Academy Director Dr. Alexander Wolters presented the Academy’s programmes and activities as well as discussed with guests the current developments in the wider Central Asian region.


  • Students meet the Managing Director of the SPD Bundestag Faction

    On 20 May Academy students had a chance to learn more about the work of the parliamentary system in Germany and discuss the upcoming election to the European Parliament with Dr. Michael Schäfer, Managing Director of the SPD Bundestag faction, who came to the Academy accompanied by Mr. Alexander Rosenplänter, Director of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) in Bishkek. Dr. Schäfer came to Kyrgyzstan to develop links for future cooperation with the Kyrgyz Parliament.


  • Alumni Travel Grant: Zalina Enikeeva '16 on integration of the Kyrgyz Republic into the EAEU

    Zalina Enikeeva, Alumna of 2016 of the MA in Economic Governance and Development Programme received the 1st Alumni Travel Grant of 2019. Zalina used this grant to participate in the XX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development, held on April 9-12, 2019, in Moscow, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University). The Conference’s Programme Committee was chaired by Professor Evgeny Yasin, HSE University’s Academic Supervisor.


  • Chapter Meeting in Nur-Sultan

    On 3 May the OSCE Academy organized a Chapter meeting for its alumni currently working and residing in Nur-Sultan. 11 graduates gathered for a meeting with Academy Faculty member Dr. Asel Doolotkeldieva.


  • Austrian Ambassador visits the OSCE Academy

    On 6 May H.E. Dr. Gerhard Sailler, Ambassador of Austria to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan started his official trip to Kyrgyzstan with the visit to the OSCE Academy. Ambassador Sailler met with Ms. Indira Satarkulova, Academy Deputy Director, who presented updates on the Academy’s activities, its financial situation and on internal administrative developments.


  • Short-term Research Stay of Students from Kazakh-German University

    On 29 April the OSCE Academy welcomed the first group of 6 MA students from the German-Kazakh University in Almaty, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, for a short research stay. This visit is organized within the partnership between the OSCE Academy and the German-Kazakh University in Almaty, concluded in February 2019.


  • Academy Director visits Norwegian Partner and Donor

    Between 24 to 26 of April Academy Director Dr. Alexander Wolters visited Oslo for official meetings with the representatives of the Academy's long-term partner, the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), and of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs which has been supporting the cooperation between the Academy and NUPI in the past years.


  • Alumni Chapter Meeting in Dushanbe

    On 22 April OSCE Academy organized Chapter meeting for its alumni currently working and residing in Dushanbe. 23 graduates gathered for a meeting with the Academy Faculty members: Dr. Anja Mihr, DAAD Visiting Professor at the OSCE Academy, Dr. Nazgul Jenish, Senior Lecturer, Dr. Emil Dzhuraev, Senior Lecturer, Dr. Barchynai Kimsanova, Teaching Fellow and Mr Jonathon Hornbrook, Visiting Lecturer.