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  • Workshop on New Security Challenges in Central Asia

    A three-day workshop “New Security Challenges in Central Asia” took place at the OSCE Academy from July 31 to August 2. The workshop was organized by the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies and the OSCE Academy within the framework of their long-time partnership and as a part of NESA’s annual Central Asia Working Group meeting.

    03.08.2018

  • Post-Graduate Students improve their Research Skills

    A new week-long masterclass: Interviews as Method in the Social Sciences and Humanities was completed at the Academy on 13 July. The workshop was designed to strengthen the research skills of 10 post-graduate students of the social sciences and humanities, specifically training them in conducting, analysing and interpreting interviews.

    18.07.2018

  • Policy Brief Writing Workshop

    From 9 till 15 July a Policy Brief Writing Workshop took place at the OSCE Academy. This seven-day summer school was organized by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR CA) and the OSCE Academy in Bishkek with the financial support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This school forms part of the project “Giving Voice, Driving Change – From the Borderland to the Steppes”, jointly implemented by IWPR and the OSCE Academy over the next three years. The project is implemented following the Memorandum of Cooperation and Collaboration between the two institutions signed on 22 February 2018.

    17.07.2018

  • Summer School “Post-Soviet Governance: Theories, Actors, Cases”

    From 12 till 22 July the International Summer School “Post-Soviet Governance: Theories, Actors, Cases” organised by the Institute for European Studies (IFES) of the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt Oder (EUV) in cooperation with the OSCE Academy in Bishkek is held in Issyk-kul, Kyrgyzstan. This school is financed by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    16.07.2018

  • Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan in Vienna visited the OSCE Academy

    On 13 July the Head of the Embassy and Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International and Regional Organizations in Vienna H.E. Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel paid a visit to the OSCE Academy, within the framework of her official visit to Kyrgyzstan.

    13.07.2018

  • OSCE Academy extends its Partnership Network

    On 28 June the OSCE Academy and Riga Graduate School of Law signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. Within this new partnership both sides aim to develop long-term institutional ties that allow for student exchange using Erasmus+ funding opportunities and to engage into establishing contacts between faculty as well as into mutual educational capacity support.

    29.06.2018

  • Summer School on Investigative and Analytical Journalism

    From 17 till 28 June a ten-day intensive summer school on Investigative and Analytical Journalism took place at the OSCE Academy. Organized by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) in Central Asia jointly with the OSCE Academy, and supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this school forms part of the project “Giving Voice, Driving Change – From the Borderland to the Steppes”, jointly implemented by IWPR and the OSCE Academy within the course of the next three years.

    27.06.2018

  • Conflict Sensitive Development Training held at the OSCE Academy

    From 4-15 June the two-week long International Certificate Programme in Conflict Sensitive Development was held at the OSCE Academy. This training is part of an annual training programme the Academy, with support from its partner, the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, has designed for participants from all Central Asian states and Afghanistan.

    18.06.2018

  • Academy Board of Trustees Meeting

    On 5 June the Board of Trustees of the OSCE Academy met in the Hofburg, Vienna, under the chairmanship of the Head of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, Ambassador Pierre von Arx. Director Dr Alexander Wolters presented on the activities of the Academy conducted and implemented since the last BoT meeting in Fall 2017, including a comprehensive overview of the master programmes, trainings, research & publications, new international partnerships, alumni relations and finances.

    06.06.2018

  • First European Alumni Chapter Meeting held in Vienna

    On 5 June the first European Alumni Chapter Meeting organized by the OSCE Academy and the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek was held at the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna, Austria. The meeting gathered nine alumni residing in Europe for the conference “Brain Drain or Brain Gain? Education, Migration and Development in Central Asia.”

    05.06.2018