On 25 April 25 2016 Ms Annika Pelkonen, member of the Finnish delegation to the OSCE in Vienna, made a presentation to the students of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek.
Between 18 and 23 April 2016 the OSCE Academy in Bishkek hosted the International Policy Paper Writing Seminar. 14 young scholars, activists and policy-makers from Central Asian countries, Mongolia and Afghanistan participated in this training.
On the 18th of April 2016 Mr Jan Plesinger, Head of the OSCE Documentation Centre in Prague visited the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and held a presentation under the title: "Getting to Know the OSCE as Implementing Partner, Donor, Worker in the Field and Worker in the Secretariat".
During the week-end of 9-10 April 2016 thirty-five young professionals gathered in Bishkek for a two-day Model OSCE conference. At the conference they were simulating a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council and then a Ministerial Council to discuss challenges to cross-border water management in Central Asia with the aim to move this major issue out of the stalemate in the region.
The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is delighted to announce that in the beginning of April two agreements were signed.
This was his second visit to the OSCE Academy, the first time was in 2006 also in his capacity as foreign minister. “It is good to be back…” – started his address Foreign Minister Steinmeier.
More than 100 representatives of media, civil society and civil servants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan participated at the conference, as well as international experts and trainers from the United Kingdom, Mongolia and Romania.
On 17 - 22 March 2016, a group of Masters students, studying the Central Asian region, under the supervision of Professor Frederick Fawn, Director of the Institute of Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus Studies (MECACS), School of International Relations, University of St Andrews visited the OSCE Academy in Bishkek.
On 18 March 2016, Mr Dirk van der Kley, Ph.D. candidate at the Australian National University held a public presentation on "Chinese Economic Statecraft: Case Studies from Central Asia".
On February 29 the OSCE Academy took part in the round table EduCamp-2016: higher education of future Kyrgyzstan.