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Public Lecture: EU and Central Asia Relations

1 February, 2022
The European Union’s policies towards Central Asia involve different policy areas like development cooperation, energy, security, environmental issues, human rights and the rule of law, cultural exchange and many others. Although the EU strategy on Central Asia, adopted in June 2019, as well as several (enhanced) Partnership and Cooperation Agreements with individual Central Asian countries have identified common interests and overall goals, the day-to-day business of managing the relations between the European Union and Central Asia remains a polyphonic choir. This policy brief aims at a comprehensive description of the goals and instruments of the EU within this framework. It identifies key challenges in the relationship between the EU and the Central Asian states and - based on this - recommendations for policy-makers and other stakeholders related to European Central Asia policy will be presented.

 

Public Lecture 
"EU and Central Asia Relations"

 

Date: 1 February 2022, 15:00 – 16:00 (GMT+6, Bishkek time)
Venue: Zoom Webinar: https://zoom.us/j/95997015441
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Jakob Lempp
Registration link: https://forms.gle/TtdYv6LSs5BvemYZ6
Language: English
Organizers: OSCE Academy

Description

The European Union’s policies towards Central Asia involve different policy areas like development cooperation, energy, security, environmental issues, human rights and the rule of law, cultural exchange and many others. Although the EU strategy on Central Asia, adopted in June 2019, as well as several (enhanced) Partnership and Cooperation Agreements with individual Central Asian countries have identified common interests and overall goals, the day-to-day business of managing the relations between the European Union and Central Asia remains a polyphonic choir. This policy brief aims at a comprehensive description of the goals and instruments of the EU within this framework. It identifies key challenges in the relationship between the EU and the Central Asian states and - based on this - recommendations for policy-makers and other stakeholders related to European Central Asia policy will be presented.

Report’s key messages:

  • The complex institutional structure of EU-Central Asian imply increased transaction cost
  • Visibility of the EU in Central Asia should be increased
  • Enhance policy coherence through aligning the foreign policies of the EU member states to the overall EU Central Asia strategy

Timeline

15:00 - 15:05   Opening remarks
15:05 - 15:35   Report Presentation – Key challenges for an effective European Union Policy towards Central Asia.                                             Prof. Dr. Jakob Lempp, A professor at the Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences and an Associate                                       Research Fellow at the OSCE Academy
15:35 - 16:00   Q&A Session

About the Speaker & the Fellowship

Prof. Dr. Jakob Lempp studied Political Science, Communication Science, and Philosophy at the University of Technology Dresden and completed a Diploma in European Studies at the University of Turku / Finland. He worked as a managing assistant and research assistant at the Institute of Political Science of TU Dresden and completed his PhD on the evolution of the Council of the European Union. He then worked as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group GmbH in Munich (mainly with clients in the public sector in the areas of strategy and organization). Prof. Dr. Jakob Lempp has been a professor at the Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences since April 2012, and from 2015 to 2019 he was Dean of the Faculty of Society and Economics. Among other things, he published on party systems in German countries, on European integration, on evolutionary concepts in institutional theory, on economic development and on various non-European political systems.

The OSCE Academy Associate Research Fellowship (ARF) was launched in 2017 and aims to support PhD Candidates and/or Post-Doctoral researchers in conducting their research projects and provide institutional affiliation to independent researchers. The length of the fellowship is from six to twelve months and is open for Bishkek-based and non-Bishkek residents. The ​Academy provides Fellows ​with ​access to the library and all available online resources as well as ​with ​an opportunity to present their research ​and to​ deliver a lecture to students and the public. The Academy assists the ​A​ssociate Research Fellows to make a presentation on her​/his​ research and to publish their results in one of the OSCE Academy’s  outlets.

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