• Spanish Ambassador visits the OSCE Academy

    On 4 November the OSCE Academy was honoured to welcome Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Spain to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, Jorge Urbiola Lopez de Montenegro, during his working visit to Kyrgyzstan. Dr. Alexander Wolters, Director of the OSCE Academy, presented to Ambassador Urbiola Academy’s major programmes and projects and further plans on expanding the Academy’s activities. The introductory visit concluded with a discussion of possible new collaborations with the Spanish Higher Education Institutions and the possibility to meet MA students during the next visit.

    4 November, 2021

  • Central Asia Forecasting 2021- Results from an Expert Survey

    On 2 November, the OSCE Academy in Bishkek hosted the launch of the "Central Asia Forecasting 2021- Results from an Expert Survey'' study, jointly implemented by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), the SPCE Hub and aimed to help strengthen EU–Central Asia relations. The event was opened by Dr. Alexander Wolters, Director of the OSCE Academy, and Christoph Mohr, Regional Director for Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

    2 November, 2021

  • Director and Associate Research Fellow presented at the Group of Friends on Youth and Security Meeting

    On 29 October Dr. Alexander Wolters, OSCE Academy Director and Dr. Chiara Pierobon, Associated Research Fellow at the OSCE Academy, spoke about the role of education on the transformative journeys of youth at the Group of Friends of Youth and Security (GoFYS) meeting chaired by Kyrgyzstan. Established in 2015, the GoFYS is a unique Vienna-based forum focused on advancing the Youth and Security agenda within OSCE and across the OSCE area.

    29 October, 2021

  • Training on Negotiation Techniques for 18 Officers of the Kyrgyz Security Services

    On 25 October the EU-funded project LEICA launched a five-day training on negotiation techniques for 18 officers of the Kyrgyz Security Services, Ministry of the Interior and Prison Service (under the Ministry of Justice), hosted by the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. The training will focus on establishing a dialogue with the person who is threatening his life or that of others, using psychological techniques to influence their behaviour, and in the end to surrender peacefully.

    25 October, 2021

  • Students meet Experts to discuss Central Asian Politics and Security

    In October students of Politics and Security class had an opportunity to meet several experts and discuss the current security issues in the region and beyond within the framework of their class on Central Asian Politics and Security taught by Viktoria Akchurina.

    21 October, 2021

  • Alumni Conference on ‘Digital Transformations in Central Asia: Current State and New Perspectives’

    On 16-17 October the OSCE Academy Alumni Network organized the Alumni Conference on "Digital Transformations in Central Asia: Current State and New Perspectives". The participants of the conference, more than 30 alumni, were welcomed by Dr. Alexander Wolters, Director of the OSCE Academy, and Ambassador Alexey Rogov, Head of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek. The event was opened by honorable guests from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) Dr. Vladimir Morozov, Vice-Rector for Human Resources, Associate Professor, and  Prof. Elina Sidorenko, Director of the Center for Digital Economy and Financial Innovation.

    16 October, 2021

  • German Delegation Visits the OSCE Academy

    On 15 October the OSCE Academy welcomed the Delegation of the The Federal Foundation for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Eastern Germany, who visited the Academy as part of their Study Trip to Kyrgyzstan. The delegation consists of academics, researcher, jouirnalists, and directors of memorial sides in Germany dealing with communist past.

    16 October, 2021

  • Professor Dr. Anja Mihr speaks at the the European Human Rights Forum

    On 12 October Dr. Anja Mihr, DAAD Associate Professor at the OSCE Academy, and member of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency Scientific Committee (FRA SC), together with her colleagues from the SC presented at the EU Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 in Vienna, latest challenges in inter- and transdisciplinary research to measure the impact of human rights.

    14 October, 2021

  • Certificate Training: Peace and Conflict

    From 4 till 9 October 2021, 19 participants from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Mongolia participated in the Certificate Training on Peace and Conflict, organized by the OSCE Academy in Bishkek in partnership with CRISP, an organization based in Berlin (Germany), that develops and applies the method of simulation-gaming to the fields of conflict transformation, civic education and citizen participation.

    13 October, 2021

  • Workshop for Civil Society Activists & Practitioners on Human Rights Empowerment

    On 6-8 October the OSCE Academy hosted the International “Workshop: Human Rights in Central Asia: Troubled Nexuses between Internationalization and State Building” within the joint project with the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast Studies (IOS) in Regensburg (Germany), with support of the Working Group ‘Human Rights’ of the German Political Science Association (DVPW). This is already a second workshop of this project organized by Prof. Dr. Anja Mihr DAAD Associate Professor at the OSCE Academy and Dr. Cindy Wittke from IOS and funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

    8 October, 2021