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EUCAM Phase I Final Report

Into EurAsia - Monitoring the EU's Central Asia Strategy

Author:
Michael Emerson, Jos Boonstra, Nafisa Hasanova, Marlene Laruelle, Sebastien Peyrouse
Date:
05.02.10
Type of Publication:
Report
Language: EN
EUCAM Phase I Final Report

The EUCAM Final Report in paperback offers the first assessment of the ambitious strategy to upgrade the EU's cooperation with the five states of the Central Asia region: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Undertaken by independent analysts from the EU and Central Asia within the context of the EUCAM project, the book looks at the role of Russia, China, the US and others in Central Asia, as well the current state of politics and economics in the region. Coinciding as it does with the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, Into EurAsia presents a test case of how the EU may shape up to meet its newly enhanced foreign policy responsibilities.

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EUCAM Working Paper No. 9

The EU-Central Asia Education Initiative

Author:
Peter Jones
Date:
04.02.10
Type of Publication:
Working paper
Language: EN
EUCAM Working Paper No. 9

The European Education Initiative was launched as part of the EU-Central Asia Strategy in 2007. By 2009, the initiative had prioritised higher and vocational education and emphasised links with the Bologna Process. Attempts were made to establish the EU-Central Asia Education Platform - a re-branding of Tempus and Erasmus Mundus programmes within a set of specific activities - and outline the ways in which internal EU education policy development processes could be externalised to the Central Asia region. However, the slow and uncertain pace of development of the Education Initiative, with the exception of the CAREN programme, calls for analysis of the logic, content and practice of what has been attempted. It is also necessary to examine the political and institutional context that explains the lack of traction gained with education policy actors in the EU and Central Asia, and the prospects for a more compelling vision and concrete programme of implementation that could meet the real and urgent needs of Central Asian countries. Drawing on the evidence provided by participants in the development of the Education Initiative, this paper concludes by outlining an agenda for addressing its weaknesses.

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EUCAM Working Paper No. 8

EU Assistance to Central Asia: Back to the Drawing Board?

Author:
Jos Boonstra, Jacqueline Hale
Date:
04.01.10
Type of Publication:
Working paper
Language: EN
EUCAM Working Paper No. 8

European Union (EU) assistance in general and to Central Asia in particular is a complicated, many sided and fairly opaque business. Over a seven-year period, 719 million Euros were to be set aside for assistance to the region through the new EU Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI). This EUCAM working paper aims to shed light on EU assistance. It addresses the 'what', 'where' and 'how' of EU assistance to Central Asian republics. The 'why' question is beyond the scope of this paper, but stands central in many other EUCAM publications. The paper concludes with recommendations that apply to EU assistance over the medium and long terms.

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Policy Briefs

Policy Brief

No. 34

Reviewing the EU’s approach to Central Asia

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Working Papers/Reports

Report

No. 19

Implementation and review of the European Union - Central Asia Strategy: Recommendations for EU action

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Commentaries

Commentary

No. 27

Mastering a Façade democracy: elections in Uzbekistan

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Newsletters

Newsletter

No. 16

Discussing human rights with Central Asia is not enough

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