The Horizon 2020 project SEnECA – Strengthening and Energizing EU-Central Asia Relations aims to intensify existing relations between the two regions and to establish a network between Europe and Central Asia among academia, policy-makers and relevant stakeholders.
SEnECA has four main objectives: 1) to establish an interdisciplinary network of researchers working on Central Asia in Europe and European integration in Central Asia; 2) to accompany and give recommendations on the revision of the EU-Central Asia Strategy; 3) to intensify the existing relations between the EU and Central Asia; and 4) to promote the relevance of Central Asia to Europe among academics, policy-makers, media and civil society.
The project consortium consists of 12 partners from Europe and Central Asia (including three TEPSA members, namely the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP), the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE) and the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA)). Prof. Michael Kaeding, TEPSA Chairman and Jean Monnet professor for European politics at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) and Dr. Katrin Böttger, TEPSA Board member and Deputy Director of the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) are leading the consortium. The project started in January 2018 and will run for two years till 31 December 2019.
Researchers and relevant stakeholders from Central Asia and Europe will meet seven times during the projects’ duration in Europe and Central Asia in order to establish and maintain contacts among each other.
A public photo exhibition with a high-level panel debate in Brussels will depict daily life in Central Asia and aims to bring Central Asia closer to European citizens.
The project will end with a public conference in Brussels, where the outcomes and recommendations that have been gathered during the project lifetime will be presented.
More information will be available soon at the project’s dedicated website www.seneca-eu.net. You can also sign up for the newsletter by sending an email with your name and affiliation to: email@example.com.
SEnECA – Strengthening and Energizing EU – Central Asia relations has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 770256.
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