The second workshop of the Master Programme “Studies on the EU and Central Asia in the International System“ (EUCAIS) took place in Berlin from 27 January to 3 February 2014. The EUCAIS Master Programme is organized by the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) and the Centre international de Formation européenne (CIFE) with the support of the Volkswagen Foundation and funding by the Jean-Monnet-Programme of the European Union.
27 students, coming from the five Central Asian states (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan), as well as from Afghanistan, the Chinese autonomous region of Xinjiang and the Indian region of Kashmir, were welcomed in Berlin. They attended introductory seminars for the courses of the second semester, dealing with relations between the EU and Central Asia, macroeconomics, trade policy, and political and economic aspects of transition. They participated in a two-day negotiation training, including simulation games, lead by former ambassador Alexander Mühlen. Visiting the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the students had the opportunity to discuss “German-Central Asian economic relations and their potential” with Frank Weisig, Desk Officer for Kazakhstan/Turkmenistan.
For more information about the Master Programme, please visit the EUCAIS homepage.