“The EU, Central Asia and the Caucasus in the International System” (EUCACIS) is a PhD Support Programme for Postgraduates and Doctoral Researchers in Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus, organized by the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) and the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE). Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and the programme Erasmus+, it offers scholarships for three years to excellent postgraduates who are working on a doctoral thesis in political science, contemporary history or economics on a topic related to its thematic focus at a university or academy of sciences in the Southern Caucasus or Central Asia (including Afghanistan, the Kashmir region in India and the autonomous region Xinjiang in China). It is the objective of the EUCACIS programme to provide intensive PhD research training for its participants to bring them closer to international standards, to support them until they submit their doctoral theses, and to help them establish their own networks with other young researchers in the target regions and in Europe. This will be achieved through four international conferences, four PhD schools, two research training stays and continuous online coaching.
Jasur Salomov is a junior research fellow at the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan. He obtained his master’s degree in International Law from the University of World Economy and Diplomacy in Tashkent. In his research he focuses on transition processes in post-Soviet countries, the formation and development of political systems in Central Asian states, and participation of the international organizations in providing regional security in Central Asia. Jasur is a EUCACIS PhD fellow since 2016.
Read his contribution to the series here.