From 23 to 24 January 2018, the SEnECA Kick-Off meeting took place, hosted by IEP (Institut fuer Europaeische Politik) Berlin. This meeting has been the first opportunity for the consortium to come together after the start of the SEnECA project on 1 January 2018. For two days, the 12 Consortium partners met and worked on launching their collaboration to strengthen and energise EU-Central Asia relations. Sylvie Rohana of the European Commission first gave an overview on the Horizon 2020 programme. The partners then presented their work packages, tasks and activities during the project lifetime and discussed the work plan and the cooperation within the project in detail. The partners also met and discussed EU-Central Asia relations with Michael Siebert of the German Federal Foreign Office, Head of the Division on Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus.
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.