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ENC In-Depth Podcast: Access To Funding II

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ENC In-Depth Podcast: Access To Funding II

This in-depth discussion is dedicated to “Access to Funding II” which is part of a series of podcasts included in the “Beyond Erasmus: Education, Exchanges and Employment opportunities for youth in the EU and Turkey” training program. The project is supported by Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Turkey that focuses on education exchanges, internships, training courses, networking, access to funding for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), free-market entrepreneurship, and Civil Society Organisations (CSO), and employment opportunities for youth in the EU and Turkey.

The discussion revolves around the impact of the current political atmosphere between EU and Turkey on fundraising, areas of shared interest where Turkish and European youth should focus, and the available funding programmes.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Bernard Brunet, Head of Unit for Turkey at DG NEAR.

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ENC Analysis – One Decade After the 2011 Uprisings: Islamist Militancy in MENA as an EU Security Threat

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The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) released its new analysis entitled “One Decade After the 2011 Uprisings: Islamist Militancy in MENA as an EU Security Threat”.

The ENC Analysis is written by Dr. Ebtisam Hussein, Associate Professor of Political Science at Cairo University. She also holds the position of Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at Sun Yat-sen University in China and that of ENC Academic Council member.

For many years, the EU has been subjected to several organized terrorist acts by diverse political motives. Due to its possible detrimental influence on the European Union, it is critical to evaluate the future of Islamist militancy in the MENA region. In this publication, Dr. Hussein analyses the MENA militancy after the 2011 upheavals and set some questions about the causes of the violence and what might be done.

The full analysis is available in the PDF version below.

pdf4One Decade After the 2011 Uprisings: Islamist Militancy in MENA as an EU Security Threat

ENC In-Depth Podcast: Access To Funding I

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ENC In-Depth Podcast: Access To Funding I

This ENC In-Depth podcast is the third in a series of discussions which are part of the Beyond Erasmus Programme. The project is supported by Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Turkey and aims at promoting student mobility beyond the Erasmus+ framework, youth exchanges, internships, training courses, networking, access to funding for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and free market entrepreneurship and Civil Society Organizations (SCO), among other things.

The third discussion sheds light on the code of conduct for fundraising opportunities and examines existing EU – Turkey programmes such as COSME or Creative Europe and analyzes a number of key fundraising sources such as Government entities, major individual donors and annual campaigns among others.

The discussion was co-moderated by Gülçin Sinav, Program Director at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Turkey and Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia. It features the comments and insights of Emre Gür, Key Expert at EU Think Civil/Sivil Düşün Programme and CIFE representative in Turkey and Medeni Sungur, Founder of Kuest Media.

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ENC In-Depth Podcast – CV Writing and Interview Skills

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ENC In-Depth Podcast – CV Writing and Interview Skills

This ENC In-Depth podcast is the second in a series of discussions which are part of the Beyond Erasmus Programme. The project is supported by Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Turkey and focuses on education exchanges, civil society and employment opportunities for youth in the EU and Turkey.

The second session is dedicated to provide insights on CV writing, interview skills and personal brand building. The discussion revolves around tips and tricks on how to build a competitive CV that stands out, and how to promote yourself through storytelling exercises and much more.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Julie Vandermeulen, Head of Storytelling at Rise and Founder of Clarity Kit and Sven Gerst, PhD Student in Political Philosophy at the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London.

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ENC In-Depth Podcast – After University: What now?

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ENC In-Depth Podcast – After University: What now?

This ENC In-Depth podcast is the first in a series of discussions which are part of the Beyond Erasmus Programme. The project is supported by Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Turkey and focuses on education exchanges, civil society and employment opportunities for youth in the EU and Turkey.

The first session is dedicated to answering the question “After University: what now?” and aims to share experiences and stories about what it is like to work in different professions both in the EU and Turkey. The conversation focuses on employment opportunities and careers in civil society and journalism.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Ece Kocak, Communication Officer at the Truth Justice Memory Center, and Jack Parrock, Journalist Correspondent for Deutsche Welle.

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ENC In-Depth Podcast: Mapping Russia’s Influence in the Kyrgyz Republic

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ENC In-Depth Podcast: Mapping Russia’s Influence in the Kyrgyz Republic

This ENC In-Depth podcast is dedicated to the recently published ENC Analysis: “Mapping Russia’s Influence in the Kyrgyz Republic”. In this paper, Dr. Aijan Sharshenova maps how Russia intentionally and unintentionally influences Kyrgyz politics, economy, society and culture, and explores what challenges this influence might pose for Kyrgyz government, if it is left unchecked and unaddressed.

The debate is part of the ENC in-depth podcast discussions with experts and academics assessing the developments in Central Asia in the fields of Security, Foreign Policy, Economy, Democracy and Education.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Dr. Aijan Sharshenova, Associate Research Fellow at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek.

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These are the opinions of the discussants, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek

ENC In-Depth Podcast: China’s Belt and Road-understanding land geography from Beijing to Brussels

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The In-Depth discussion is dedicated to analyse the framework and developments of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).This discussion focused on understanding which are the frameworks and objectives pursued by China through the BRI. In particular is analysed the impact of the so-called BRI’s Land Route on Central Asian Countries and the European Union.

The discussion was moderated by Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, Director of the European Neighbourhood Council (ENC), with two guest speakers: Mr. Andrea Mogni, Senior External Advisor at ENC, who was the Principal Administrator and Policy Coordinator under RELEX and has worked both as a senior foreign affairs advisor and economist for ECFIN and the European External Action Service under the HR Mogherini., and Dr. Nicola Contessi member of the Academic Council of the ENC and international affairs specialist focusing on global governance, rising powers, foreign and security policy and international transport, with particular reference to the Silk Road initiatives.

ENC In-Depth podcast: Transparency and Investigative Journalism

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This ENC In-Depth podcast is the first of a series of discussion which are part of the Future of Europe and Turkey Through Education Online Learning Initiative for Youth in Turkey. A project supported by Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Turkey and the Delegation of the European Union in Turkey. The first podcast is dedicated to transparency and investigative journalism.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Nafisa Hasanova, Senior Project Manager at Reporters Without Borders and Ece Kocak, Media and Law Studies Association Editor and Project Coordinator.

 

ENC In-Depth podcast: Emerging Forms of Islamic Civil Society in Central Asia

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The two-part ENC In-Depth podcast is part of a Regional Policy Dialogue implemented in cooperation with the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs and the Hollings Center for International Dialogue. Both in-depth discussions are dedicated to the recently published report on Emerging Forms of Islamic Civil Society in Central Asia.

The discussions circle around the definition, forms and roles of Islamic Civil Society, and their emergence in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in the post-Soviet era, within the context of different value systems including state secularism, local authorities and Western-backed civil society, by taking the period of Covid-19 pandemic and it’s results into consideration.

The first introductory podcast features the comments and insights of Dr. Emil Nasritdinov, Associate professor of anthropology (American University of Central Asia), Dr. Sebastien Peyrouse, research professor at the Central Asia Program (Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian studies in George Washington University) and Dr. Zamira Dildorbekova, Programme Leader at the Department of Graduate Studies in the Institute of Ismaili Studies. During the podcast we defined what is Islamic Civil Society and focused on their role in society, how widespread these organisations are in the region, the different categories, how they actually operate.

In the second part Noah Tucker, Programme Associate at the Elliott School of International Relations (Central Asia Programme, George Washington University) and a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, along with Dr. David Montgomery, Associate Research Professor in the Department of Government and Politics (Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland College Park) and Dr. Rano Turaeva, Lecturer at Ludwig Maximillian University and Associate researcher at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Germany delved more into how Islamic Civil Society is perceived in the region, the impact of COVID-19, and what opportunities are there for dialogue and cooperation between different forms of CSOs in Central Asia.

Both in-depth podcasts were hosted and moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia.

You can listen to both parts of our in-depth podcast here:

https://soundcloud.com/enc/emerging-forms-of-islamic-civil-society-in-central-asia-part-i/s-GmGxGhLMqqh
https://soundcloud.com/enc/emerging-forms-of-islamic-civil-society-in-central-asia-part-ii/s-9jahrOtZq2h