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ENC In-Depth Podcast: How Kazakh Youth Perceive the European Union?

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ENC In-Depth Podcast

How Kazakh Youth Perceive the European Union?

This ENC In-Depth podcast is dedicated to the recently published ENC Analysis: “Admiration despite Invisibility? How Kazakh Youth Perceive the European Union” by our Academic Council Member Dr. Zhanibek Arynov, a postdoctoral researcher at the Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan.

In his article, Dr. Zhanibek Arynov emphasizes the role of youth in European Union policies toward Central Asia and examines the level of awareness of the EU and its policies among young Kazakhs.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Dr. Zhanibek Arynov.

You can listen the in-depth interview here:

ENC Analysis: Admiration despite Invisibility? How Kazakh Youth Perceive the European Union

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ENC Analysis: Admiration despite Invisibility? How Kazakh Youth Perceive the European Union

The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) released its new analysis titled “Admiration despite Invisibility? How Kazakh Youth Perceive the European Union”.

This article is written by our academic council member Dr. Zhanibek Arynov who is a postdoctoral researcher at the Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan.

Youth has always been a major pillar of the EU policies toward Central Asian countries, which was re-addressed in the recent European Union strategy for the region. In this publication, Dr. Arynov examines how much awareness Kazakh youth have regarding the EU and its policies by using qualitative data obtained through focus group discussions with students of leading Kazakhstani universities.

The full analysis is available here.

ENC In-Depth Podcast Series: War in Ukraine – Episode 15

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series

War in Ukraine – Views from the EU and its Wider Neighbourhood

Episode 15

This ENC in-depth discussion is part of a special podcast series with academics and experts dedicated to the War in Ukraine. The series will provide views and investigate the repercussions of the war across the EU, the UK, and wider Europe. In the 15th episode, we are focusing on how to deal with disinformation while the war in Ukraine is still raging.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Dr. Martyna Bildziukiewicz, who is a strategic communications and disinformation expert. She holds a PhD in political science and since 2018 is part of the East Stratcom Task Force, of which she became the head in May 2021. The task force, based in the European External Action Service, runs the EUvsDisinfo project – the European Union’s flagship initiative that monitors, responds to, and raises public awareness about pro-Kremlin disinformation.

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ENC Analysis – Managing Regional and Global Order after Ukraine: between Ideals and Reality

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Managing Regional and Global Order after Ukraine: between Ideals and Reality

The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) released its new analysis on “Managing Regional and Global Order after Ukraine: between Ideals and Reality”.

This article is written by our academic council member Dr. Kevork Oskanian who is a lecturer at the University of Exeter and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham.

Following an overview of the disputes in the Western alliance regarding policies toward Russia in the run-up to the war in Ukraine, this ENC Analysis discusses several issues that could reopen fissures within NATO and the EU in the future such as populist electoral successes, particularly, in China, and the Global South. In light of the war, Dr. Oskanian also addresses what lies ahead and concludes the piece by giving recommendations to Western countries in terms of relations with the wider world.

The full analysis is available here.

ENC In-Depth Podcast: Social Media and Jihadism – The case of Tunisia

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ENC In-Depth Podcast

Social Media and Jihadism – The case of Tunisia

This ENC In-Depth podcast is dedicated to the recently published ENC Analysis: “Social Media and Jihadism: The Shaping of a New Discourse” by our Academic Council Member Dr. Emna Ben Arab, academic at the University of Sfax and former Member of the Tunisian Parliament (2004-2011).

In her article, Dr. Emna Ben Arab explores the role of social media in shaping a jihadi narrative that played a decisive role in radicalizing an unprecedented number of youth, taking Tunisia as a case study.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of  Dr. Emna Ben Arab.

You can listen the in-depth interview here:

ENC Analysis: Mitigation of Climate Change by Environmental Education

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ENC Analysis: Mitigation of Climate Change by Environmental Education

The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) released its new analysis on the “Mitigation of Climate Change by Environmental Education”.

The paper is co-authored by İpek Tekdemir, ENC, and European Parliament advisor, and Maricela Dregan, educational consultant.

In this ENC Analysis, Ms. Tekdemir and Ms. Dregan argue that higher education has the potential to combat climate change. The authors examine the effects and importance of higher education on climate change, the potential of environmental education on the topic, and therefore the link between reducing CO2 emissions and higher education.

The full analysis is available here.

ENC Analysis: Social Media and Jihadism: The Shaping of a New Discourse

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ENC Analysis

Social Media and Jihadism: The Shaping of a New Discourse

The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) released its new analysis titled “Social Media and Jihadism: The Shaping of a New Discourse”.

The ENC Analysis is written by our Academic Council Member Dr. Emna Ben Arab who is a former member of the Tunisian Parliament (2004-2011) and an assistant professor at the University of Stax.

Between December 2012 and March 2016, Tunisia had more than 80 terrorist attacks and a relatively large number of Tunisians were influenced to join groups such as ISIS, signaled the presence of a propaganda aimed at Tunisian youth. In this publication, Dr. Ben Arab examines the role of social media platforms such as Youtube, Facebook and Twitter in shaping a jihadi narrative that played an important role in radicalizing and mobilizing an unprecedented number of youth, taking Tunisia as a case.

The full analysis is available here.

ENC In-Depth Podcast Series: War in Ukraine – Episode 14

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series

War in Ukraine – Views from the EU and its Wider Neighbourhood

Episode 14

This ENC in-depth discussion is part of a special podcast series with academics and experts dedicated to the War in Ukraine. The series will provide views and investigate the repercussions of the war across the EU, the UK, and wider Europe. In the 14th episode we are focusing on the implications of the war for European energy security.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Dr. Simone Tagliapietra, senior fellow at Bruegel and adjunct professor of Energy, Climate and Environmental Policy at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and at the Johns Hopkins University. His research focuses on the European Union climate and energy policy and on the political economy of global decarbonisation.

You can listen the in-depth interview here:

ENC In-Depth Podcast Series: War in Ukraine – Episode 13

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series

War in Ukraine – Views from the EU and its Wider Neighbourhood

Episode 13

This ENC in-depth discussion is part of a special podcast series with academics and experts dedicated to the War in Ukraine. The series will provide views and investigate the repercussions of the war across the EU, the UK, and wider Europe. In the 13th episode we are focusing on the implications of the war for European security and defence.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Elena Lazarou, Head of the External Policies Unit of the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), where her research focuses on security and defense, global governance, transatlantic relations, and EU foreign policy and Daniel Fiott, Security and Defense Editor at the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), where he analyses European security and defense policy, CSDP operations and defense capability and industrial issues.

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series: War in Ukraine – Episode 12

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series

War in Ukraine – Views from the EU and its Wider Neighbourhood

Episode 12

This ENC in-depth discussion is part of a special podcast series with academics and experts dedicated to the War in Ukraine. The series will provide views and investigate the repercussions of the war across the EU, the UK, and wider Europe. In the 12th episode we are focusing on the role of the United Nations (UN) in the war so far.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Dr. Georgios Kostakos, co-founder and Executive Director of the Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability (FOGGS) with almost thirty years of work experience in international affairs, both as a practitioner and as a researcher. About half of the time he was with the UN in various field assignments including Bosnia, South Africa, Haiti, and Mexico and in the department of Political Affairs in New York in the office of secretary-general Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon.

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