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Press Release: The European Union will help rural youth strengthen digital skills and be resilient to new challenges

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The European Union will help rural youth strengthen digital skills

and be resilient to new challenges

The project “Promoting Equal Economic Opportunities and Resilience of Youth” in the Kyrgyz Republic (Sanarip Insan (Digital Citizen) was launched with the financial support of the European Union.

The aim of the project is to provide knowledge of the work of the digital and green economy to young people and women living in rural regions of the Kyrgyz Republic. This project provides for holding information events to increase the level of digital literacy in cooperation with the media and social networks, adapting and developing educational and methodological materials with representatives of the education sector, as well as conducting joint initiatives with representatives of the digital economy and government agencies to train young people to work in digital platforms in the e-government, e-commerce and digital economy sectors.

Within the framework of the project, the involved representatives of youth and women will receive the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully start their activities on Kyrgyz and international digital platforms, digital wallets, marketplaces, and will receive advanced IT enabled entrepreneurial skills. As a result of passing the training, representatives of youth and women will be able to receive funding for the implementation of their IT start-ups.

The final result of the project is to improve the indicators of youth protection according to the Sustainable Development Goals and the protection of human rights.

The project is implemented by the European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) together with the Public Association “Internet Society Kyrgyzstan Chapter” with the support of the European Union Delegation in the Kyrgyz Republic. The duration of the project is 30 months.

Additional information about the project can be obtained: by phone +996 (755) 330335 and by e-mail: or by phone +32 (0) 26465139 and by e-mail:

‘This website was created and maintained with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) / Public Association “Internet Society Kyrgyzstan Chapter” and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union’.

To read the project fact sheet click here and pусская версия пресс-релиза по этой ссылке. Басма сөз үчүн билдирүү кийинки шилтеме менен кыргыз тилинде жеткиликтүү.

Delegation of the European Union to the Kyrgyz Republic
21 Erkindik Boulevard, Business Centre Orion, 5th floor
Bishkek, 720040, Kyrgyz Republic

Telephone: +996 312 26 10 00
Fax: +996 312 26 10 07


The European Union is made up of 27 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources, and destinies. Together, during a period of enlargement of 60 years, they have built a zone of stability, democracy, and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance, and individual freedoms. The European Union is committed to sharing its achievements and its values with countries and peoples beyond its borders.


Vacancy Announcement: Project coordinator

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Vacancy Announcement: ICT manager – Project Coordinator


General Context

European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) is an independent think tank that conducts research and implements projects with the aim of strengthening a common European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), Enlargement Policy and the promotion of a Global Strategy for the European Union’s (EU) Foreign and Security Policy. ENC conducts research that aims towards improved dialogue and neighbourhood coordination among European Union (EU) Member States, EU Accession Countries, European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) countries, including also the ‘Neighbours of the Neighbours’ (Central Asian Republics, Gulf Cooperation Council, Iraq, Iran, and Sahel Countries). Through research publications, partnerships, training and policy events – we aim to narrow the foreign policy gap between existing EU Member States, neighbouring countries, and Wider Europe. These efforts enhance shared European values of democracy, security, economic growth, and education, while guaranteeing a stable, diverse and developing Wider ENP. Represented cross-regionally by EU and non-EU members in our Academic Council, ENC scholars provide the guiding platform for our activities on an annual basis.



Under the supervision of the managing director, you have the responsibility to oversee the implementation and produce reporting for the EU-funded project in Kyrgyzstan.

  • Ensure monitoring of the project
  • Support partners in the field in project implementation
  • Ensure collection of documentation necessary for reporting
  • Report on the project implementation to the EU delegation in the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Inform the managing director on the progress of the project
  • Ensure quality and timely implementation and follow-up of the project

In coordination with the managing director you will work on fundraising and proposal development.

  • Identify funding opportunities
  • Contribute to the identification of potential relevant international and/or local partners (private sector partners, national and international NGOs, think tanks, academia, etc.) to be included in proposals
  • Contribute to the development of fundraising documents (be it expression of Interests/ Concept Notes/ Proposals)

Skills and Experiences Needed:

  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in NGOs and/or think tanks
  • 2-3 years of experience in coordinating projects funded by institutional donors
  • Experience of working in Central Asian countries and/or with CA-based NGOs is a plus
  • Experience of reporting, project management and budget tracking
  • Knowledge and understanding of project management tools (logical framework analysis, project cycle management, objectives and indicators etc.)
  • Liaising with donors and facilitating synergies
  • Fluent oral/writing expression in English and Russian. Good knowledge of French is a plus
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Proactiveness
  • Solution-oriented
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize


  • Freelancing
  • 4 days/week (30 hours)
  • Salary: 1,960 EUR (gross)/month
  • Contract until 31.12.2022 with the possibility of extension
  • Office in Brussels, Belgium
  • Remote work is possible

Deadline: 31 August 2021

How to apply: send your CV and one page cover letter to Samuel Doveri Vesterbye addressing how your experience matches the requirements for this job.

ENC Analysis: The Eastern Partnership beyond Summitry

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ENC Analysis: The Eastern Partnership beyond Summitry

The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) released its new analysis on “The Eastern Partnership beyond Summitry”.

This article is written by our academic council member Dr. Panagiota Manoli who is an Assistant Professor in Political Economy of International Relations at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Peloponnese.

In this ENC Analysis, Dr. Manoli discusses the EaP’s implementation during periods of protracted volatility, putting a focus on the progress marked and its key drivers. The paper also contributes to the discussion of the direction that the EaP policy should take in light of a worsening regional security complex.

The full analysis is available here.

ENC Analysis – EU, Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) and civil society: some considerations on the IcSP in Kyrgyzstan

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ENC Analysis – EU, Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) and civil society: some considerations on the IcSP in Kyrgyzstan

The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) released its new analysis on “EU, Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) and civil society: some considerations on the IcSP in Kyrgyzstan“.

This article is written by our academic council member Dr. Chiara Pierobon, a postdoctoral researcher at Bielefeld University (Germany) and an associate research fellow at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan).

In this ENC analysis, Dr. Pierobon analyses the main forms of engagement for which Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) receive funding from the Instrument contribution to Stability and Peace (IcSP) and its programme “Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism” (STRIVE) in Kyrgyzstan.

The full analysis is available here.