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Launch of the Sanarip Insan Project

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Launch of the Sanarip Insan project

 

On 31 March 2022, a forum on “Promoting Equal Economic Opportunities and Resilience of Youth” was held at the Park Hotel Conference Hall, where the Sanarip Insan Project was launched. The round table was held in a hybrid format, with more than 80 guests from the public and private sectors attending offline and international partners and viewers from remote regions of the Kyrgyz Republic attending online.  

The Sanarip Insan project aims to build digital skills capacity among young people, migrants and women, from basic digital literacy to more in-demand digital skills such as information search, use of digital platforms, use of social media functionality, financial operations, online commerce and advanced entrepreneurial skills using information technology. The project plans to reach 100,000 people. 

The Sanarip Insan project is implemented by the European Neighbourhood Council together with the Kyrgyz Internet Society with the financial support of the European Union.

The roundtable combined a business conference with the national traditions of the Kyrgyz people. At the beginning of the forum, the six-year-old Manaschi performed several Manas commandments. Then, during the forum, Raimonds Vingris, Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the EU Delegation to the Kyrgyz Republic, gave a “Tushoo kesүү” to the child to mark the opening of the project. 

Raimonds Vingris, Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the EU Delegation to the Kyrgyz Republic, spoke about increasing knowledge in digital skills among the population to ensure rapid employment: “Even in EU countries, there is a digital divide. Adult citizens with low levels of digital skills are more likely to have problems finding jobs, and even when they are employed, they get less than adults with higher levels of digital skills,” he said.

Soyuzbek Nadyrbekov, Deputy Minister of Culture, Information, Sports and Youth Policy of the Kyrgyz Republic, was introduced to all aspects of the project and expressed his great desire to cooperate to jointly improve knowledge in digital literacy among citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic. 

Nurdölöt Bazarbaev, Deputy Minister of Labour, Social Security and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic, shared that the digital literacy of the population, in the future, will enable the citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic to import digital services to international companies while staying in their home country. 

Ulanbek Mambetakunov, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic, shared a great desire to cooperate and improve the digital knowledge and skills of the population to achieve sustainable development goals: “We should pay attention to poverty eradication, to quality education, and necessarily consider digital skills to achieve sustainable development goals. The Ministry of Education and other ministries and agencies are making great efforts to develop digital skills, information literacy and as far as you know, a draft of the state educational standard for primary general education is currently being prepared, where one of the objectives is to develop digital literacy plus increase students’ knowledge on the green economy”. 

Internet creator and Google VP – Vinton Cerf also spoke at the forum, where he shared the importance of teaching digital skills to vulnerable groups in order to increase the capacity of the population.

Maria Bevza, Project Coordinator at the European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) spoke about the implementation of the Sanarip Insan project and the targets to be achieved over the next 2 years. 

Leaders of youth and women’s organisations such as SheStarts, Mutakalim, Otkrytaya Liniya, shared their views on the need to promote equal economic opportunities and sustainability for youth and women in the Kyrgyz Republic.

The forum was the opening event of the Sanarip Insan project where partners, state authorities, media and beneficiaries came to an agreement on cooperation to maximise the promotion of the population of the Kyrgyz Republic through enhanced digital skills. 

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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

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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.

 

ENC In-Depth Podcast: EU – Turkey Economic and Transport Relations

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ENC In-Depth Podcast

 EU – Turkey Economic and Transport Relations

This ENC in-depth discussion is part of a mini-series of podcasts focused on the EU – Turkey economic and transport relations with experts covering topics such as the customs union, transport fees, trade and logistics among else. The discussions are part of the “A New Road Transport Cooperation Between Turkey and European Union: Expectations and Possibilities” programme.

The third and last episode is dedicated to EU – Turkey economic and transport relations with an emphasis given to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine on transportation and logistics across Europe and Eurasia, with a specific focus on the geo-economic implications of new trade routes, block, bottlenecks and sanctions on EU-Turkey relations and transport policy, as well as the need for EU-Turkey Customs Union reform.

The discussion was moderated by Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, ENC Managing Director and features the comments and insights of Dr. Cigdem Nas, Secretary General at the Economic Development Foundation of Turkey (IKV) and Alper Ozel, Chairperson of the Executive Committee of International Transporters Association (UND).

You can listen the in-depth interview here:

ENC In-Depth Podcast: EU – Turkey Relations: Customs Union Modernisation in the Spotlight

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Beyond Erasmus

Education, Exchanges and Employment opportunities for youth in the EU and Turkey – Phase III

Podcast Episode 3

This ENC in-depth discussion is part of a mini-series of podcasts with experts from Turkey covering topics such as enviromental policies, digital journalism and trade. The discussions are part of the Beyond Erasmus training programme, a project supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation office in Turkey.

The third and last episode is dedicated to EU – Turkey economic relations with an emphasis on customs union modernisation process. The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Dr. Cigdem Nas, Secretary General at the Economic Development Foundation of Turkey (IKV) and Associate Professor at Yildiz University.

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ENC In-Depth Podcast: Digital Journalism, Fact-checking and Digital Marketing in Turkey

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Beyond Erasmus

Education, Exchanges and Employment opportunities for youth in the EU and Turkey – Phase III

Podcast Episode 2

This ENC in-depth discussion is part of a mini-series of podcasts with experts from Turkey covering topics such as enviromental policies, digital journalism and trade. The discussions are part of the Beyond Erasmus training programme, a project supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation office in Turkey.

The second episode is dedicated to digital journalism, fact-checking and digital marketing in Turkey. The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Sait Burak Utucu, video journalist at the Turkish service of the Independent, Ezgi Toprak, fact-checker at Teyit.org and Ahmet Balat, Co-Founder of Brandok Performance Marketing Agency.

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ENC IN-DEPTH PODCAST: Going Green in Turkey – Environmental Challenges and Opportunities

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Beyond Erasmus

Education, Exchanges and Employment opportunities for youth in the EU and Turkey – Phase III

Podcast Episode 1

This ENC in-depth discussion is part of a min-series of podcasts with experts from Turkey covering topics such as enviromental policies, digital journalism and trade. The discussions are part of the Beyond Erasmus training programme, a project supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation office in Turkey.

The first episode is dedicated to environmental policies, challenges and opportunities for Turkey in its effort to move towards sustainable and green energy solutions. The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Ali Yaras, energy and sustainability expert.

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Forum “Improving the Employment Potential of Rural Youth, Women and Migrants through Improving Digital Skills”

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БИРДЕЙ ЭКОНОМИКАЛЫК МҮМКҮНЧҮЛҮКТӨРДҮ ЖАНА ЖАШТАРДЫН ТУРУКТУУЛУГУН ИЛГЕРИЛЕТҮҮ

ПРОДВИЖЕНИЕ РАВНЫХ ЭКОНОМИЧЕСКИХ ВОЗМОЖНОСТЕЙ И УСТОЙЧИВОСТИ МОЛОДЕЖИ

PROMOTING EQUAL ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES AND RESILIENCE OF YOUTH


Forum “Improving the Employment Potential of Rural Youth, Women and Migrants through Improving Digital Skills”

Launch of the Sanarip Insan project

Date:                 March 31, 2022

Time:               14.00 Bishkek time/ 10.00 CET

Languages:    English, Kyrgyz, Russian

Online registration link: https://isoc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsdeivpz8oGtKZjhIhhrYrRTzpRCjkiewp

Agenda of the forum: Agenda Sanarip Insan

Millions of people face the challenge of finding themselves in the labour market and being in professional demand without fear of losing their job. However, the labour market situation in the Kyrgyz Republic is ambiguous. Traditional jobs are not sufficient for the working-age population, resulting in high unemployment rates. Increasing digital skills of the population contributes to augmenting the number of jobs and the level of wages. These skills help to equalise living standards in both urban and rural areas. For a smooth transition to a digital economy, Kyrgyzstan needs to transform its training system. This will allow for the rapid and high-quality training of specialists with the competencies most in demand in the labour market.

Due to recent events in the world, migrants have to leave their jobs and return home. It is impossible to predict what percentage of returnees will be able to find work in their home countries. However, given the experience of the pandemic in 2020, it is safe to say that unemployment in the country will increase. The growth of unemployment, a significant reduction of financial opportunities for the population will aggravate the economic situation in Kyrgyzstan and will affect the standard of living of the majority of the country’s population. In these circumstances, it is necessary to provide opportunities to obtain new in-demand professions for vulnerable groups of the population.

In this regard, one of the priorities of the European Neighbourhood Council together with the Public Association “Kyrgyz Internet Society” (ISOC) is the implementation of the project “Promoting Equal Economic Opportunities and Sustainability for Youth” in the Kyrgyz Republic “Sanarip Insan” (“Digital Citizen”) with the financial support of the European Union. It envisages new opportunities for developing the digital literacy of the population, providing knowledge of the digital and green economy to young people and women living in rural areas of the republic, and training a professional digital workforce. The project aims to increase the digital skills capacity of young migrants, including women, from basic digital literacy to more in-demand digital skills such as information search, use of digital platforms, use of social media functionality, financial transactions, online commerce and advanced entrepreneurial skills using information technology.

The roundtable “Enhancing the Employment Potential of Rural Youth, Women and Migrants through Digital Skills” aims to present and discuss an ecosystem of human resources and education projects. During the forum, heads of expert areas and project implementers represented by representatives of the government, development institutions, business and educational structures will summarize the results, discuss the tangible effects of digitalization of education for the population, challenges, and opportunities for including all stakeholders in the implementation of projects. Also, new challenges for young labour migrants from Kyrgyzstan caused by changes in regional labour markets, information exchange between the participants on the use of best practices and the issue of developing recommendations to support and promote vulnerable groups of young migrants will be discussed.

A special focus of the round table will be on the presentation of the Sanarip Insan Project, enhancing the role of Kyrgyz regions in project implementation, sharing best practices and discussing approaches to achieving its indicators. The final outcome of the project activities is the improvement of youth protection indicators on the Sustainable Development and Human Rights Goals. The task to promote and ensure the right to leadership and women’s meaningful participation in decision-making processes is a key one, acting as both a goal and a means to achieve the SDGs.

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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

E-mail: delegation-kyrgyzstan@eeas.europa.eu
Website: http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/kyrgyzstan
Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/eudelkg

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.

 

ENC In-Depth Podcast Series: War in Ukraine – Episode 9

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series

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

Episode 9

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 9th episode we are focusing on views and implications for the United Kingdom.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Prof. Rick Fawn, who holds a chair in International Relations at the University of St Andrews. He has published numerous academic journal articles and 13 books concerning IR, comparative regionalism, foreign policy analysis, security, conflicts, and regional and international relations of post-communist countries. He has worked on the ground in numerous capacities across most countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, including in conflict zones.

You can listen the in-depth interview here:

ENC In-Depth Podcast Series: War in Ukraine – Episode 8

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series

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

Episode 8

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 8th episode we are focusing on implications for Central Asia with views mainly from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Dr. Nargis Kassenova, Senior Fellow and director of the Program on Central Asia at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies (Harvard University) and Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations and Regional Studies of KIMEP University in (Almaty, Kazakhstan) and Dr. Aijan Sharshenova, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series: War in Ukraine – Episode 7

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series

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

Episode 7

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 7th episode we are focusing on implications for Western Balkans with views from Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia & Herzegovina and North Macedonia.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Dr. Yorgos Christidis, Associate Professor of Comparative Politics in the Balkans at the Department of Balkan, Slavonic and Oriental Studies of the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki and Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy and Abit Hoxha, Researcher and Lecturer of media and conflict at the University of Agder in Norway.

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series: War in Ukraine – Episode 6

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series

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

Episode 6

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 sixth episode we are focusing on implications for Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries with views from Georgia, Moldova, Armenia and Azerbaijan.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Dr. Natalie Sabanadze, former Head of the Georgian Mission to the European Union and currently a visiting professor of International Relations at Mount Holyoke College, Prof. Tobias Schumacher, Associate Professor in European Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim & Chairholder of the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair at the College of Europe Natolin and Stanislav Secrieru, Senior Analyst at the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS).

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