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ENC In-Depth podcast: Understanding how GDPR works

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The in-depth discussion is the fourth and last of a series of podcasts 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 final podcast is dedicated to understanding how GDPR works. The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Dr. Dariusz Kloza, Researcher and founding member of the Brussels Laboratory for Data Protection & Privacy Impact Assessments at VUB and Dr. Mihalis Kritikos, Policy Analyst/Legal Advisor at the Scientific Foresight Unit (STOA) of the European Parliament Research Service (EPRS). Both speakers also provided a list of resources to better understand GDPR-related issues available in the PDF below:
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List of resources – Understanding how GDPR works

 

ENC In-Depth podcast: EU, PVE and Civil Society in Kyrgyzstan

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This ENC In-Depth podcast is dedicated to the main forms of engagement for which Civil Society Organizations (CSO) receive funding from the Instrument contribution to Stability and Peace (IcSP) and its programme Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism in Kyrgyzstan. 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. Chiara Pierobon, ENC Academic Council Member, Postdoctoral Researcher at Bielefeld University and Associate Research Fellow at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek.  

ENC In-Depth podcast: The Eastern Partnership Beyond Summitry

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This ENC In-Depth podcast is dedicated to the implementation of the Eastern Partnership at times of prolonged volatility placing emphasis on the progress marked and its key drivers. The debate is part of the ENC in-depth podcast discussions with experts and academics assessing the developments in the Eastern Partnership area 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. Panagiota Manoli, Assistant Professor in Political Economy of International Relations at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Peloponnese and ENC Academic Council member.

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 – Gender Equality in a crisis: Women in Kyrgyzstan during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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This ENC In-Depth podcast is part of the ENC Podcast Central Asia Series dedicated to development in the five Central Asian republics in the fields of Security, Foreign Policy, Economy, Democracy and Education. The podcast focuses on gender issues in Central Asia and specifically on the needs and challenges of women in Kyrgyzstan and the role they can play during crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Aizhan Erisheva, Begimai Bekbolotova and Irina Kulikova, Research Fellows at the Europe-Central Asia Monitoring (EUCAM).

 

 

ENC In-Depth podcast: Will Deliberation Save Our Democracies? A domestic and foreign policy analysis

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This ENC In-Depth podcast is dedicated to the topic of democracy: how it is under threat and whether deliberation and sortation can support it, at the local and political level, on insecurity and foreign affairs. The podcast focuses on the ineffectiveness of our current electoral governance systems with regards to polarisation, information consumption and new technologies, including disinformation. It outlines how existing deliberative democratic governance based on sortition can help curtail these issues.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, ENC Managing Director and Pepijn Kennis, Member of the Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region and ENC External Advisor.

 

 

 

ENC In-Depth Podcast: The Future Of Economy & Entertainment

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ENC In-Depth Podcast: The Future Of Economy & Entertainment

The in-depth discussion is dedicated to “The Future Of Economy & Entertainment” 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 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 Organisations (CSO), among other things.

Some of the key points in the discussion are: How COVID-19 affected entertainment industry in regards to both production and consumption, what are the changes of approach towards many different sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic, comparing the readiness between socio-economic and institutional conditions and students. Also mentioned are the accelaration of modern trends in response to the pandemic, building resilience for future crises and the necessity for bridging between digital world and social sciences. Finally our participants provide tips for moving from the academic stage to the career paths concerning students.

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. Our guests are Christina Mercuriadi, Director of EU Affairs at Motion Picture Association and Giuseppe Porcaro, Head of Outreach and Governance at Bruegel.

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ENC In-Depth Podcast – One Decade After the 2011 Uprisings: Islamist Militancy in MENA as an EU Security Threat

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ENC In-Depth Podcast – One Decade After the 2011 Uprisings: Islamist Militancy in MENA as an EU Security Threat

This episode of In-Depth Podcast is dedicated to the recently published ENC Analysis by our Academic Council member Dr. Ebtisam Aly Hussein, Associate Professor of Political Science at Cairo University, and Middle Eastern Studies at Sun Yat-sen University.

In this discussion, Dr. Hussein focuses on how lack of integration by states towards immigrants can cause marginalized groups to form and provide an operational framework to terrorist attacks within EU member states and different approaches regarding security taken by the EU. She also mentions how the political instability caused by the 2011 Arab Spring created an environment for Islamic militancy to thrive, social inequality being used by Jihadist organizations to manipulate masses, and finally what can be done by the EU to prevent such trends.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia.

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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.

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