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ENC In-Depth podcast: Social Inclusion through Media and CSOs in Central Asia

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This ENC In-Depth podcast is dedicated to Social Inclusion through Media and CSOs in Central Asia and is the first of a series of three podcasts which are part of the EUCAM writing and outreach online course, supported by the Open Society Foundations and the European Endowment for Democracy. The discussion revolves around the role of independent media and civil society in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan and how increased cooperation among them can benefit vulnerable communities in the region. The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of three civil society representatives from Central Asia, Assel Kurmantayeva, Development Manager at Innovation for Change Central Asia Hub, Erkinbek Kamalov, journalist & Programme Coordinator at Content-Media and Naima Kimatshoeva, Resource Mobilization Analyst at Aga Khan Agency for Habitat. You can listen the in-depth interview here:
 

ENC In-Depth podcast: The EU accession process in the Western Balkans and the Roma

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This ENC In-Depth podcast is dedicated to the position of the Roma in the Western Balkan countries, EU’s “Roma policy” and on the effectiveness – or not – of the current EU and national approaches. The debate is part of the ENC in-depth podcast discussions with experts and academics assessing the developments in Western Balkans 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. Yorgos Christidis, Associate Professor of Comparative Politics in the Balkans at the Department of Balkan, Slavonic and Oriental Studies of the University of Macedonia (Thessaloniki, Greece). He is also a Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Security Policy (ELIAMEP) and ENC Academic Council member. You can listen and watch the in-depth interview here:
 

ENC In-Depth podcast: Principle Pragmatism In Practice: The EU’s Policy towards Russia after Crimea

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This ENC In-Depth podcast is dedicated to the recently published and peer-reviewed volume “Principle Pragmatism in Practice: The EU’s Policy towards Russia after Crimea”, edited by Dr. Fabienne Bossuyt and Dr. Peter Van Elsuwege. The volume is part of the Brill series: Studies in EU External Relations. As the EU’s relations with Russia remain at an all-time low and continue to be in a state of paralysis, marked by de-institutionalisation, inertia and estrangement, the EU’s policy towards Russia seems up for review. By taking stock of the implementation of the EU’s Global Strategy and the five principles that are guiding EU-Russia relations, this volume provides a forward-looking angle and contributes to a better understanding of the current EU-Russia relationship and the prospects for overcoming the existing deadlock. By bringing together European and Russian scholars and adopting an interdisciplinary perspective that combines insights from EU studies, international relations, and European and international law, the book provides a comprehensive and holistic view on the state of affairs in EU-Russia relations. The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Dr. Fabienne Bossuyt, Assistant Professor at the Centre for EU Studies at the Department of Political Science and co-director of the Russia Platform at Ghent University and Dr. Peter Van Elsuwege, Professor of EU law and Jean Monnet Chair at Ghent University and co-director of the Ghent European Law Institute. You can listen and watch the in-depth interview here:
 

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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