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ENC In-Depth Podcast: Preventing Violent Extremism in Central Asia

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This ENC In-Depth podcast is part of 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. This podcast focuses on Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) initiatives in Central Asia. The discussion revolves around the only regional EU-funded project on PVE in Central Asia “Contributing to stability and peace in Central Asia through media literacy, improved reporting and regional cooperation”.
The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Farhod Rahmatov, Internews Project Director in Central Asia.

 

ENC In-Depth Podcast: The role of IOs and the impact of development aid in Central Asia

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This ENC In-Depth podcast is part of 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. This podcast focuses on the role of IOs and the impact of development aid in Central Asia. The discussion revolves around the approach and the findings of the project “Contested Global Governance, Transformed Global Governors? International Organisations and “Weak” States” (GLOBALCONTEST).

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

ENC In-Depth Podcast: Preventing Violent Extremism through Education and Media Literacy Trainings

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This ENC In-Depth podcast is part of 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. This podcast focuses on Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) initiatives in Central Asia. The discussion revolves around the only regional EU-funded project on PVE in Central Asia “Contributing to stability and peace in Central Asia through media literacy, improved reporting and regional cooperation” and its fellowship programme.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Farhod Rahmatov, Internews Project Director in Central Asia, Natalya Romanenko, Editor-in-chief at Open Asia Online in Kazakhstan and Shamsiya Rakhimshoeva, Project Coordinator of “Citizen Narrative Campaign” at Saferworld in Tajikistan.

ENC In-Depth Podcast: Migration Series

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This ENC In-Depth podcast is the first of a three part Migration series focusing on the aftermath of the migration crisis and tackling various topics – ranging from demography, borders and populism to culture, integration and morality. Migration remains a very hotly debated topic among voters and divides people in a polarizing fashion. This podcast series is dedicated to an in-depth examination of all perspectives of migration: from left to right, East to West and North to South.

The discussion was moderated by Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, ENC Managing Director, and features the comments and insights of Niels Jespersen, long-time columnist for leading Danish newspapers and social-democrat who co-authored  the controversial book in 2018 on migration named ‘The Experiment That Failed’.

ENC In-Depth Podcast: Shaping the European Future: Present and Further Challenges for the Representative Polity

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This ENC In-Depth podcast is the second of a series of 12 podcasts dedicated to the Turkey Training Programme (TTP) which focuses on “European sentiment in Turkey among opinion-shapers and youth leaders”. This podcast delves into the many challenges representative democracies face today, from declining voter turnout to increasingly successful populist leaders. Selvi Eren describes what this means for the EU and future relations with Turkey.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC’s Head of Research, and features the comments and insights of Ms. Selvi Eren – Junior Researcher at the Economic Development Foundation (IKV).

ENC In-Depth Podcast: European Common Security and Foreign Policy and Turkey

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This ENC In-Depth podcast is the third of a series of 12 podcasts dedicated to the Turkey Training Programme (TTP) which focuses on “European sentiment in Turkey among opinion-shapers and youth leaders”. Dr. Kuyumcuoglu discusses how EU foreign policy has evolved in the face of real-world challenges, shifting from liberal internationalism to a strategy of principled pragmatism, while attempting to preserve its basic liberal values. He then elaborates on how the EU and Turkey can sustain bilateral relations in the future.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC’s Head of Research, and features the comments and insights of  Dr. Ozan Kuyumcuoglu, Research Assistant at the International Relations Department of Istanbul Bilgi University.

ENC In-Depth Podcast: Active Society in Turkey and the European Union

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This ENC In-Depth podcast is the fourth of a series of 12 podcasts dedicated to the Turkey Training Programme (TTP) which focuses on “European sentiment in Turkey among opinion-shapers and youth leaders.” Ataberk Ozcan, Founding President of Jus Gentium, a Paris-based think tank which promotes international law, discusses the challenges faced by democracies across the globe, from rising inequality to populism and fake news. He goes on to explore how Turkey can learn from the EU project, to build a truly “active” society and democracy.

The discussion was moderated by Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, ENC Managing Director, and features the comments and insights of  Ataberk Ozcan, Founding President of Jus Gentium.

ENC In-Depth Podcast: Tackling COVID-19 in the South Caucasus: Challenges & Prospects

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This ENC In-Depth podcast is dedicated to the current challenges posed by COVID-19 to Azerbaijan and the South Caucasus region, namely how it will affect connectivity, relations with the EU, but also trade/energy relations across Eurasia, including recovering measures.

The debate is part of the ENC In-depth podcast discussions which brings together experts and academics to assess 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 H.E. Amb. Fuad Isgandarov, Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of the Mission to the EU since 2012,  Mr. Lawrence Meredith, Director for Neighbourhood East, DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) and Dr. Licínia Simão, Assistant Professor at the School of Economics, University of Coimbra and ENC Academic Council Member.

ENC In-Depth Podcast: Migration Management: Turkey’s approach and impact on EU relations

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ENC In-Depth Podcast: Migration Management: Turkey’s approach and impact on EU relations

This ENC In-Depth podcast is the fifth of a series of 12 podcasts dedicated to the Turkey Training Programme (TTP) which focuses on “European sentiment in Turkey among opinion-shapers and youth leaders.” Dr. Fulya Memisoglu, Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations at Yıldız Technical University and ENC Academic Council Member, discusses the 2016 EU-Turkey Refugee Deal, why is it considered controversial, yet also necessary. She also comments on the funding mechanism, the handling and implementation of migration-related projects tied to the Refugee Deal.

The discussion was moderated by Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, ENC Managing Director, and features the comments and insights of  Dr. Fulya MemiÅŸoÄŸlu, Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations at Yıldız Technical University and ENC Academic Council Member.

ENC In-depth Podcasts: Understanding University-level Youth in Turkey & Europe

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ENC In-depth Podcasts: Understanding University-level Youth in Turkey & Europe

The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC), in cooperation with the Center for Public Policy and Democracy Studies (PODEM), implemented a 14-month research project, within the “Civil Society Dialogue between the European Union (EU) and Turkey Programme (CSD-V)” titled “Understanding Future Values: Youth and Interaction across the EU and Turkey”. The project focuses on youth perceptions in European countries and Turkey, and understanding the socio-political values of the youth and their views on EU-Turkey relations.

This ENC In-Depth Podcast Series follows the publication of a two-part report on “Values, Interactions and Aspirations: Understanding University-Level Youth in Turkey and in Europe”, developed by PODEM and ENC. Both debates were moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia.

In Part 1, Dr. Aybars Gorgulu, PODEM’s Executive Director and Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, ENC’s Managing Director discussed the rationale, the methodology and the key findings of the two-part report.

Part 2 features the comments and insights of  Dr. Dimitris Bouris, Assistant Professor of EU Security/European External Relations at the University of Amsterdam, ENC Academic Council Member and visiting professor at the College of Europe Natolin in Warsaw; and Dr. Branislav Radeljic, Professor of International Relations at Necmettin Erbakan University in Turkey, ENC Academic Council Member and Visiting Professor of European Politics at Nebrija University in Madrid. The guests analysed the impact of exchange programmes, such Erasmus, among youth and academics and their potential in positively or negatively influencing political developments in the long run.

You can listen or watch both podcasts through the links below:

Audio 1

Audio 2

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