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In January 2017, the University of World Economy and Diplomacy has submitted on behalf of Consortium an application to the Horizon – 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, 2017 - call for proposals. It is pleased to be informed that the application has been selected for EU full funding.

The maximum amount of funding to be awarded to the project is € 1 499 857 for two years lasting from 01.01.2018 to 31.12.2019. The amount allocated to UWED is 65 232,50 euro.

The relations to Central Asia are an important element of the changing transatlantic and geopolitical setting the EU is currently facing. They are influenced by the role the rest of Asia and other world powers play in the region, which the EU has to take into consideration while focusing on its comparative advantages. That is why the main objectives of SEnECA are to strengthen and energize EU-Central Asia relations by establishing a sustainable, transdisciplinary SEnECA Research Network and the SEnECA Stakeholder Network to link European and Central Asian researchers, policy makers and stakeholders in order to improve research cooperation to develop a common SEnECA Agenda for Future Research Cooperation and EU’s Central Asia policy by setting up the SEnECA Policy Roadmap.

The SEnECA Communication Plan for dissemination and awareness-raising will promote the importance of Central Asia to Europe among scholars, policy-makers, stakeholders in education, media, civil society and the EU public sphere notably through the SEnECA Exhibition. SEnECA will thus ultimately strengthen capacities in research and policy advice through the SEnECA Academic Policy Advice Training. Within two years, twelve consortium members from think tanks, universities and NGOs in Europe and Central Asia build on their Trans-European and Central Asian network with research institutions in 41 European, Central Asian and other Asian countries. Through its activities, SEnECA maps existing networks of researchers of Central Asian Studies in Europe and European Studies in Central Asia and key actors in education and media active in EU-Central Asia relations to analyze research cooperation, policies and communication on Central Asia to set up the SEnECA Research Database which forms the basis for recommending priorities and new forms of scientific cooperation following the “blended research” approach and demand-driven policy advice based on an inclusive approach to EU policy-makers and stakeholders active in EU-Central Asia relations.

Besides UWED, the following institutions take part in the project:

  1. Universität Duisburg-Essen (UDE) - the Project Coordinator;
  2. Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP);
  3. Central Asian Institute for Strategic Studies (CAISS);
  4. Center of Sociological Research “Zerkalo”;
  5. Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI);
  6. WISEEUROPA - Fundacja Warszawski Instytut Studiow Ekonomicznych I Europejskich;
  7. Latvijas Arpolitikas instituts (LIIA);
  8. Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE);  
  9. Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA);
  10. Kyrgyz National University named after Jusup Balasagyn (KNU);
  11. Ynanch-Vepa (YV);

Several conferences and seminar-workshops with the participation of representatives from partner institutions have been planned during lifetime of the project.


For more information, follow this link:

https://www.cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/212381_en.html or


This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 770256.