EU-Central Asia Monitoring (EUCAM)- Promoting Security and Development in Central Asia

Research summary

The EUCAM project assesses European security and development policies towards Central Asia and improves the contribution of European programmes to development and welfare in the region.

EUCAM aims to:
- Scrutinise European policies towards
Central Asia
- Enhance knowledge of Europe's
engagement with Central Asia
- Expand the network of experts and
institutions from European countries
and Central Asian states
- Provide a forum to debate on
European-Central Asian relations


Target Countries
Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan.

Poverty, migration and ethnic tensions are parts of everyday life for the
population in the region but are little understood outside it. Our project will increase awareness of and develop policy recommendations on these and other fields of research.

Research Outputs and activities:
Policy Briefs, Reports, Newsletters, Commentaries, Events

Output summary:
The 2011-2013 EUCAM-Security and Development (SD) project focused on the link between security challenges in the Central Asian region and the need for development in the broadest sense, including governance, poverty reduction, ethnic tension and social equality. For the EUCAM-SD project FRIDE and the Karelian Institute of the University of Eastern Finland produced a series of in-depth working papers/reports that offered new insights and creative
thinking on Europe's role in promoting security and development in Central Asia. The project also foresaw in a series of public events in Europe and Central Asia. EUCAM-SD was supported by the Wider Europe Initiative of the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Research title
EU-Central Asia Monitoring (EUCAM)- Promoting Security and Development in Central Asia

Research timeline
1.3.2011 - 1.5.2013

development Europe and Central Asia collaboration policies Security


Finland, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

University of Eastern Finland
Karelian Institute
Joensuu, Finland

Funding instrument
Ministry for Foreign Affairs (ICI, HEI-ICI, N-S-S)

Head of research
Jeremy Smith

Research team
Fryer Paul, Virkkunen Joni, Elmira Satybaldieva

FundaciĆ³n para las Relaciones Internacionales y el DiĆ”logo Exterior (FRIDE) - Spain

Contact information
Jeremy Smith
+358 50 307 9284
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