In 2022 the OSCE Academy received Jean Monnet Module grant to implement its project on European Climate Policy.
Budget (EU grant): 14 000 EUR
Duration: three years (2022-2025)
Team: Coordinator - Dr. Rahat Sabyrbekov, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the OSCE Academy
Visiting Professor - Dr. Clara Portela, Dept. of Constitutional Law and Political Science, Law School, University of Valencia, Spain
Administrative/Information support - Victoria Orazova, Head of International Office, OSCE Acadmey
Project summary: The project aims to develop a module on European Climate Politics at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. It brings advanced European expertise to Central Asia, where the impact of climate change is significant and where national governments have initiated joint regional action to address it. The aim of the newly developed module is to advance European regional climate policy expertise to inform local stakeholders and policy-making. It will do this through the core course, divided into two parts, and with a series of activities aimed at the wider policy community. The project will foster dialogue between different stakeholders through workshops, including policymakers, NGOs, and academia. This knowledge-sharing will support the improvement of regional climate policies, the development of new educational programs, research initiatives and the raising of public awareness. The project will use the long-standing network of the OSCE Academy within Central Asia and beyond.