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  Round Table discussion „Building Bridges Between the Regions: Central Asia and Eastern Europe“ (2)

2010 08 30

On 2-4 September 2010, PI Centre for Geopolitical Studies (Lithuania), together with the Central Asian Foundation for Developing Democracy (Kazakhstan), organizes the Round Table discussion „Building Bridges Between the Regions: Central Asia and Eastern Europe“.  The workshop is funded by the Open Society Institute and the East-East: Partnership Without Borders Program.

Experts from Central Asia, Central and Eastern Europe and Russia will take part in the discussion. Its main objective is to introduce the issues of energy security, ethnic conflicts, regional security, religious and international influence in Central Asian countries to civil societies of Central Asian and Eastern European countries and state institutions.

The workshop agenda will include:

  • Interests of USA, Russian Federation, China and EU in Central Asia and policy implementation instruments;
  • Baltic region and Central Asia areas of cooperation in the context of OSCE;
  • Islam and ethnicity as identity elements in Central Asia;
  • Building bridges between the regions: possibilities for cooperation and mutual projects;
  • Tajikistan: before and after civil war;
  • Turkmenistan: before and after Turkmenbashi’s death;
  • Uzbekistan: Regime of Islam Karimov – what will be after?
  • Kyrgyzstan: before and after the 2005 “March Events“ (Tulip Revolution) and 2010 “April events”;
  • Backgrounds of stability in Kazakhstan.

Draft agenda in English (working languages: English and Russian)

  Call for applications

2010 04 06

Call for applications

Fourth Regional NGO Congress, Vilnius, Lithuania

10 – 12 June 2010

The Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe is calling for applications for its Fourth Regional NGO Congress. The main theme is “The Role of NGOs in a Pluralist Democracy”. Discussions will focus on the following sub-themes:

1. participation of NGOs in the decision-making process,
2. the state of civil society
3. human rights activists
4. the role of NGOs in post-conflict situations.

Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications is 24 April 2010

Application form

  International conference "Projects and Prospects for Cooperation in Eurasia"

2009 02 05


The Centre for Geopolitical Studies and the Carnegie Moscow Center are organizing an international conference titled „Projects and Prospects for Cooperation in Eurasia“, to be held in Vilnius February 24-26, 2009.

The two-day conference is designed to explore the relationship between domestic political factors and the prospects for international cooperation among all of the players in the post-Soviet space. The discussion will be divided into five thematic blocks:

  • Collective Security after the War in Georgia;
  • Big-Power politics and Sub-Regional Agendas: Russia, the United States, the European Union and China;
  • The Economics of Geography: Integration by Inevitability;
  • The Geography of Economics: Integration by Choice;
  • Shared Differences: Culture, Language and History.

In addition, viewpoints from the E.U., Poland, the U.S. and China will be offered for participants’ consideration.

Leading foreign policy experts from throughout the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe have been invited to take part in the conference.

Projects and Prospects for Cooperation in Eurasia

24-26 February 2009

Draft Agenda

24 February – Participants Arrive

19.00 Dinner (Hotel Artis)

25 February

  • 9:30-10:00   Registration
  • 10:00-11:30 Opening Remarks
    • Greta Tučkutë, director, Centre for Geopolitical Studies
      Divergence in an Era of Integration? Government and Popular Orientations across the Former Soviet Union
    • Sam Greene, deputy director, Carnegie Moscow Center
  • 11:30-12:00 Coffee Break
  • 12:00-14:00 Discussion Session 1: Collective Security after the War in Georgia
    • Haran, Olexy / Олексий Гарань
      Research director, School of Political Analysis (Ukraine)
    • Baghirova, Irada / Ирада Багирова
      Head, Caucasus history dept., Institute of History, Academy of Sciences (Azerbaijan)
    • Poletaev, Eduard / Эдуард Полетаев
      Editor, «Мир Евразии»(Kazakhstan)
  • 14:00-15:00 Lunch
  • 15:00-16:00 Open Discussion: Outside Looking In, Part I
    • Views from the EU and Poland
    • Nerijus Maliukevičius, Director, European Integration Studies Centre (Lithuania)
  • 16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
  • 16:30-18:30 Discussion Session 2: Big-Power Politics and Sub-Regional Agendas: Russia, the United States, the European Union and China
    • Musabayev, Rasim / Расим Мусабаев
      Independent political analyst (Azerbaijan)
    • Abdullo, Rashid / Рашид Абдулло
      Independent analyst (Tajikistan)
    • Baltag, Alexandru / Александру Балтаг
      Fellow, European Movement of Moldova (Moldova)
  • 19.00- Welcome dinner (Restaurant “Csarda”, Đv.Mykolo str. 4-1, Vilnius) Welcome speech by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mr. Vygaudas Uđackas.

26 February

  • 10:00-11:30 Discussion Session 3: The Economics of Geography: Integration by Inevitability
    • Bekarian, Karen / Карен Бекарян
    • Morozov, Pavel / Павел Морозов
      Director, Third Way-Belarus (Belarus)
    • Kvashilava, Bakur / Бакур Квашилава
      Analyst, Georgian Institute for Public Affairs (Georgia)
  • 11:30-12:00 Coffee Break
  • 12:00-14:00 Discussion Session 4: The Geography of Economics: Integration by Choice
    • Chirila, Victor / Виктор Кирилла
      Fellow, Association for Foreign Policy (Moldova)
    • Frumkin, Boris / Борис Фрумкин
      Professor, MoscowStateUniversity of International Relations (Russia)
    • Nogoibaeva, Elmira / Эльмира Ногойбаева
      Director, Center Polis Asia (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 14:00-15:00 Lunch
  • 15:00-16:30 Open Discussion: Outside Looking In, Part II
    • Views from the US and China
    • Egidijus Motieka, Chairman of the Council, Center for Strategic Studies (Lithuania) (to be determined)
  • 16:30-17:00 Coffee break
  • 17:00-18:00 Discussion Session 5: Shared Differences: Culture, Language and History
    • Navasardian, Boris / Борис Навасардян
      President, Yerevan Press Club (Armenia)
    • Kobrinskaya, Irina / Ирина Кобринская
      Senior Fellow, Institute of the World Economy and International Relations (Russia)
    • Tsutskiridze, Levan / Леван Цуцкиридзе
      Rector, Georgian Institute for Public Affairs (Georgia)
  • 18:00-18:30 Regional Blocs in 2020
    • Prof. Vytautas Landsbergis, Member of the European Parliament (to be determined)
  • 18:30-19:00 Closing Remarks & Discussion
  • 19:00- Dinner (Restaurant Stikliai “Alude”)

27 February – Participants depart

  Announcement about institutional partnership

2008 01 21

The East East: Partnership Beyond Borders Program of the Open Society Institute is pleased to announce an institutional partnership beginning in 2008 with the Center for Geopolitical Studies.

Additional information will be posted to this site.

The Center for Geopolitical Studies will not receive and review applications to the East East: Partnership Beyond Borders Program.  Please address all inquires/applications to Mary Frances Lindstrom, Program Director, mflindstrom@osf-eu.org.



Ukraine has filed a lawsuit against Russia in the International Court of Justice for terrorism and racism (69)

2017 01 19

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine filed a lawsuit in the UN International Court of Justice against Russia within the framework of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, says the site of the Foreign Minister. This is done on the instructions of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, issued on 16 January.

National Armed Forces (NAF) of Latvia will deploy additional military units in three cities (86)

2017 01 18

For effective complex defence of Latvia, the establishment of a permanent division of the National Armed Forces has started in Latgale, reported the official website of the Ministry of Defence.


In Lithuania the amount of 110 thousand Euros was collected at a concert in support of the ATO fighters and residents of Donbass (40)

2017 01 17

On 13 January a concert "Together to the victory" was held in Lithuania, where the audience decided to support Ukraine's defence and donated 110 thousand Euros.


Belarus has established a visa-free regime for citizens of 80 countries (2)

2017 01 10

Alexander Lukashenko on 9 January signed a decree № 8 "On the establishment of visa-free entry and exit of foreign nationals." The document establishes visa-free entry to Belarus for a period not exceeding 5 days at the entrance through the checkpoint "National Airport Minsk" for citizens of 80 countries, - reported the press service of the President of Belarus.

The European Parliament approved the recall of visas for citizens of Ukraine and Georgia (3)

2016 12 19


The European Parliament approved the granting of a visa-free regime for short-term trips to the citizens of Ukraine and Georgia, RIA Novosti reported.


The US House of Representatives approved actions against the influence of Russia

2016 12 08

The US House of Representatives approved a bill on establishing an inter-departmental body, the purpose of which would be to resist Russian attempts of "influencing the people and the governments" of other countries, - reported the Associated Press.

Alexander Parkhomenko. The pro-Russian (not already) President of Moldova, who was seated by the Russian Federation, stated about the way towards the EU

2016 12 02

"I back up": networks got surprised with the unexpected statement of the pro-Russian President Dodon about the EU.

The newly elected president of Moldova Igor Dodon, known for his pro-Russian views, stated that his country is not going to refuse from the cooperation with the European Union.


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