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School on Central Asia

The School on Central Asia is an annual educational program of the Gorchakov Fund. The School focuses on the problems associated with comprehensive development of relations between regions under review and Russia, issues of socioeconomic, political and cultural development, both of those republics and their ties with neighboring and extraregional actors.

This being said, every year the most important area of Russian-Central Asian cooperation is selected and it becomes a main theme of the School. Since 2016, the events have been taking place in one of the countries of the region on a rotating basis, which allows the participants to experience ethnic environment of the studied societies.

The results of each School, depending on its format, can be projects focusing on development of certain aspects of international cooperation in Central Asia, different types of analytical and academic papers, new ties and contacts, good knowledge and deeper understanding of the regional processes.

Who can become a participant?

  • researchers in the area of international relations, political scientists, economists, lawyers, historians;

  • graduate and post-graduate students, professors of field-specific educational institutions;

  • international journalists;

  • representatives of NGOs focusing on the problems of international cooperation and public diplomacy;

  • young diplomats and governmental officials.

   The list of participants is formed based on results of the applications review.

Requirements to the participants:

  • knowledge of Russian;

  • age 20-35;

  • a proactive approach to life and a desire to develop professionally.

Terms of participation:

The Gorchakov Fund will cover accommodation costs, meals, cultural program and transfers included in the program. The Fund will provide visa support.

How to apply?

Once the call for applications for participation in the new project is published, the applicants should complete an application form of the Gorchakov Fund and attach a short bio, links to several publications/videos/podcasts in the media, and a photo (face photo, light solid background, vertical position). The organizers may also ask the applicants to write an essay on a selected topic, record a video presentation, etc.