From 1st November 2011, the John Smith Memorial Trust is accepting applications for its 2012 Fellowship Programme.
Applications for Fellowships are invited from the following countries:
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine
The Fellowship aims to strengthen and deepen awareness of good governance through a three week programme in the UK and placements that show the workings of organisations within a long established democracy. Selection is based on a combination of the leadership potential of the applicant and the quality of the action plan they pr Continue reading
From Tbilisi, Georgia
Sakhioba, a group of exceptional musicians from Tbilisi in Georgia , is coming to the UK in November 2011, bringing the exhilarating sound of Georgian polyphonic singing, instrumental music and traditional dance to audiences from Exeter to Edinburgh . Continue reading
The first OSCE summit in eleven years finished with the adoption of the Astana Commemorative Declaration on 2nd December 2010. With negotiations that ran into the small hours, the declaration re-affirmed the organisation’s existing values and has not only set the stage for revitalising the OSCE, but also for providing renewed impetus on global security co-operation. Although it did not provide the series of key action items and agreement on important issues that host country, Kazakhstan, would have wanted, this should be considered as an important new dawn.
With the support of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, the Independent Anticorruption Council (IAC) was established in order to unite public associations, independent experts and representatives of businesses to help reduce the level of corruption in Kazakhstan.
IAC activities are aimed at fighting corruption in Kazakhstan by providing objective information for state bodies and citizens on the causes of corruption, as well as on its possible solutions. At the moment IAC includes representatives of 15 public associations of Kazakhstan. Continue reading
Ashgabat residents to see movies about Great Patriotic War
The Film Festival “Friendship” dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the Great Victory opened in the cinema center “Turkmenistan” in Ashgabat on June 14. It has been organized by the Ministry of Culture and Broadcasting of Turkmenistan, Russian Embassy in Turkmenistan and “Soveksportfilm” under the auspices and with the support of the Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation of CIS member states. Continue reading