On 15 February 2017, a new project “Strengthening Transport and Logistics Business Intermediary Organisations (BIOs) in Central Asia” was launched in Tashkent. The project is funded by the EU (750.000 EUR) and will be implemented in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan in 2017-2019. Ambassador Eduards Stiprais, Head of the EU Delegation to Uzbekistan, project team staff, representatives of partner organisations, entrepreneurs, diplomats and journalists attended the kick-off meeting.
This call for proposals is part of the thematic programme “Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities 2014-2020”, adopted in 2014. An information session will be held on 6 March 2017, in Yangon, and the deadline for submission of concept notes is 24 April 2017 (Brussels date and time).
On February 15 and 16, the EU, together with Australia and the Philippines, hosted in Brussels an ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Workshop on Mainstreaming the Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) in the ARF region.