Regional Seminar – The role of education in supporting social inclusion and resilience among youth in Central Asia and the European Union

October 11, 2018

Tashkent (Uzbekistan)


Madina Gainelgazykyzy ([email protected])



At the Second Ministerial Meeting of Ministers for Education in Astana in June 2017, the role of education in preventing and countering violent extremism among youth was identified as a priority for EU cooperation in the field of education and training in Central Asia in line with the global commitment to Sustainable Development Goals, in particular to “ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning” (SDG 4). CAEP is therefore organising a Regional Seminar with a focus on the link between quality education and training and issues of social inclusion, economic integration and resilience among young people, as part of the policy dialogue on and support to reforms in HE and VET across Central Asia.

We expect up to 50 participants from across Central Asia, representing senior technical officials in relevant ministries and agencies, representatives from the EU, EEAS, UNESCO and OSCE as well as other international stakeholders who can profit from regional dialogue. 

This Regional Seminar aims at contributing to regional and bi-regional policy dialogue by:

  • Providing updated information about the regional context and the link between content and quality education and training, and issues of youth inclusion and resilience among youth against violent extremism and radicalisation;
  • Highlighting the role of non-formal education and community-based approaches in supporting youth inclusion, resilience and employment;
  • Discussing how state education policies and practices can support an well-targeted inclusive approach in education;
  • Contributing to exchanges at regional level and between the EU and Central Asia on best practices and highlight the benefits of regional cooperation on this issue