24-26th March workshop
The workshop “Law and Society in Central Asia” was held on the 24-26th of March, 2021. The workshop, held online on the Zoom platform, was the wrap-up event of the first year of the project “Central Asian Law: legal cultures and business environments in Central Asia” funded by the Marie Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange scheme within the H2020 Programme (grant acronym: Central Asian Law, no 870647).
The first two days of the workshop were dedicated to the presentations by researchers on important topics in the development of law, society and economy of Central Asian countries. Among others, the presentations covered such topics as business and investment climate, corruption, digital law and governance, the role of women in business and economy and legal culture and systems in Central Asia. The presentations were grouped under 4 research streams - International actors, Domestic institutions, business actors as well as Informal institutions and norms. Participants listened to the presentations of their proposed research interests within the project and provided feedback to each other.
The third day of the workshop focused on project coordination activities, as well as conducting field work and data collection in Central Asian countries. All participants were divided into 4 groups of their corresponding research streams to coordinate their research interests and publications, as well as secondment plans. Based on these discussions, the project will now move forward to the next phase, where more secondments will be conducted in both European and Central Asian institutions, contributing to the exchange of knowledge and skills among researchers.