Central Asian Law (CAL) project is funded by the European Commission’s H2020 MSCA-RISE programme (project number 870647). Therefore, the project is subject to project reporting and annual mid-term meetings with the project adviser from the European Commission’s Research Executive Agency (REA). The project first mid-term meeting took place on the 4th of June. All project consortium members took part in the meeting. As a project coordinator, the project’s management staff at Lund University presented the progress made during the first year of the project. The presentation was divided into four parts, each based on the four work packages of the project.
- Work package 1 – project management;
- Work package 2 – research on Central Asian law and business environment;
- Work package 3 – training and capacity building;
- Work package 4 – dissemination of the research findings.
During the meeting, it was discussed how the project deliverables were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and what measures are being taken to mitigate the further risks of delay.
A full-day meeting, held online, also included a session of the REA project adviser Ms. Desislava Kolarova with the researchers of the project. They shared with Ms Kolarova their research interests, progress so far and future plans.
At the end of the meeting, REA representative Ms Kolarova provided her feedback on the performance of the project. Moreover, Ms Kolarova provided some recommendations for the success of the project going forward, including on how to better disseminate the project findings and some administrative issues on the project management.