February 5, 2016. In the framework of «Expert meeting", a joint project of Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Public Opinion Research Institute there was a meeting with Dr. Kamen Velichkov, the head of Department of Politics, Mass Media and Information of the European Union Delegation in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The speaker delivered a speech on "International cooperation in Central Asia in Framework 5 + 1".
January 22, 2016. School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nazarbayev University, and Public Opinion Research Institute held a scientific workshop "Labor Migration: Problems, Solutions and Perspectives". As part of the scientific workshop the Public Opinion Research Institute presented the results of its sociological survey on migrant workers which was done on order of Nazarbayev University. The speaker: Professor Caress Schenk
Moderators: Caress Schenk (Nazarbayev University) Botagoz Rakisheva (Public Opinion Research Institute).
Dejan Keserovich, a Head of Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Kazakhstan. The topic of his speech: "Trends in migration processes" .
Irina Chernykh, a Chief Researcher of KAZISS under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The topic of the speech: "Labour migration in Central Asia: features, risks and prospects"
Batzhan Akmoldina, a Head of the Department of Social and Demographic studies of the Institute of Economic Research. The topic of the speech: "The results of the survey of internal migrants on resettlement (case study of Astana and Almaty cities)"
Serik Mauletov, a CEO of TAXBACK CENTRAL ASIA LLC. The topic of the speech: "Tax issues in the system of labor migration"
Caress Schenk, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nazarbayev University. The topic of the speech: "Presentation of the results of a sociological survey of migrant workers'.
Svetlana Kozhirova, Professor of L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University. The topic of the speech: "Peculiarities of contemporary Chinese migration to Kazakhstan"
Ainur Mazhitova, Deputy Director of the Public Opinion Research Institute. The topic of the speech: "The Turkish migration in Kazakhstan"
Kayratbek Dzhamangulov, an Expert at "Public Policy Institute of " Nur Otan" Party. The topic of the speech: "Social profile of migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan".
Damira Ahatova, a Research Fellow at the Center for the study of inter-ethnic and inter-confessional relations in the Central Asian region of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The topic of the speech: "Social and cultural adaptation of migrants in Kazakhstan"
Shavkat Ismailov, a Chairman of the Kyrgyz Ethnocultural Association, a member of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan, a Head of project "Promotion of the rights and interests of migrant workers and their families by increasing their potential and interaction with the local authorities and government agencies." The topic of the speech: "On Support and Training Centre of migrant workers in Astana ".