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The Institute regularly holds Scientific conferences with partners on various research topics.

On 26 October 2018 in Astana, the OSCE Programme Office in Astana jointly with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Kazakhstan Council on International Relations, with support from the Institute of Diplomacy under the Academy of Public Administration and the Public Opinion Research Institute co-organized an international conference entitled “New Challenges and Approaches to Regional and Global Security in Central Asia”.

The purpose of the conference is to contribute to the current discussion on the assessment of threats and challenges in Central Asia. The main sessions were focused on the following topics:
- the role of international and regional organizations and ways to promote their effectiveness in the region;
- violent extremism and radicalization, which lead to terrorism among young people and ways to prevent it;
- counteracting the use of the Internet for terrorist purposes;
- the return of persons involved in terrorist activities abroad, and the possibility of their integration back into social life.

The conference was divided into 4 sessions, attended by representatives from academia, civil society, government and think tanks, as well as international experts and organizations.

The event is part of the OSCE’s work in promoting dialogue and regional cooperation in its integrated approach to security, as well as to involve experts in finding new solutions to respond to contemporary threats and challenges.

As a result of the conference in 2019, the OSCE Program Office in Nur-Sultan released a collection of materials, which included reports from Kazakhstani and foreign participants of the conference. The edition was published in Russian and English.

On May 21, 2015 in Astana, within the framework of the VIII Astana Economic Forum, the Eurasian Development Bank Centre for Integration Studies, together with the Public Opinion Research Institute and the Eurasian Economic Commission, organized a panel session «The Social Dimension of Eurasian Integration».

The purpose of the panel session is a comprehensive discussion of various aspects of perception and understanding of regional integration processes. Discussion during the session focused on the following topics:

- Problems of public perception of the processes of integration and cooperation of the EAEU states and the CIS region in the economic, political and socio-cultural spheres;
- Public opinion as an indicator and engine of integration processes;
- Informational positioning of Eurasian integration;
- State policy of the countries of the CIS region in the field of «social integration»;
- Labor migration and social guarantees in the EAEU, including the social responsibility of business;
- Sustainable development of the EAEU countries in the context of human capital, social welfare and the continental potential of Eurasian integration.

The session was moderated by Evgeny Vinokurov, Director of the Eurasian Development Bank Centre for Integration Studies and Botagoz Rakisheva, Director of the Public Opinion Research Institute.

The session was attended by leading scientists and experts on Eurasian economic integration, representatives of research institutes in Kazakhstan and Russia, academia, government, think tanks, as well as international organizations, Embassies of various countries.

Program May 21, 2015

On May 21, 2014, within the framework of the VII Astana Economic Forum, the Eurasian Development Bank Centre for Integration Studies, together with the Public Opinion Research Institute, held a panel session «Public perception of Eurasian integration».

The key topic of the discussion was the issues of public perception and attitudes towards regional integration projects of the countries of the CIS region: the Customs Union, the Common Economic Space and the Eurasian Economic Union.

The session presented and discussed the results of the «EDB Integration Barometer» - an annual survey of the population of 12 countries of the CIS region.

The session was attended by leading scientists and experts on regional integration of the CIS countries, representatives of government agencies, domestic and foreign research institutes, academic circles, as well as international organizations.