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KIMEP University in the Horizon 2020 process

For the first time in its history, KIMEP University has become a member of the Horizon 2020 program as an associate partner of New Market project of Marie Curie Research International Staff Exchange (RISE).

A team of faculty of the College of Social Sciences entered to the consortium of Universities and think-tanks consisting of:

  • Dublin City University, Ireland (Coordinator)
  • Lund University, Sweden
  • University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
  • University of Latvia, Latvia
  • Economic Policy and Research Center, Georgia
  • SIAR Research and Consulting, Kyrgyzstan
  • University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Uzbekistan
  • Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus, Belarus

New Markets addresses the current limited existence of clear instructions that could enable new, and existing economic actors to gain an overview into the hidden risks associated with business activities in the post-Soviet region.

The research follows a three stage approach:

First, conducting a review of policy measures adopted in the past 10 years (2008-2018) to liberalize the markets in target countries of the Post-Soviet area, as Belarus, Estonia, Georgia Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. The researchers will survey the major mechanisms, and policies, adopted in these six countries to evaluate how they have ended up affecting the business environment. Second, conducting an empirical evaluation of the measures adopted for improving the business climate in the target countries. Third, building upon results of the second stage, project researchers map challenges and opportunities in the region comparing macro and micro perspectives and testing government-led decisions against their results.

Researchers and teaching staff of KIMEP University will have opportunity to make secondments in the European partner Universities of the project, to establish research connections and make joint and individual publications in SCOPUS journals.

For reference: Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

Contact person: Zhamilya Utarbayeva