The Central Asian Studies European Network (CASEN)

CAS scholars are fragmented globally and within the EU as well. Scholars and teachers are mostly left to their own devices and expertise in order to build out curricula and train the next generation of students. There exist some associations that try to group CAS scholars, but at the moment few platforms are really active, and none are targeted at CAS educators or students (only to researchers). Communication between CAS scholars/teachers takes place through informal personal contacts. In order to change this, our project platform wants to offer something new to CAS scholars, without duplicating what already exists.

CASEN aims to

  • Allow all interested people to subscribe and set up a public profile free of charge
  • Allow communication/sharing of information about CAS events according to professional interest / discipline only (using a filter system, which members can set up themselves)
  • Integrate existing digital profiles of each member by allowing them to enter hyperlinks to their website, LinkedIn, Facebook, Academia, ResearchGate, blogs, University page, etc.
  • Provide each member with access to a catalogue of professionals if they need to find project partners, expertise, do an interview, send out a survey, etc.
  • Offer existing CA-related associations access to communicate with members in order to offer scholarships and language courses, launch research projects, invite scholars, open calls for papers for journals or conferences, etc.

For the moment CASEN is still under construction. More information will be provided when the network will be available.  

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Dear Central Asian Expert.

EISCAS is an international education project that aims to improve the quality of teaching Central Asian Studies (CAS) by making new didactic materials and formulating recommendations for teachers, students and institutions.

Below you will find a survey especially designed for experts in this field.

The aim of the survey is to map professional trajectories of CAS experts/scholars/teachers in Europe and beyond in order to create curriculum design recommendations.

All project results will be freely available by the end of the project on our website (

Link to the survey

We greatly appreciate your feedback and support.

We did our best to keep the survey short, and we thank you in advance for your time in providing detailed answers.

PLEASE SHARE this survey with other specialists of Central Asia Studies you are in contact with.

The EISCAS project stands for: EURASIAN INSIGHTS: Strengthening Central Asian Studies in Europe.

Project number:2018-1-PL01-KA203-050674

Project duration: 1 September 2018 until 30 June 2021 (34 months).

The project is co-funded by the Erasmus plus program of the European Union.

Our website:

For more info about our project
For more info about our partners

Thank you in advance for your feedback and sharing,

The EISCAS team