EU Information Centres and EU Corners
With the aim to make information on history and current developments in the European Union, its strategies, policies and perspectives of the integration process available to a wider audience, the EU opens public Information Centres around the world. There are currently two European Union Information (EUi) Centres in Kazakhstan.
The first EUi was opened in Kazakhstan, Almaty in 1998, followed by one in Astana in 2007. Information Centres are the part of the biggest universities in Kazakhstan.
The objectives of the EUi Centres are:
- to make information on the European Union and its policies available to the public;
- to help universities to promote and consolidate teaching and research in the field of the European integration;
- to participate in debates about the European Union, with other European Union information relays and networks, where appropriate;
- to provide information about activities and policies of the European Union and the Delegation of the European Commission in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Practically, the EUi Centres provide students and university teachers with all available resources on the EU, mainly literature, documentation and other printed materials. The EUi Centres process, catalogue and index the European Community publications that are regularly provided to them. EUi Centres also create the possibility for visitors to search for information on the EU from Internet sources.
Eurasian National University
6, Yanushkevich Street, room 226
+7 7172 372-429
Kazakh National University Faculty of International Relations
71, Al-Farabi Street, building No.8
EU CORNERS IN KAZAKHSTAN
As a part of the drive to increase awareness on EU-Central Asia and EU-Kazakhstan activities, in particular, the EU Delegation made an information package called "EU corner" available to university libraries. The pilot stage project took place in Kazakhstan in 2008. Presently 15 permanent EU Corners provide university libraries in the regions of Kazakhstan with all available resources on the EU, mainly literature, brochures, audio-visuals, promotion materials etc.