On February 17-21, 2020 CEEUS has organised an International Training School for Early Career Researchers on "Good governance and effectiveness of public institutions in Post-Soviet Eurasia" within  GCRF COMPASS Project.

The TS participants have been graduate and PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and practitioners working in/with public institutions from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and the UK. During the week have been discussed best practices and development challenges of public institutions (e.g. parliaments, civil service, institutions of government, etc.), and their role and effectiveness in delivering good governance across Post-Soviet countries.

The GCRF COMPASS project (ES/P010849/1, 2017-21) is an ambitious UK government capacity-building funding initiative, aiming to extend UK research globally, to address the challenges of growth and sustainability in the developing countries. Notably, the COMPASS project at the University of Kent, together with Cambridge University as research partner, seeks to establish ‘the hubs of excellence’ at the top-level HEIs in Belarus, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, to enable them to become the centres for knowledge sharing and transfer for research integration, impact governance, and sustainable communities.