EU – Central Asia Partnership for Conducive Business Environment and Decent Work

Liga Andersone, Sergejs Stacenko, Bagdat Imasheva, Tatjana Muravska

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EU-Central Asia (CA) relations have developed significantly over recent years. Nowadays, both regions are going through of a unique global hybrid crisis with major challenges for business and social environment. An international partnership under the follow up on fundamental principles and trends of a global development framework is of prime importance. The article aims to address some of the issues outlined in the Decent Work Agenda which is a core doctrine of the 2030 Agenda’s concept and that are relevant to the CA countries. At first the article looks at a brief conceptual overview of the economic transformation of CA economies and role of sustainable business environment in achieving sustainable development goals. The authors discuss the promotion of EU values in employment relations and social dialogue in CA as a precondition for productive and decent employment. Finally, the article concludes that the theoretical approach to the EU support programmes and instruments followed by their practical implications should be multi-dimensional in nature and benefit from direct in-situ exposure. Furthermore, a comparative assessment approach by experts on benefits of the EU external programmes is badly needed for EU and CA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-103
Number of pages21
JournalEuropean Studies: The Review of European Law, Economics and Politics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Business environment
  • Decent work
  • EU. Central Asia
  • Productive employment
  • Sustainable development

Field of Science*

  • 5.2 Economy and Business

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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