Kazakhstan is the main beneficiary of the EU`s Erasmus+ programme, which amounted to €115 million for the period 2014-2020 for cooperation in the field of higher education with Central Asia.  By the end of 2020, about 3,400 Kazakh students and staff are expected to have come to study or teach in Europe, while Kazakh institutions will have welcomed more than 1500 Europeans.  In 2015, the European Union and Kazakhstan launched a project to support Kazakhstan`s transition to the green economy model. The project is funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as lead organization, in partnership with UNECE.  In April 2008, Kazakhstan and the EU reached an agreement on the establishment of a human rights dialogue. Human rights dialogues are an instrument of EU foreign policy, aiming to discuss issues of mutual interest, improve cooperation in the field of human rights and take initiatives to improve the human rights situation. In line with this agreement, the EU conducted its first structured human rights dialogues with Kazakhstan in October 2008.  Kazakhstan is the first Central Asian partner to have concluded an EPA with the EU. The agreement creates a better regulatory environment for businesses in areas such as: the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) with Kazakhstan has been the legal framework for bilateral relations between the EU and Kazakhstan since its entry into force in 1999. An energy cooperation agreement between the EU and Kazakhstan was signed in November 2006 and established the basis for enhanced cooperation.
Kazakhstan recognizes the strengthening of economic and political integration as key to its modernization and development IIA Navigator This database of IAs – the IIA Navigator – is managed by UNCTAD`s IIA Section. You can browse the IIAs concluded by a particular country or group of countries, view the recently concluded ais or use the extended contract search for demanding research tailored to your needs. Please cite UNCTAD, International Investment Agreements Navigator, available on investmentpolicy.unctad.org/international-investment-agreements/ IIA Mapping Project The IIA Mapping Project is a cooperative initiative between UNCTAD and universities around the world to map the content of IIAs. The resulting database serves as a tool to understand trends in the development of the IIA, assess the prevalence of different policy approaches and identify examples of contracts. The ”Mapping of IIA Content” allows you to browse the results of previous projects (the page will be updated regularly when the new results are updated). Please cite UNCTAD, Mapping of IIA Content, available under investmentpolicy.unctad.org/international-investment-agreements/iia-mapping For more information: Mapping Project page Project description & Methodology Document Since the expiry of the EC-Kazakhstan steel agreement at the end of 2006, bilateral steel trade has been based on ”autonomous measures”. These measures allow the free import of goods into the EU without customs duties or quantitative restrictions, with a few exceptions. .