Central Asia Forecasting Study
Data policy and Legal note

Data Policy

Participation in the research project is voluntary.

Non-participation has no consequences.
“Central Asia Forecasting” is a research project conducted jointly by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, and the SPCE Hub. The purpose of this project is to survey experts, practitioners, and interested stakeholders on upcoming trends in Central Asia and Central Asia’s expectations from Europe. The results of this survey will be used to publish a report that will be presented to the interested public through several online, offline, or hybrid events in Central Asia and Europe in fall 2021.
You are invited to participate in this research project because you were selected by one of the project’s implementing organizations in your capacity as an expert on Central Asia.
The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your responses will be confidential. We and our data processing service provider do not collect any identifying information such as your name, email address, IP address, or timestamp in the course of this survey. To help protect your anonymity, please do not enter any names or personal information in free text entry sections.
At the end of the survey, you will be invited to share this survey with up to 2 people from the interested public, not narrow experts on the region. If you agree, we will forward you to a new page. We will not link the personal information with the survey data. The people nominated will receive an email with a unique link to the questionnaire. It is voluntary to invite people to participate. If you decide not to do that, it will have no consequences.  
If you have any questions about the forecasting study, please, contact us at ca-forecasting@osce-academy.net.
Below you can find more information on data protection:
Who is responsible for data protection and whom can data subjects contact?
On behalf of the other project partners, the survey is technically implemented by:
SPCE Hub / IPGT Projects GmbH
Friedrichstr. 246
10969 Berlin / Germany
Contact: (info@ipgt.net)
Note: The survey is administered via the open source online survey application LimeSurvey (https://limesurvey.org).
Our data processing service provider is
Elgendorfer Straße 57
56410 Montabaur
How is the anonymity of the participants guaranteed during the research project?
No personal data are collected during the forecasting survey.
Will personal data be transmitted to any third parties?
No personal data are transmitted to any third parties.
Right of appeal (Art. 77 GDPR)
Data subjects may contact dataprotection@centralasia-forecasting.net as well as the competent supervisory authority for data protection in the event of a complaint pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR.
Competent supervisory authority:
Berliner Beauftragter für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
(Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information)
Friedrichstr. 219
10969 Berlin / Germany
Phone: +49 30 13889-0
Telefax: +49 30 2155050

Legal note:

The forecasting study and the online survey is a project, jointly implemented by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and the SPCE Hub.
For all questions concerning the survey please write to ca-forecasting@osce-academy.net.
This website (centralasia-forecasting.net) is hosted in the European Union.
Responsible Unit in accordance with § 5 TNG (German Telemedia Act):
SPCE Hub / IPGT Projects GmbH
Friedrichstr. 246
10969 Berlin, Germany


Friedrich Ebert Stiftung e.V.
Contact: info.moe@fes.de
OSCE Acadeny in Bishkek
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