Data protection declaration for the “Central Asia Forecasting” research project.


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


If you have any questions about the forecasting study, please, contact us at


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;
  • or because you were nominated by one of the respondents as a stakeholder interested in Central Asian development.


The survey should take approximately 25 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.


The survey uses identifying tokens. The tokens will not be stored together with the responses. They will be kept in a separate database and will only be updated to indicate whether the survey has been completed or not. There is no way of matching identification tokens with survey responses.


At the end of the survey,  participants can click a link and will be invited

  • to share a survey link with up to two people from their network.
  • to request a free copy of the survey report by email as soon as it published.


It is voluntary to invite people to participate. If participants decide not to do that, it will have no consequences. The nomination of up to two people from the broader public will help us to collect better results. The participants will be invited to nominate people from their network not involved in the academic research on the region, but who are stakeholders connected to it – policymakers, NGO workers, journalists, investors, industry professionals, etc. The people nominated will receive an email with a unique link to the questionnaire. We will only store these e-mail addresses to send the invitation link and will delete them afterwards (within 7 days). It is not possible to link the personal information with the survey data.


General data protection information


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
Rollbergstr. 28A, 12053 Berlin, Germany
Contact: (,


Note: The survey is administered via the open-source online survey application LimeSurvey (


Our data processing service company is:
Elgendorfer Straße 57
56410 Montabaur, Germany


How is the anonymity of the participants guaranteed during the research project?


The surveys are anonymous, no personal data is collected.


The modules, which are used to send invitation links to nominated persons and to subscribe for the final report, are technically separated from the surveys. The invitation module will save names and e-mail addresses only  to share the link with nominated persons and deleted afterwards. If the respondent gives consent to save his or her email address, we will store them only to send them a copy of the current and future reports.


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 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.