It conducts applied research to support both government decision makers and the private sector, as well as the European Union. The Center has a small core staff and a network of non-resident scholars with long experience in and in-depth knowledge of Central Asia and its neighbours. The Center intends to work closely with Central Asian partners to conduct research on key issues of political and economic transformation, making full use of the unique experience of Hungary and other Central-European countries in this area.
The Center places special emphasis on supporting EU decision makers in the development of an effective and realistic Central Asia policy in the political, security and economic fields. It intends actively to cooperate with research institutes in other EU countries to form a network that produces high-quality, comprehensive applied research on Central Asia.