The International University on Conflict Transformation

On 4th of December the International University on Conflict Transformation came to its end. This was a unique opportunity for Ukrainian, Russian, Moldavian, Belarus, Georgian, Abkhazian, and Ossetian young specialists to raise awareness about the conflicts in our region and in the frame of constructive dialogue to exchange new ideas concerning the conflict transformation.

The study course covered cases of Georgia-Abkhazia, Georgia-Ossetia and Transnistria conflicts; special attention was drawn to the situation around Ukraine. The above mentioned topic was covered by Ukrainian and Russian speakers as well. The Ukrainian case was followed by hot discussion. During the simulation studies the participants trained to work out the possible ways of de-escalation of situation in Syrian.

In addition to the conflicts in post-Soviet space, the Kosovo case and experience of Catalonia were the topics of two last lectures in the course. As the venue was Minsk the organizers used the opportunity and invited two local speakers to deliver speeches regarding foreign policy priorities and economic challenges of Belarus.

The lectures ended with screening the movie “And where do we go now?” filmed by Lebanon director Nadine Labaki. The screening fostered an active discussion about the possible positive role of women in conflict transformation process.

 

The project is funded by the Black Sea Trust, a project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States

Conference on: Policy of Conflict Resolution: Achievements and Challenges of the Last Three Years

The Centre for Cultural Relations – Caucasian House and the Institute for Study of Nationalism and Conflicts are organizing the conference “Policy of conflict resolution: Achievements and challenges of the last three years” which will be held on November 27th, 16:00 at Tbilisi Marriott.

The conference aims at formulating the proper recommendations while assessing the existing approaches of the government’s policy regarding the Georgia’s conflicts.

Focus of the meeting will be on the state policy of conflict resolution during the last three years. This period of time requires objective analysis and assessment in order new ways of solving problems to emerge and to avoid new challenges.

The meeting will bring together the members of the government and non-governmental organizations, experts and representatives of embassies accredited in Georgia.

Meeting is held in the frames of the project “Revitalizing Dialogue Process through Engaging Young Professionals” with the financial assistance of the Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Annual university on conflicts and Development has finished

Annual university on conflicts and Development has finished in Batumi.
During a week (18-24 May)  young professionals and researchers from Georgia, Ukraine, Russia, Moldova and EU have participated in the project. The aim of the Annual University on conflicts and development was to support better understating of the on-going conflicts in the region through lectures and discussions and promoting free intellectual space for conflict resolution. Lectures were delivered by Georgian, Ukrainian, Russian and European specialist.
On the final day and a trip was organized for participants in Machakheli Valley were students had a chance to experience local culture, traditions and history.

Annual University on Conflicts and Development was organized with the financial support of the British Embassy in Kyiv.