CITpax has organised a number of meetings and discussions that are backed and funded by the European Union, aimed at building trust between Georgia and Abkhazia. These support meetings focus on the objective study of transversal technical issues grouped into four fields (human security, energy, regional economic development and the protection of the displaced persons and returnees). While these issues affect both the populations of Georgia and Abkhazia, they consciously leave aside the issue of Abkhazia’s territorial status, over which there is currently no possible understanding between the parties. One of the keys to the project is the organization of a mediation seminar to help with the specialized training of political leaders from Abkhazia and Georgia in conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation techniques.
Multi-track dialogue on the human and economic dimensions of the Georgian- Abkhazian conflict
Brussels, 31 March 2009. Co-financed by the European Commission The aim of the exercise was to explore and raise the main issues currently faced by local populations in the conflict area around Georgia and Abkhazia: the interaction between both communities as well as with international actors deployed on the ground. This meeting marked the conclusion of a project that sought to increase the understanding of joint interests, which the neighbouring Georgian and Abkhaz communities have in the spheres of human rights, security and regional development. This meeting marked the conclusion of a...Read more
Istanbul (Turkey), 27-28 June 2009 In the framework of the project “Reframing the Political and Social Debate in the Caucasus Region”, the Toledo International Centre for Peace (CITpax) has organised the conference “Discussing Cross-Country Initiatives”, to bring together representative actors from the Caucasus region to discuss –with a regional scope- on topics of common interest that are pertinent to promote cross-border security and conflict resolution as a final goal. With the financial support of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the meeting is proposed as an exploratory...Read more