International Conference on “Central Asia and the South Caucasus in Transition” in Tbilisi, Georgia, on 30/31 August 2018

On 30/31 August 2018, the 3rd Inter­na­tional EUCACIS Conference “Central Asia and the South Caucasus in Transition: Inter­na­tional Perspec­tives” will take place at Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia. Experts from the European Union, the South Caucasus and Central Asia will come together to discuss conflicts in the South Caucasus, take a close look at the latest events in Central Asia as well as explore possi­bil­ities for cooper­ation and dialogue between the European Union, the South Caucasus and Central Asia in three different panels.

The conference will be a great oppor­tunity for inter­na­tional researchers and practi­tioners to meet, exchange, and strengthen the bonds between the three regions. The EUCACIS fellows are strongly involved in the conference organ­i­sation and will also present their scien­tific research to the inter­na­tional experts.

Following the conference, the 3rd PhD School will be held, where the 12 fellows discuss their PhD projects and receive detailed comments by EUCACIS team advisors and their peers to further develop their scien­tific and profes­sional skills.

The inter­na­tional high-ranking conference is the third conference of the PhD Programme EUCACIS for Postgrad­uates and Doctoral Researchers in Central Asia and the South Caucasus, which the IEP and the Centre inter­na­tional de formation européenne (CIFE) organise in close cooper­ation with the Ilia State University.

The prelim­inary conference agenda is available here.

The conference takes place within the framework of the PhD Support Programme “The EU, Central Asia and the Caucasus in the Inter­na­tional System” (EUCACIS) for Postgrad­uates and Doctoral Researchers in Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus, organised by the IEP and CIFE. It is funded by the Volkswa­gen­S­tiftung as well as the ERASMUS+ programme. Postgrad­uates who are working on their doctoral thesis in political sciences contem­porary history or economics on a topic related to its thematic focus at a university or academy of sciences in the Southern Caucasus or Central Asia (including Afghanistan, the Kashmir region in India and the autonomous region Xinjiang in China) get a three-year schol­arship and receive skill trainings and PhD schools.

For further infor­mation, please consult: www.eucacis.eu

Please register here as soon as possible or at the latest by 26 August 2018.