The Study Group “Regional Stability in the South Caucasus” has published a compendium containing the presentations and discussions that took place during the 7th workshop of the study group entitled “Building Confidence in the South Caucasus: Strengthening the EU’s and NATO’s Soft Security Initiative”.
As one of the conclusions of the previous workshop was the stagnation of regional cooperation due to political impasses related to frozen conflicts in the region, the theme of this year’s workshop (14th-16th of March 2013, Tbilisi, Georgia) was related to confidence building through strengthening soft power in the South Caucasus. By choosing the theme of soft power methods, the RSSC Study Group aimed at identifying the means through which civil society can support international organizations’ engagement in the region, especially the EU and NATO.
At the end, the volume concluded with a series of policy recommendations generated by the constructive discussions that took place during this event.
Read the entire study here.