South Caucasus Security ForumPlace of issue: Tbilisi Date: 10.12.2013
More information on conclusions and recommendations available here.
The 1st South Caucasus Security Forum (SCSF) took place on 10 – 11 December 2013 in Tbilisi, Georgia under the theme:
"Security Sector Reform in South Caucasus and Black Sea Region after the Vilnius Summit"
The conference was co-organized by Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA) and Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS) in cooperation with partners from Central Europe (Poland, Hungary, and Czech Republic) and South Caucasian countries (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan). Despite the fact, that the majority of topics geographically covered the region of the South Caucasus and Black Sea, the involvement of experts from 4 continents and more than 20 countries guaranteed wide-ranging international attention. During the conference, speakers and participants had a chance to both formally and informally discuss the main challenges which the South Caucasian countries face after the Vilnius summit. The agenda of the conference was divided into five panels with each looking into the issue from a different angle:
- Perspectives of South Caucasus after the Vilnius Summit focused
- Different integration ambitions and visions of South Caucasian countries – clash of concepts or searching for synergy
- Black Sea region: theoretical concept or geopolitical reality
- External actors in South Caucasus: USA, Russia, Turkey, European Union, NATO, OSCE
- Security Sector Reform in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova: main challenges and opportunities
More information on the programme of the conference available here.