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Winter School on Conflict Transformation, 30 November – 4 December 2015, Minsk, Belarus


October 30, 2015

Event Date:

November 30, 2015 - December 04, 2015

Opportunity Cover Image - Winter School on Conflict Transformation, 30 November – 4 December 2015, Minsk, Belarus

About the organization

The Centre for Cultural Relations – Caucasian House is one of the leading cultural-educational and peace-building NGOs that makes peacebuilding and the regional cooperation its priority. Caucasian House has been actively working for the last two decades on conflict transformation in the region through public diplomacy and cultural-educational programs.

Our organization is dedicated to preserve peaceful and constructive relations between the Georgian society, on the one hand, and the Abkhazian, the Ossetian, and the Russian on the other. Furthermore, Caucasian House plays an active role in the peacebuilding, reconciliation and the trust building not only between the Caucasian nationalities but it also contributes to the peaceful dialogue between representatives of the Russian and the Ukrainian civil societies.

The goal of the project

The International University on Conflict Transformation is a continuation of the processes discussed above. The goal of the project is the promotion of the better understanding of the regional conflicts, and the peaceful transformation through conducting a series of lectures and a free public discussion.

The other objections are the trust building between future decision-makers, the rising of the awareness about the conflicts and the methods of their peaceful transformation. This is a unique opportunity for the young Ukrainian, Russian, Moldavian, Belarus, Georgian, Abkhazian, and Ossetian specialists to take part in this process and develop new ideas concerning the conflict transformation.

The invited international instructors, including the ones from the participants’ home countries, would give lectures about the conflict roots in the post-Soviet area, and would analyze number of prominent cases.

Twenty participants form the post-Soviet countries would take part in the five days lecture series (30 November – 4 December) in Minsk (Belarus). Russian would be the working language of the project.


All the expenses including transportation costs, accommodation and meals will be covered by “Caucasian House“ 


  • Age of the participants: 22-40
  • Education: Graduates of the social science, international relations, journalism and related departments or the senior year students
  • Occupation: journalists, academic sphere representatives, civil society, NGO and state agencies workers
  • The Russian language knowledge is obligatory

Applicants should send their CV and the motivation letter no later than 30th of October to the following e-mail

The candidates would receive a confirmation of the participation by 10th of November.

Further Details:

For additional details forward your message to the project assistant Rauf Chichinadze by e-mail or call +995 592 810 810

Download the application text

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

Host Country
Publish Date
October 08, 2015


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