South Caucasus Dialogue

New event date: The Institute for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding (ICP) organises an event about the South Caucasus Dialogue called "Russia's next Pandora's box?" on 11th February 2016 (not on 29th October 2015 as communicated earlier). For more informations about the event please click here.

The South Caucasus Dialogue project is concerned with the conflict between Azerbaijan, Armenia and the region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The dispute over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh is perceived as one of the main reasons for ongoing conflict. Even though the conflicting states have agreed on an official truce in 1994, the two parties involved are still unable to resolve issues and so far, peacebuilding efforts have been unsuccessful. 

Aims and Goals

  • Various stakeholders from different societal levels shall be integrated in the dialogue process. Until today, numerous approaches in conflict mediation failed to integrate important stakeholder groups such as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
  • Improve the communication and relationship between Azerbaijan and Armenia
  • Provide instruments and methods for a non-violent conflict mediation in a conflict-ridden region in an attempt to strengthen the local population.

The Process

  • ICP works in exchange with other international NGOs with the goal to involve the local population of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh in workshops where they are accompanied in the process of open conflict mediation.
  • In a second step, representatives of the different parties will be joined together in order to exchange the workshop outcomes and to discuss them accordingly.

Support the South Caucasus Dialogue

  • The ICP works closely with local partner organizations in Azerbaijan and Armenia, who support the ICP goals and are willing to actively engage in the peacebuilding process.
  • Compared to previous approaches in peacebuilding, the ICP South Caucasus Dialogue project follows a comprehensive approach which includes all important parties involved in the conflict.