Caucasus Institute

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The Caucasus Institute is a post-graduate institute and think-tank. The goal of the CI is to encourage pluralistic discourse in the countries of the South Caucasus by contributing to the development of political science and news media in the region.

We strongly believe that a democratic future is one which is freely discussed and consciously chosen. Our aim will be attained when the societies of the South Caucasus develop a pluralistic discourse on key issues that concern their futures, be it local or general elections; educational, judiciary or language reform; healthcare or environmental issues; problems with justice and law enforcement – indeed, any major or minor issue that requires understanding and a conscious choice by the society.

We attain our goals through education, think-tanking and networking.

For the educational activities, our main target group is the young generation of journalists, civil society actors and public servants. Almost unburdened by the Soviet legacy, the youth are still looking for a firm foothold in their professional lives. It is for them to establish good practices, professional standards and ethics in their respective fields of activity. Our role is to bring them international experience and to include them in a wider professional and ethical world. We combine long-term education with brief training courses for various target groups and audiences.

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