Our Vision is to be recognized as a non profit organization. Our Initiative is complementary to Ukraine Research in Switzerland - URIS - at the University of Basel. The aim is to launch a network that primarily focuses on Eastern Europe or former Soviet States. Recent developments around the Ukrainian crisis and increasing tensions between Brussels and Poland / Hungary illustrate a significant lack of political & cultural understanding of a region that is in a very vibrant geo-strategic position. It is our mission to shed light in an area that goes all the way from the Baltic to the Caspian Sea.
Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan have all one attribute in common - they all lingering with territorial disputes. The mantras of frozen conflicts is no longer reflecting realities on the ground. It is a necessity to create awareness and provide a platform for debate & enhance academic exchange. Hence, our Initiative is a contribution to a research cluster that is yet to be formalized.
The Swiss - South Caucasus Initiative is an effort to draw attention to a region little known to Switzerland and the rest of Europe. A region with vast potential and a vivid past. A history marked by wars and conflicts.
We know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Since our founding in 2019, we have been determined to make an impact. The core of our efforts is to bring our team’s fresh ideas and passion to the range of activities we’re involved in. Through all of our endeavors we hope to display the conviction behind our beliefs.