The 6th South Caucasus Security Forum 2019

The 6th South Caucasus Security Forum was held on May 13-14, 2019, in Tbilisi, Georgia. It provided the opportunity for discussion of the most critical security issues facing the region, with topics including Black Sea security, the security implications of environmental challenges, regional conflicts, the engagement of Iran and Turkey in the region, reflections on ten years of Eastern Partnership #EaP10, the role of the media in conflicts and security, and perceptions of the West from the region.

Since 2013, the Forum has become a top international security platform in the South Caucasus, bringing together experts from the region, wider Europe, and the US. Throughout its history, the Forum has proven to have a serious impact on critical and pertinent security debates. It annually welcomes top-level officials and hosts hundreds of participants. This is the main forum for decision-makers, academics, think-tank representatives, experts, and the media to discuss the most challenging issues facing the broader South Caucasus and Black Sea regions.


The Forum is organised by Stratpol – Strategic Policy Institute, the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies – Rondeli Foundation and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.


Below you can see session of the SCSF 2019:

1.  Official Welcome by Ekaterine Metreveli, President, Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (Rondeli Foundation); Felix Hett, Director, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung South Caucasus Regional Office; Jozef Zekucia, Director, Stratpol – Strategic Policy Institute; & SESSION 1. The Black Sea Region: A Critical Intersection

2. SESSION 2. Georgia’s Unresolved Conflicts: Is there room for manoeuvre?

3. SESSION 3. Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: A breakthrough possible?

4. SESSION 4.  Climate Change: A Security Threat also for the South Caucasus

5. SESSION 5. Hybrid Threats

6. SESSION 6. The Future of the Eastern Partnership

7. Presentation: Security Radar 2019: Wake-up call for Europe and Q/A

8. SESSION 7: Changing US-Turkey relations and implications for the South Caucasus

9. SESSION 8: End of The West? Changing Perceptions in the Region

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung South Caucasus Office

Georgia Office
N. Ramishvili str.  I Dead End, Bldg. 1, Ap. 7
0179, Tbilisi
+995 32 225 07 28

Armenia Office
Moskovyan str. 31, 76/1
0002, Yerevan
+374 10 53 69 13
+374 10 53 26 97

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