Deadline:  6 July 2016
Open to:  scientists, policy makers and practitioners
Venue: 27 November– 1 December  2016, Tbilisi, Georgia

Call for abstracts

Designed to be a meeting place for scientists, policy makers and practitioners, the Caucasus Mountain Forum 2016 will provide an opportunity for different kinds of contributions. The organizers invite you to choose among the following:


  • Abstracts for oral presentation in Thematic Sessions (max. 300 words + 5 keywords). Thematic sessions provide academic researchers a chance to present and discuss their latest scientific findings. Researchers from non-academic settings (NGOs, government, private sector) are also invited.
  • Abstracts for a Poster presentation (max. 200 words). Posters will be displayed in a prominent area next to the plenary hall. Poster presenters are expected to be present during two dedicated poster sessions. The size of posters should not exceed A0 format (84 cm x 119 cm); one-page handouts should be made available. Up to 3 posters may be invited for a 2-minute flash presentation in the respective Thematic Session of Workshop. A prize for the best student poster will be awarded during the Forum’s closing session.
  • Abstracts for a practical example in one of the following Workshops (max. 300 words): policy advocacy; scientific networking; leveraging spatial data; education for sustainable development. The purpose of workshops is to stimulate discussion and exchange between practitioners and scientists around a number of focused topics. As a consequence, presentations in workshops should be short, focusing on practical insights from development projects, policy initiatives, or teaching practices.

Proposals are invited on topics broadly related to sustainable mountain development: Climate change, Biodiversity, Forest Resources, Water resources and management, Land use and land cover change, Desertification, Mineral resources, Natural hazards and risks, Population, Cultural diversity, Tourism and Recreation, Landscape planning, Urban and rural development, Regional development policy, Socio-economic development, as well as cross-cutting topics including soils, Air pollution, New and renewable energy resources, Ecosystem services and The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB), Landscape ecology, Transboundary cooperation, Infrastructure



After you have received the confirmation of your abstract, you can pay the corresponding fee. The fees include attendance, the conference bag, lunches and coffee breaks, publication (if any).

Registration fees for regular participation:

Early registration – until July 30, 2016 – 100 EUR

Regular registration – until September 30, 2016 – 120 EUR

At the conference desk – 150 EUR


Registration fees for PhD students:

Early/Regular registration: 60 EUR / 70 EUR


Please note that scholarships are available for participants, primarily for participants from the region.


You can pay in EUR your corresponding fee. The payment system will be available shortly.



  • July 6: Abstract submission
  • July 20: Notification of abstract acceptance
  • November 1: Full paper submission


Abstracts should be written in English. Please follow the guidelines found here and submit your proposal as a text document to the following email address:

Please note that scholarships are available, primarily for participants from the region.

In order to apply, register HERE.

Please complete the registration form and send it to the Caucasus Forum Secretariat, email

The official web-page.