European Caucasus House (Bruxelles)
EuCaSa – European Caucasus House is a not-for-profit, non-governmental and non-partisan organisation, established in Brussels, working towards achieving long-term and sustainable peaceful solutions to frozen, ongoing and potential conflicts in the Caucasus region. They aim to have an impact on the behaviors of individuals, especially young generations, as well as to help build the conditions needed for lasting peace and democracy. Please see more at http://www.eucasa.org/
Academic Swiss Caucasus Net Programme (ASCN), Fribourg, Switzerland
The goal of the ASCN programme is to contribute to the region’s transformation process by supporting academic research in the social sciences and humanities and fostering a new generation of scholars. Research in the social sciences is of particular relevance to the transition process. It can help point out the need for reform in sectors critical to a country’s development. It can also help address challenges and identify possible solutions in areas essential to a country’s political stability and socio-economic development. These areas include: identities, nation-building, ethnicity, protection of minorities, good governance, state-building, among others. Please see more at http://www.ascn.ch/en/about_ascn.html
The South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation
Main goal of the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation is to contribute to the forming of free, fair and tolerant societies in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Ecology and sustainable development are among the important issues South Caucasus Regional Office of the HBF concentrates on. Together with our partners we monitor and analyze recent developments in the field of energy, environmental protection and climate change. A particular aim of the Foundation is to give impulses for an active and consistent policy of the European Union towards the South Caucasus. The Foundation regularly organizes workshops and discussions in Berlin and Brussels as well as in the region to discuss the role of a common European foreign and security policy towards the conflicts in the region, and to support the inclusion of the region into the “Wider Europe” concept of the EU. See more at https://ge.boell.org/en/categories/south-caucasus-regional-office
Soviet Past Research Laboratory
An initiative group consisting of the participants of the conference was established. Working on the topic of Stalinism, terror and repressions and initiating research with the aim of creating documental and educational routes of Soviet terror and repressions in Tbilisi was assigned as the first project of the group. On March 29, 2010 the group was registered as a an non-governmental organization “Soviet Past Research Laboratory”.
Soviet Past Research Laboratory has so far carried out the project called “Red Terror Topography”. The project implies developing routes of repressions and terror in the center of Tbilisi (Sololaki – Mtatsminda district) and preparing corresponding educational programs, based on the synthesis of archive and library materials, memories and oral histories. See more at http://sovlab.ge/about-us/organization
The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC)
The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC), an independent not-for-profit organization, supports research in and about the three countries of the South Caucasus — Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Current activities are featured on the blog roll below and resources for the study of these countries and grant opportunities to work there are linked above. See more at http://arisc.org/
The Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF)
The Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF) is a member of the Open Society Foundation’s Network, which was set up in 1994. In more than twenty years of independence, Georgia has made progress in building a democratic society that strives to take its place as part of the European family of nations. Through donor funding, partnership, training and helping to unlock the potential of talented Georgian young people, the OSGF has played a significant role in this process that continues to this day. See more at http://www.osgf.ge/?sec_id=54&lang_id=ENG
The Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC)
The Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC) are a network of research, resource and training centers established in 2003 in the capital cities of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia with the goal of strengthening social science research and public policy analysis in the South Caucasus.CRRC was established in 2003 by the Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) with financial support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. In summer 2013 CRRC Armenia and CRRC Georgia were registered as independent non-commercial legal entities, but continue to maintain the same goals, objectives and commitment to regional cooperation. CRRC has 10 years of experience providing researchers, governments, donors, NGOs and the private sector with data and analysis of critical trends and expectations in Georgia and across the region. CRRC provides research, analysis and training using tested methodologies which allow accurate comparisons between sectors, populations and countries.
CRRC’s public databases give everyone the opportunity to understand and evaluate the social and political trends in both Georgia and the entire South Caucasus. To analyze these databases easily, please use our Online Data Analysis tool. See more at http://www.crrccenters.org/2
The Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS).
Established in 1998, the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS) is an independent, non-profit policy think tank dedicated to helping improve public policy decision-making in Georgia through research and analysis, training of policymakers and policy analysts, and public education about the strategic issues, both domestic and international, facing Georgia and the Caucasus in the 21st century. GFSIS activities are aimed at promoting democracy and fostering political and economic reforms; enhancing regional cooperation; creating a friendly and secure investment environment; and providing local private sector and the international business community opportunities to participate in the economy of the Caucasus region.
Among projects: 2009-2017 Capacity-building of the Georgian Leadership Community for Improved Decision-making and Negotiation Skills, 2014-2017 Exploring the Security-Democracy Nexus in the Caucasus (CASCADE). See more at http://gfsis.org/index.php/activities/projects
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a non-profit German political foundation committed to the values of social democracy. The foundation, headquartered in Berlin and Bonn, was founded in 1925 and is named after Friedrich Ebert, Germany’s first democratically elected president. The Tbilisi-based South Caucasus Cooperation Office coordinates FES’ activities in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. In all three countries, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung aims at fostering democracy, peace and social justice through political dialogue, education and research. Among priority projects is “http://www.fes.ge/One of the main objectives of FES# work is the support of the democratization process. The strengthening of civil society actors (NGOs, Partys and youth organisations) and their active involvement in reform and decision making processes are in the center of our projects. The development of a free media landscape as crucial precondition for democracy and participation is also an important aspect in this field. See more at
EurasiaNet.org provides information and analysis about political, economic, environmental and social developments in the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as in Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Turkey, and Southwest Asia. Based in New York, EurasiaNet.org advocates open and informed discussion of issues that concern countries in the region. The web site presents a variety of perspectives on contemporary developments, utilizing a network of correspondents based both in the West and in the region. The aim of EurasiaNet.org is to promote informed decision making among policy makers, as well as broadening interest in the region among the general public. EurasiaNet.org is operated by the Eurasia Program of the Open Society Foundations. For news about Azerbaijan see http://www.eurasianet.org/resource/azerbaijan, for Armenia see http://www.eurasianet.org/resource/armenia and for Georgia http://www.eurasianet.org/resource/georgia
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
News and Features from the Caucasus. RFE/RL’s Armenian Service has been a consistent and dependable provider of independent information in Armenia for over 50 years. Today, it is a trusted source of information and regularly cited and reprinted by local media. See more at http://www.rferl.org/section/caucasus/174.html
A Short Caucasian Bibliography
a comprehensive, illustrated & regularly updated BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WORKS related to the South Caucasus in English, French, Georgian, German, Russian. See more at http://www.batsav.com/pages/bibliography.htm
Select Bibliographies of English-language Print Resources for the South Caucasus (from Yale University)
The Research Guide contains selected bibliographies of English-language print resources for Slavic and East European regions. The bibliographies are not meant to be comprehensive, but rather as starting points for researchers. The resources listed are available in the Yale University Libraries. For availability of the listed titles as well as vernacular resources, check the library catalog Orbis. Click on a country above to see its research guide.