Georgia: EUMM reaches out to future journalists

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Tuesday, 01 November 2016 10:26
The European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM) launched a new outreach project to university-level students last week. Georgian and Azerbaijani students from the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA), who are aspiring to become journalists, received a short overview of the Mission’s background and its work, as well as the EU-brokered Six-Point Ceasefire Agreement in Georgia and challenges related to its implementation.
The lecture was followed by a Q&A session, during which the students heard about the history of EU civilian crisis management in Georgia, past and current conflicts, the wider regional and geopolitical context, and the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).
The European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) is an unarmed civilian monitoring mission of the European Union, deployed in September 2008 following the EU-mediated Six-Point Agreement, which ended the August 2008 war. The EUMM aims to ensure that there is no return to hostilities, to facilitate the resumption of a safe and normal life for the local communities living on both sides of the boundary line with Abkhazia and South Ossetia, to build confidence among the conflict parties and to inform EU policy in Georgia and the wider region.
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