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Julian Schweighart, Austria, Monitor in Zugdidi Back in 2008, when I first heard in the news about an ongoing conflict in Georgia, the whole scenario seemed to be so far away. I had never visited the South Caucasus before, but now I find myself in Zugdidi at the heart of it. Last October, I joined the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) Team of Field Office Zugdidi...
Juho Romppainen, Finland I am Juho Romppainen from Finland. I studied Contemporary History at the University of Turku and University of Helsinki. I completed a Master’s Programme of Russian and East European Studies at the Aleksanteri Institute at the University of Helsinki, with a special interest in the Caucasus and Central Asia...
I believe we can contribute by helping the conflict affected population have their story heard and told
Georgia – A sort of homecoming
Alessandro Bartolini, Sweden This is my first Mission with the EU, but not my first time working in Georgia. My background is in the humanitarian field. During 2004 - 2005, I was based in Tskhinvali with the International Committee of the Red Cross. Besides working in Georgia, I have worked in several countries in the Former Soviet Union, namely Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova...
Never say never
Raitis Tiliks, Latvia Nothing is impossible’. I have served for the EU in various deployments in the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Western Balkans. My many and varied experiences have though me that we can make a difference. I am a Hotline Holder / Liaison Officer at the EUMM, and I truly believe that human values form the very basis in paving a way for peaceful conflict resolution. This too can take place in Georgia...