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...
Fieldwork gives colour to the way we work
Sanne Overvelde-Slagman, The Netherlands
By now, I feel like I have settled in completely into Georgia. I enjoy my strolls from my traditional Georgian house during these crisp winter mornings to Field Office Zugdidi. The roosters great me enthusiastically, as well as the street dogs. Just before I turn the last corner, I see the local baker pulling piping hot traditional Georgian “shoti” bread from his tandoori-like oven...