The EUMM Press and Public Information Unit has launched its new Outreach project to university-level students.
On 26 October, Head of Analytical Reporting and Outreach Department (AROD) of EUMM, Dr. Kaupo Kand met Georgian and Azerbaijani students from the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) who are aspiring to become journalists in the near future. During the lecture Kaupo gave the participants a short overview of the Mission’s background, its work, and the pillars of its mandate.
He provided the group with an overview of the EU-brokered Six-point Ceasefire Agreement and challenges related to its implementation. In addition, he explained the history of the EU civilian crisis management measures taken in Georgia by the EU throughout the years. He also touched upon other past and current conflicts and ceasefire agreements, encouraging the students to examine them comprehensively within wider regional and geopolitical context, to ask questions about the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP)/ Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) issues, and generally be more inquisitive and curious as future journalists.
The lecture was followed by a Q&A session, during which the students demonstrated a great interest in hearing Kaupo’s opinions about the difference and similarities of the conflicts in Georgia, EUMM’s work on the ground, as well as wider CSFP/CSDP issues. The discussion proved to be very lively, thought-provoking and engaging.
Head of AROD Kaupo Kand explains the roles of EUMM
Aspiring Georgian and Azerbaijani journalists attentively listening to Kaupo’s analyses