On 02 May, Head of Analytical Reporting and Outreach Department (AROD) of EUMM, Dr. Kaupo Kand met students from the Ilia State University, who are aspiring to become journalists and specialists in International Relations in the 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 talked about the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) and explained the history of the EU civilian crisis management measures taken in Georgia and beyond by the EU throughout the years. He also touched upon other past and current conflicts and ceasefire agreements. Within the context of the 60-year anniversary of the Rome Treaty he highlighted the key achievements and main benefits of the EU.
The lecture was followed by a Q&A session, during which wide range of issues were raised by students, including Georgia’s prospective of EU and NATO membership, and, as a consequence, possible scenarios for breakaway regions. The discussion proved to be very thought-provoking and engaging.
EUMM information material awaiting students to arrive to the lecture
Head of AROD Kaupo Kand is starting his comprehensive engaging overview of the conflict in Georgia
Attentive students and a professor listen to the information about the EUMM and the EU history