The Caucasus Mountain Forum

Caucasus Mountain Forum 2019

The Caucasus Mountain Forum 2019 took place in Ankara, Turkey, on 30 October – 2 November 2019. The CaucaSusT partners organized a workshop The role of universities in sustainable transformations in the Caucasus region during the Forum, with panelists from all 6 Caucasus counties.


More information on the Forum can be found on the website of the Scientific Network for the Caucasus Mountain Region. Some impressions from the event can be found on the Network Facebook page.

Caucasus Mountain Forum 2016

The First Caucasus Mountain Forum was organized in November 28 – December 1, 2016 in Tbilisi, Georgia, by the Scientific Network for the Caucasus Mountain Region.

The CaucaSusT project was presented at the forum as a part of a particpatory workshop  Research for Communities and/or Research with Communities: Transdisciplinary research and teaching in sustainable mountain development and tourism.

The workshop consisted of the presentations displayed below, followed by an interactive group discussion of two questions:

1. How to overcome challenges for transdisciplinarity in the Caucasus?
2. What are the best approaches and challenges of involving stakeholders in the Caucasus?


Raisa Gracheva Research for development. Approaches, practice and results. Experience of Summer School 2016
Heino Meessen, Nodar Elizbarashvili, Ashot Khoetsyan, Rusudan Simonidze Transdisciplinarity in teaching and research on sustainable mountain development” (Presentation)
Tamara Mitrofanenko, Christian Maurer Transdisciplinarity for Sustainable Tourism Development in the Caucasus Region (CaucaSusT) (Presentation)