The first South Caucasus Youth Peace Summer School (SCYPSS) was held successfully in Kachreti, Georgia from 21-31 August 2023. Thirty young participants aged between 21 and 29, ten each from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia participated in the Summer School.
A faculty of experienced international and local academics, practitioners and experts helped deliver the school's content, which consisted of dozens of elements including workshops, lectures, debates, film forums and numerous social events.
The SCYPSS was an initiative of LINKS Europe and was organised with the support of the European Union and the Government of Norway. The idea of the South Caucasus Youth Peace Summer School was included in the report "The South Caucasus from war to peace: thirty measures between now and 2030" prepared by the Joint Armenian-Azerbaijani Liaison Group on Confidence-Building Measures in support of lasting peace in the South Caucasus (JOLIG), an independent initiative bringing together Armenian and Azerbaijani experts, published in April 2022.
On 29 and 30 August, the thirty young participants aged between 21 and 29, ten each from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, joined established regional experts from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia for the South Caucasus Regional Dialogue Forum, which was held in Kachreti, Georgia: "The South Caucasus: a region connecting regions" in Kachreti, Georgia.
The South Caucasus Regional Dialogue Forum was organised by LINKS Europe in association with the Georgian Centre for Strategy and Development.