Initiative for youth-led civic dialogue and action in the South Caucasus evaluations

These are summaries of the internal mid-term and final evaluations that assesses our work to encourage youth to influence social change and promote a culture of peace in the South Caucasus.

The project took place in the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict context and in selected third countries between September 2015 and December 2018 and the final evaluation was published in January 2019. It supported youth participation in civic initiatives and critical thinking on various socio-political problems, including the conflict, in respective contexts to encourage youth to influence social change and promote a culture of peace.

The intervention produced a clear increase in interest in civic activism on both sides of the Ingur/i river, as well as interest in conflict analysis and the ability to use it. Participants better understand the origins of various problems within their own societies as well as conflicts and regional disparities, and groups of young leaders are beginning to emerge in civil society. Cross-conflict interactions in the South Caucasus regional context had a mostly positive, educational impact however participants need further opportunities to meet.