Opening Session

Welcoming remarks

Mehmet Somuncu, Director of Centre for Environmental Studies, Head of Department of Geography, Ankara University

Erkan İbiş, Rector, Ankara University

Werner Thut, Deputy Regional Director South Caucasus, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation


Europe’s mountains: Key issues for sustainable mountain development and research

Prof. Dr. Martin Price, UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Mountain Development; Director, Centre for Mountain Studies, Perth College: University of the Highlands and Islands


Presentation of the Caucasus Regional Research Agenda

Prof. Dr. Joseph Salukvadze, Human Geography Department, Tbilisi State University