Summer School 2020

Considering the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic with numerous cases and the restrictions of flights at a global level and particularly in the countries of the Caucasus region, with regret we have to inform you that the organizing committee decided to hold the Second Caucasus Summer School on new dates and postponed it to 2021.

New applications can only be made for the CSS 2021.

The Caucasus Summer School (CSS) aims to encourage global, regional and national knowledge exchanges and the identification of suitable models and the improvement of higher education teaching and learning practices in the Caucasus. The CSS is a statutory event of the Scientific Network for the Caucasus Mountain Region (SNC-mt) established back in 2016 within the framework of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)-financed project: “Supporting Sustainable Mountain Development in the Caucasus”.

The Second Caucasus Summer School will be organised by the SNC-mt and its Coordination Unit (Sustainable Caucasus), with scientific advice and input for the event provided by the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Science and Ilia State University with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

The main objective of Caucasus Summer School 2020 is to Introduce students to the principles of identifying and assessing mountain disaster risks and their causes as well as their impacts on environment, economy and infrastructure; to provide students with skills for disaster risk mapping, as well as to integrate their data into a wider scope of sustainable mountain development (SMD) studies.