Dear colleagues and Friends!
Greetings and a warm welcome to the 6th issue of our DESCnet newsletter!
Our project is almost two years old and we have accomplished much throughout this period. We have already had two winter schools in Stavropol and Pyatigorsk, a summer school in Batumi and a young researches’ seminar in Graz. Our consortium is ver proud about the establishment of the Association of European Studies for the Caucasus (AESC) and our first-ever AESC Convention which took place at Yeditepe University in April 2017. The Convention which tackled issue of Europeanisation, more precisely “Challenges and Opportunities of Europeanisation in the Caucasus” gathered AESC members, DESCnet network, representatives, experts and scholars for a lively debate, exchange of ideas and discussions.