Dear Friends of the DESCnet Project!
Allow me to extend my warmest greetings to the readers of the 7th issue of our DESCnet Newsletter. Almost two years after the inauguration of our project, it is a great pleasure to see that the seeds planted by so many colleagues and partner institutionsfrom both the region and the EU are flourishing in various forms. On the one hand, the activites of our project, particularly the teaching events, have not only provided perfect platforms for the study of European Studies in Caucasus in a multi-disciplinary manner. Those events have offered excellent opportunities for international and multicultural exchange, creating ideal conditions for dealing with the subjects taught at those events as well as for the equally important aspect of social learning. The 2017 Summer School at Yerevan State University was a case in point: With an unprecedentedly diverse student body, the participants not only focused on individual research interests but also began to go beyond their field of study, even starting to reflect critically about presistent collective naratives.