DOC Research Institute, University Goettingen and Austrian Ministry of Defence and Sports increase partnership and cooperation

16 November 2017, Berlin-based think tank Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) , jointly with Goettingen University and the Austrian Ministry of Defence and Sports  have increased their partnership and cooperation to support the 9-12 November 2017 workshop of the PfP Consortium’s Study Group on Regional Stability in the South Caucasus, championed by the Austrian National Defence Academy.
The DOC Research Institute and the Austrian National Defence Academy together with the PfP Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes shared travel and accommodation costs for the participants at the 16th RSSC SG workshop, which was held this November in Reichenau, Austria. The format and range of future cooperation are currently being negotiated. The parties are confident that they will promote long-term cooperation, which will make the RSSC SG ever more vibrant. The RSSC SG is a state-of-the-art track-two diplomacy platform designed to consider sensitive topics.
The Regional Stability in the South Caucasus Study Group is one of the crown jewels of the PfP Consortium. Two conferences per year have been organised since its re-launch in November 2012; one at Château Rothschild in Reichenau-on-the-Rax in November, and one in the extended South Caucasus region in the spring. Regional workshops have been held in Tbilisi, Istanbul, Kyiv, Chisinau and Varna. The RSSC SG workshops are co-chaired by Frederic Labarre (PfP Consortium) and George Niculescu (GPF-Europe).
The output of the RSSC SG is prodigious; each workshop yields Study Group Information booklet of some 150-200 pages, and a much sought-after four-page policy recommendations bulletin. Each is distributed

Look more on


Cape Town, 13. September 2018: Scholars from Brazil, Russia, India, and China joined South African counterparts to discuss digital media in the BRICS countries at the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town, which, in collaboration with the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) based in Berlin, Germany, hosted a […]

Read more

The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC RI) recently conducted a study on the ‘Structural and economic transformation towards sustainable development’ in the countries that are part of the UN Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) – Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan – as well as Armenia. The study […]

Read more