The web portal commonspace.eu is marking its 5th anniversary with the launch of a new design for its English and Russian language websites that specialise in news and analysis on the Caucasus Region.
Commonspace.eu is an initiative of the London based organisation LINKS (Dialogue, Analysis and Research) working in co-operation with NGOs and media outlets in the region. It is one of the activities in the framework of the European Partnership for the peaceful resolution of the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh (EPNK), a civil society peace-building programme funded by the European Union.
A spokesperson for LINKS (DAR) said that "for the last five years commonspace.eu has provided news, critical analysis and commentary on the Caucasus region, carving for itself a niche among both local viewers, as well those beyond who are interested in the region. The new design for the English and Russian language websites adds new features that will enable the editorial team to respond faster and better to events in the region. The focus of the web portal will remain the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, and support for its peaceful resolution, but this will continue to be looked at from a wider regional perspective, and topics covered include domestic developments in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, regional co-operation and security, the relations between the region and the European Union, and where appropriate the role of Russia and Turkey. Going forward we expect to strengthen our editorial team, to make better use of our facebook page and twitter feed, and to extend our coverage of the North Caucasus."
About LINKS (DAR) (www.links-dar.org)
LINKS was established in London in July 1997 as an independent, not-for-profit organisation. working on areas of conflict and conflict prevention, governance, global security and international relations. For nearly two decades it has provided space for dialogue and analytical discussion, backed by in-depth research, on issues related to the Caucasus region. Since 2010 LINKS has been one of the five partners of the European Partnership for the Peaceful Settlement of the Conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh (EPNK). In the third phase of the EPNK programme, which has just started, LINKS is working closely with two leading think-tanks, the European Policy Centre (www.epc.eu) in Brussels and International Peace Institute (www.ipinst.org) in Vienna.
About EPNK (www.epnk.org)
The European Partnership for the Peaceful Settlement of the Conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh (EPNK) is a unique initiative, funded by the European Union, that seeks to positively impact the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement process. Made up of a consortium of European NGOs, it works with local partners in the South Caucasus on a wide range of peacebuilding activities to contribute to lasting peace in the region.
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