Thirty years after the war in Abkhazia (1992-1993), the Armenians of Abkhazia are embedded in the fragile process of Abkhazian national construction. Within this young ethnic democracy, they are thus regularly questioned on several aspects of their identity: Are they Abkhazians or Armenians? Are the Hamshen and Armenian identities contradictory? How do they identify themselves and how are they identified by the Abkhazian State? Finally, what might their relationship to the Republic of Armenia be?
EIU organizes in collaboration with NAASR and Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Module "EU, Security and Fundamental Rights" (EUSecJuris), a two-day Summer Institute on the topic of Russia-Ukraine: War, Statecraft, and Shifting Geopolitics in Eurasia.