The “Coalition for Trust”, a three-year regional project funded by the European Commission and co-funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, started in late 2012 and works in all entities of the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and in non-recognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia) to restore confidence and build people-to-people contact by opening up new perspectives on conflict transformation. The project is managed by the Norwegian Helsinki Committee and is implemented on the ground by local partner and associate organisations in the regions.

The aim of the Coalition is to build trust in the South Caucasus, to contribute to the development of democracy, promotion of human rights, intercultural understanding and reconciliation in the region. The project’s educational component is accompanied by the establishment of a South Caucasus-wide network – the “Coalition for Trust” – with the aim of drafting a “Strategy of Trust” to encourage and assist efforts at reconciliation within and across divided societies.