Georgia: EU helps bring ancient Caucasian saga to the stage in Georgian and Ossetian languages

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The Nart Sagas, one of the oldest series of epic tales from the Caucasus, have been brought back to life on stage by the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film State University of Georgia.

A group of young actors performed the ancient stories of courage, friendship and love in the Georgian and Ossetian languages.

The initiative was supported by the EU and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under their joint programme for building confidence between conflict-divided communities – the Confidence Building Early Response Mechanism (COBERM).

The Nart Sagas are just one of the 190 confidence building initiatives supported under COBERM since 2010. Working closely with civil society organisations on all sides of conflict divides, the EU and UNDP have addressed some of the key confidence building areas, such as youth education, people’s diplomacy, cultural cooperation, minority rights, gender equality, environmental protection and healthcare.

The ongoing third phase of COBERM will be completed in December 2018.

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