Summer School 2017 “EU Law and European Integration in the South Caucasus“

About Batumi/Why Batumi

Batumi  is the Administrative and cultural centre of Autonomous Republic of Adjara.

It is situated to the south-west of Georgia. It is washed whit Black Sea to the west and has border with Turkey to the south.

Batumi is the optimal location for hosting this summer school. As a port and resort, Batumi has had a long history of connecting Europe with the Caucasus and serves as a model and inspiration for European values in which the recognition of difference and cultural heterogeneity is not seen as a weakness, but as the indispensable guiding idea of “Unity in Diversity”.

The city has deep, safe and natural harbour on the coast of Batumi Bay.  Primary information about Batumi appeared in works of the fourth century B.C Greek philosopher Aristotle. He named the city situated by the black sea in Colchis “batus” which is a Greek word and means “deep”. Indeed Batumi has one of the deepest and the most convenient harbours of the Europe.

Growth and development of modern Batumi began in Porto Franco period in the XIX century and continued more rapidly later on.

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