On 30th January 2015, the Academic Swiss Caucasus Net launched the ASCN Alumni Network initiative in Armenia. On this occasion a social event was organized in order to bring together ASCN Alumni Network members. The event was opened by ASCN programme manager Denis Dafflon and followed by the welcome address of our honorable guest, the Swiss Ambassador to Armenia, Lukas Gasser and by the speech of the ASCN local coordinator in Armenia, Sergey Minasyan. Thereafter the ASCN Alumni Network coordinator in Armenia, Mariam Torosyan, presented the website features and the first issue of the alumni newsletter. The presentation was followed by the speech of ASCN Alumni Network member, Valentina Gevorgyan. After the speeches and presentation all guests and alumni members had the opportunity to celebrate the launching of the ASCN Alumni Network initiative and share the pleasant ambiance together.
On 18th December 2014, the Academic Swiss Caucasus Net organized a social event in Tbilisi in order to launch the newly established ASCN Alumni Network. The event was opened by the rector of Ilia State University Giga Zedania and followed by the speech of our distinguished guest, Ambassador of Switzerland to Georgia, Mr. Günther Bächler. The alumni network coordinator in Georgia, Elene Kekelia, presented then the new website features as well as the first alumni newsletter. Our Alumni members, Georgian scholars from different institutions, had the opportunity to meet each other and plan further cooperation in a pleasant environment.