Azerbaijan - Baku Political Studies Programme (2007)

The Baku School of Political Studies was established in 2006 as an innovative platform for training young people in Azerbaijan - representatives from the government, media, political parties and civil society who take an interest in societal matters.

Baku Political Studies Programme
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Director: Ilgar MAMMADOV
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The Baku School has suspended its activities since the arrest of Director Ilgar Mammadov in 2013. 


Until 2013, the School ran annual training cycles consisting of 3 training seminars in Azerbaijan and one in Strasbourg. The vision was that the Programme’s contribution to the creation of new, modernised elite in Azerbaijan – alongside similar initiatives in the South Caucasus – would serve future stability, freedom and progress in the entire region.

Statement of the Association of Schools on the arrest of Ilgar Mammadov (June 2017)