The new Transdniestrian conflict settlement project of CMI held its first major event from 31 October till 5 November 2011. A group of high-level experts focused on the peace process in Moldova-Transdniestria were brought to Cyprus for an intensive study tour of the Cypriot experience with confidence building measures, socioeconomic cooperation and civil society peacebuilding initiatives, as well as a specific focus on the EU’s rules of engagement for the unrecognized Northern part of Cyprus. The experts included former and current members of the official teams involved in the political negotiations in Moldova-Transdniestria, as well as senior civil society experts. Due to the regional nature of the conflict, participants were brought from not only Chisinau and Tiraspol as the central cities for the two sides of the conflict, but also from Brussels, Berlin, Kyiv and Moscow. During the study tour the experts met with former President of the Republic of Cyprus George Vasiliou, former Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat, current Special Representatives from both sides involved in the UN-facilitated negotiations process, as well as civil society experts, town mayors, chambers of commerce and officials from both the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot communities and the EU and UN institutions present on the island. CMI will now produce a short comparative analysis of the CBMs processes in Cyprus and Moldova-Transdniestria.