Do Ethnic Minorities Benefit from Georgia’s Europeanization?

Levan Kakhishvili Georgia’s Europeanization has resulted in opportunities and both tangible and intangible benefits for Georgian society at large. However, as ethnic minorities are poorly integrated into Georgian social and political life, it is important to explore to what extent minority communi...
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Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Georgia: Barriers to Political Participation

Salome Kandelaki The political integration of ethnic minorities is a complex process, and as Georgia remains a transitional democracy it still has a long way to go. Quality political participation of Azerbaijani and Armenian minorities at the national level remains a challenge. In Kvemo Kartli and S...
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Ethnic Minorities in the Context of Georgia’s European Integration: Is There a Room for Skepticism?

Nino Samkharadze Ethnic minorities in Georgia maintain an ambivalent attitude towards European integration: on one hand, they value the practical improvements to their social and economic conditions which greater European integration promises. On the other hand, a majority of ethnic minority represe...
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Online discussion: Civic Integration-related Progress and Challenges of Ethnic Minorities in Georgia

*The text is available in Armenian and Azerbaijani languages On July 15, 2020, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) hosted an online public discussion about “Civic Integration-related Progress and Challenges of Ethnic Minorities in Georgia.” The discussion, which took place using the online ...
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EU and Ethnic Minorities in Georgia: How to Counter Misinformation and Disruptive Communication

Salome Minesashvili High public support is frequently claimed as a backbone of Georgia`s foreign policy direction and especially its ambition for membership in the European Union (EU). However, ethnic minorities in Georgia comprise a group whose unanimous approval the state’s foreign policy lacks....
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Informing Ethnic Minorities about the EU funding provided to Georgia during Covid-19 Crisis

*The text is also available in Armenian language – please scroll down* On May 8, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) held an online discussion regarding EU funding provided to Georgia during the Covid-19 crisis. The discussion targeted the ethnic minorities of Samtskhe-Javakheti and Kvemo...
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EU Funding for Georgia in Response to Covid-19 Crisis: Informing Ethnic Minorities in Samtskhe-Javakheti and Kvemo Kartli Regions

*Text is available in Armenian and Azerbaijani languages*  On May 8, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) will organize a Zoom Webinar discussion about EU funding provided for Georgia in fighting against the Covid-19 crisis. The Webinar will target ethnic minority groups in the regions of Kvemo...
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Focus Group in Ninotsminda, Samtskhe-Javakheti

As part of the research activity of the Jean Monnet project “Promote and Act for Europe”, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) held the second focus group in Ninotsminda municipality of the Samtskhe-Javakheti region. The focus group was conducted with male participants both with and without high...
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Focus Group in Akhalkalaki

Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) conducted a focus group with the women representing Armenian minority in Akhalkalaki. The focus group took place on March 6, at the local office of the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS). It was organized under the framework of th...
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