Study visits of Georgian entrepreneurs, civil society and public officials to Lithuania and Slovakia

In October and November 2018, altogether 30 representatives of Georgian small and medium enterprises, civil society organizations and public officials were provided with opportunity to visit and learn about Lithuanian and Slovak practices of integrating into the EU single market. Each visit consisted of 15 Georgian representatives coming from different Georgian regions. Accordingly to professional interests of study trip participants, local partners the Eastern Europe Studies Centre (EESC) in Vilnius and the GLOBSEC Policy Institute  in Bratislava with the support of Georgian project implementers – the Georgian Institute of Politics, (more…)

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#GEOEUvalues panel discussion and policy paper presentation in Paris

On 22 October 2018 The Georgian Institute of Politics Polis180 and Argo jointly organized the panel discussion and the policy paper presentation in Paris in the framework of the project –  Between a Rock and a Hard Place? Georgian, German and French Perspectives on European Values and Euro-Atlantic Integration” #GEOEUvalues. 

What are the main challenges to European values in Georgia and in the EU? What are European values in the first place? How can we foster European values in the EU and the Eastern Partnership countries? (more…)

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“Georgia’s integration to NATO: A successful endeavor” – GIP launches social ads

On 21 November the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) in partnership with the NATO Liaison Office in Georgia, organized the presentation of social advertisements, produced to raise awareness about the achievements of Georgia’s integration process with the NATO during the past 10 years. 

Welcoming remarks were delivered by Rosaria Puglisi, Head of the NATO Liaison Office (NLO) and Prof. Kornely Kakachia, Director of Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP). Rosaria Puglisi addressed NATO-Georgia relations in general, as well as, achievements made within the cooperation. In her speech, Puglisi discussed the importance of efforts to raise awareness on projects and (more…)

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GIP regional meetings to promote an informed engagement by youth in Europeanization in Georgia

Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP)  in the framework of the project – “Promoting an informed engagement by civil society and youth in Europeanization in Georgia” – together with the Ambassadors of EU member countries, visited Universities of Gori, Kutaisi and Telavi. These meetings aimed at raising awareness among youth as agents of positive change in Georgia’s European integration processes – fostering deeper learning about European integration and its links to the country’s democratization, active citizenship, and development. 80 students attended and participated in the discussions of regional meetings. (more…)

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Public discussion: “Georgia in European discourses: Lithuanian perspective”

On 15 November 2018 the Georgian Institute of Politics hosted the public discussion: “Georgia in European Discourses: Lithuanian Perspective” at Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF). The event was made possible with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to Georgia and in partnership with the Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF).

Guest speakers Giedrius Puodžiūnas (Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to Georgia), Vytis Jurkonis (Lithuanian Foreign Policy Expert), Sergi Kapanadze (Deputy-Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia) Dr. Kornely Kakachia (Director, Georgian Institute of Politics) (more…)

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GIP attended the Paris Peace Forum

On 11-13 November Mariam Grigalashvili, Policy Analyst of the Georgian Institute of Politics, attended the Paris Peace Forum in France. The Paris Peace forum is a new, annual event, that aims to reach international cooperation on global challenges and ensuring durable peace. To support collective action, it gathers all actors of global governance under one roof for 3 days – states, international organizations, local governments, NGOs and foundations and etc. Guests have an opportunity to attend presentations and take part in debates on new projects. (more…)

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Georgia in European Discourses: Swedish Perspective

On 10 October the Georgian Institute of Politics hosted the public discussion: “Georgia in European Discourses: Swedish Perspective” at Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF). The event was made possible with the support of the Embassy of Sweden in Tbilisi and in partnership with the Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF).

Guest speakers include:

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GIP organized a public discussion in Berlin about the Eastern Partnership

The Georgian Institute of Politics, the Institut für Europäische Politik, the George C. Marshall Center and the Aspen Institute Germany jointly organized a public discussion “The Eastern Partnership – A Reality Check and the Way Forward”, in Berlin on 25 September.

The event brought together more than 80 participants, including the members of Parliament and representatives from civil society organizations from Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Germany and the U.S. to discuss the current state of affairs regarding the Euro-Atlantic integration process of the respective countries, and to share their views on the future of the Eastern Partnership. (more…)

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place? Georgian, German and French Perspectives on European Values and Euro-Atlantic Integration #GEOEUvalues

The Georgian Institute of Politics (Tbilisi), Polis180 (Berlin) and Argo (Paris) jointly organized the German-Georgian-French workshop and conference – Between a Rock and a Hard Place? Georgian, German and French Perspectives on European Values and Euro-Atlantic Integration” #GEOEUvalues –  in Tbilisi on 17-20 September 2018. 

The European Union is being increasingly challenged by populist and Eurosceptic forces, and European values are clearly under threat in several EU member states. In Georgia, the Association Agreement with the EU (more…)

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GIP Report Presentation – “Not EU’s world? Putting Georgia’s European Integration in Context”

On 13 September 2018 the Georgian Institute of Politics, with the financial support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), presented a new publication – “Not EU’s world? Putting Georgia’s European Integration in Context” by GIP analysts – Bidzina Lebanidze and Mariam Grigalashvili.

The report offers a more sophisticated analysis of integration processes in the post-Soviet area, based on the example of Georgia. It asks two main questions: How integrated/dependent has Georgia become on different regional and global actors over the past 25 years of its independence (more…)

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GIP hosted the Black Sea Summer University

On 19-25 July, 2018 the Black Sea Summer University – “Geopolitics of The Black Sea Region” – gathered Georgian and international students for an academic exchange in Tbilisi at Tbilisi State University. 

The Black Sea Summer University offered a high-profile study course for students of graduate programs in political science, international relations and other relevant fields. The course included lectures, discussions, a study visit to the Information Center on NATO and EU, and a cultural program for Georgian and international students. (more…)

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GIP held discussions in Georgian regions about Democratization and Europeanization challenges in Georgia

On 19-28 June, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) held discussions in Georgian regions about Democratization and Europeanization challenges in Georgia. Telavi, Batumi, Kutaisi and Gori Centers for Civic Engagement hosted GIP director – Kornely Kakachia and policy analysts – Levan Kakhishvili, Elene Panchulidze and Mariam Grigalashvili, who met with regional stakeholders – local leaders, academics, university students and journalists – to discuss the state of democracy in Georgia.

Discussions aimed to explore, how people in the regions perceive the links between democratization and Europeanization: (more…)

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