GIP and FES hosted a public debate on populism and polarization

On July 22, 2019 the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Georgia organized a public debate on populism and polarization and their effect on European & Georgian elections.

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“Georgian-German relations: partnership review” – GIP and IEP present a joint policy paper

On July 18, 2019 the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) hosted an event – “Georgian-German relations: partnership review” – at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. The event highlighted the particular role of Germany for Georgia’s European aspirations as well as possible ways to align mutual expectations.

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GIP hosted the Black Sea Summer University 2019

On 8-13 July, 2019 the Black Sea Summer University gathered Georgian and international students for an academic exchange in Tbilisi at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. “Georgia in the Wider Black Sea Region” was the main topic of the academic program, around which various important subjects were discussed, such as: cross-border and cross-regional cooperation in the Black Sea region, EU-Georgia relations, diverse conflicts in the South Caucasus, ethno-, geo- and biopolitical facets of security in the South Caucasus region, EU’s Black Sea policies, etc.

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GIP Held a Project Closing Conference – “Communicating EU: the Role of Media in Georgia and the Visegrad Countries”

On July 4, 2019 the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) hosted a media conference – “Communicating EU: the role of media in Georgia and the Visegrad countries” #ReportEU – at the Biltmore Hotel Tbilisi.

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GIP in the Hague: “Future of the Eastern Partnership policy: How far does the European identity extend?”

GIP Deputy Director, Renata Skardziute-Kereselidze, took part in a roundtable discussion “Future of the Eastern Partnership policy: how far does the European identity extend?”, organized by the Dutch party D66 on June 25 in the Hague.

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GIP participates in the Central and Eastern European Think Tank Forum in Bratislava

On June 6-7 GIP Director Kornely Kakachia took part in the Central and Eastern European Think Tank Forum, held in Bratislava, Slovakia.The summit gathered representatives of think tanks from Central and Eastern Europe to discuss common challenges and develop solutions to political, technological, economic, and organizational challenges of today.

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GIP participates in the Eastern Partnership Conference of the Baltic Assembly in Vilnius

On May 30 – 31 GIP deputy director Renata Skardziute-Kereselidze took part in the Eastern Partnership Conference of the Baltic Assembly “Can We Deliver? Setting our Course over the next Ten Years”, held in Vilnius, Lithuania. The event gathered Members of Parliament from the Baltic, GUAM+Armenia, Visegrad and Benelux countries, as well as invited experts from Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

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GIP media workshop on “Storytelling and Analysis” for regional journalists

On May 16, 2019 the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) hosted a media workshop on “Storytelling and Analysis” for Georgian regional media journalists. This one day specially crafted training course by the BBC correspondent Rayhan Demytrie and Al-Jazeera English journalist and film-maker Robin Forestier-Walker, focused on pitching, storytelling skills and structuring analytical reports, that will help participants to develop their reports on the subject of Georgia’s European integration.

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The Project Closing Conference – “DCFTA Implementation: Partnerships, Push-backs and Potential”

On May 8th, 2019 the implementers of the European Union funded project “Georgia on the European Way: Creation of Effective Model for DCFTA and SME Strategy Implementation” hosted the project’s closing conference – “DCFTA Implementation: Partnerships, Push-backs and Potential” – in Tbilisi.

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Roundtable discussion in Ireland – “Prospects and Challenges for the Europeanisation of Georgia”

On April 24 GIP Director, Kornely Kakachia, was invited to speak at the roundtable discussion – “Prospects and Challenges for the Europeanisation of Georgia” organized by  the Institute of International and European Affairs – Ireland’s leading think tank on European and International affairs.

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Roundtable discussion in Paris – “Eastern Partnership at the Crossroads: An Inside-Outside Reality Check”

On April 16 the Georgian Institute of Politics (Tbilisi), together with the EU Institute for Security Studies (Paris), the Romanian Embassy in Paris, the Institute for European Policies and Reforms (Chisinau) and New Europe Center (Kyiv) organized a roundtable discussion – “Eastern Partnership at the Crossroads: An Inside-Outside Reality Check” – in Paris, France.

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GIP hosted its annual Democracy Conference “Polarization trap: Georgia’s democracy on the edge of trust crisis and the rise of populism” #GEODEM2019

The rise of populism and the polarization of political parties and the media are two of the most problematic issues that Georgia faces today along its path to democratization. In spite of the actuality of these topics, there is a lack of sufficient knowledge and academic discussion about these problems.

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