“Germany’s Role in Georgia’s European Future: How to align expectations?” – GIP & IEP joint public event in Berlin

On February 8 the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) and the Institute for European Politics (IEP) jointly organised a public event on “Germany’s Role in Georgia’s European Future: How to align expectations?” in Berlin, Germany. 

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GIP Seminar for young journalists and students: “Georgia’s Foreign Policy, Identity and the EU”

On February 1, 2019 the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) conducted a seminar for young journalists and students in Batumi, who are interested in Georgia’s foreign policy and the EU-Georgia relations. The event was organized in cooperation with “Batumelebi” and Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University. The one-day seminar was delivered by prof. Kornely Kakachia, GIP Director, and aimed to raise awareness about Euro-Atlantic integration processes, and engage youth in a thought-provoking discussion about strategic direction of Georgia’s policies. (more…)

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GIP trainings in Batumi for journalists, editors and NGO representatives

On January 31 – February 1, 2019 the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) organized a 2-day training in Batumi  for journalists, editors and NGO representatives working in the western part of Georgia who are interested in EU-Georgia relations. Training is a part of the GIP project “Experience-Sharing of V4 Countries to Promote Media Professionalism in reporting Georgia’s European integration” funded by International Visegrad Foundation. (more…)

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Beginning of GEOPATH – Workshop and Round table with Georgian and International scholars and experts

On January 24-25, 2019 Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) hosted a workshop and a roundtable discussion in Tbilisi as a beginning of GEOPATH, a four-year collaboration project with Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), funded by the Research Council of Norway. 

A two-day event included a workshop for project participants – scholars from the Georgian Institute of PoliticsNorwegian Institute of International Affairs, and two Georgian ‘expat’ scholars who work abroad, as well as, a roundtable with Georgian experts, (more…)

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GIP organized a meeting between Thomas Buchsbaum and representatives from Georgian think-tanks, NGOs and academia

On December 11, 2018 Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) hosted a closed meeting of representatives from Georgian think-tanks, NGOs and academia with the Austrian Special Envoy on Eastern Partnership, Ambassador H.E. Thomas BuchsbaumThe event aimed at discussing Eastern Partnership initiative, as well as, Georgia’s Democratisation and Europeanisation processes, its opportunities and challenges.

The meeting, initiated by Embassy of the Republic of Austria to Georgia, was held at Information Center on NATO and EU.

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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.

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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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