Online discussion: Far-Right Groups in Media

On 30th of September GIP organized a fourth online public discussion “Far-Right Groups in Media”, under the framework of the public discussion series “Analysing Illiberal Tendencies in Georgia”. The discussion series, which is financially supported by the Open Society Georgian Foundation (OSGF), aims at revealing the factors causing the emergence of far-right radicalization in Georgia. (more…)

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Policy Colloquium – Pre-Election Debate

On 17th of September Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) hosted a Policy Colloquium Pre-Election Debate – the first live event, which GIP has organized since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Policy Colloquium, which took place at Radisson Blue Iveria, aimed at facilitating the debate on party programs, their stance on cross-cutting issues and promoting citizens’ – especially of the youth’s – involvement in political discussion. (more…)

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Closed Virtual Workshop for Young Fellows “Current Trends of Turkish Foreign Policy”

On September 15, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) hosted a closed online workshop “Current Trends of Turkish Foreign Policy”. The event addressed the recent trends and fluctuations in Turkish foreign policy as well as the role of Turkey in its neighborhood in terms of security, economy, energy, and foreign policy. (more…)

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The final Closing Ceremony of the first phase of the “Emerging Leaders School” (ELS) was held for the participants from Adjara and Guria regions

On 2nd of August, in Kobuleti (Georgia Palace Hotel), Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) held the final Closing Ceremony for the participants from Adjara and Guria regions. Similarly to the preceding closing events, here as well, the ELS participants from these regions had the opportunity to meet up, network, exchange ideas and discuss potential avenues for future cooperation. (more…)

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First phase of the “Emerging Leaders School” is over: this time GIP held the Closing Ceremony in Mestia for participants from Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region

After the kick-off ELS Closing Ceremony in Kakheti region, the event took place in Mestia (Hotel “Banguriani”), on 1st of August for the participants from Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region. By bringing the ELS participants together, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) gave them the opportunity to meet up, network, exchange ideas and discuss potential avenues for future cooperation.  (more…)

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The “Emerging Leaders School” (ELS) participants organized series of Space for Discussion events

In the framework of the ELS program, the participants were provided with an opportunity to take initiative and together with their counterparts plan and organize Space for Discussion (SfD) events themselves. The Space for Discussion (SfD) was an additional series of meetings – one-day long activity in the framework of the project “Promoting Youth Transformational Leaders in Georgia”, (more…)

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First phase of the “Emerging Leaders School” is over: GIP held the Closing Ceremony of ELS participants from Tbilisi and Kvemo Kartli region on Lake Lopota

On 25-26 July, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) gathered the participants of the two groups of its Emerging Leaders School (ELS) – from Tbilisi and Kvemo Kartli region – on lake Lopota for the concluding training sessions and the Closing Ceremony. The event, that brought more than 40 participants together, gave the members of the two groups the opportunity to meet up, network, exchange ideas and discuss potential avenues for future cooperation. (more…)

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Neighboring a NATO Member: Online discussion on Turkey’s Approach to Security Challenges of South Caucasus Countries

On July 24, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) hosted an online discussion “Neighboring a NATO Member: Turkey’s Approach to Security Challenges of South Caucasus Countries”. It was the third and a final event of the public discussion series “Analysing Current State and Trends of Turkish Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus”. The series is held under the project “Current State and Trends of Turkish Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus” implemented by GIP with the support of the Heinrich Boell Foundation Tbilisi Office – South Caucasus Region. (more…)

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Online-seminar: How do the narratives of far-right nationalists and religious conservatives coincide in the Eastern and Western Europe?

On July 22, 2020, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) hosted the 3rd online-seminar of the public discussion series “Analysing Illiberal Tendencies in Georgia”. The seminar revolved around the question of How do the narratives of far-right nationalists and religious conservatives coincide in the Eastern and Western Europe?   (more…)

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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 platform ZOOM, was held within the framework of GIP’s ongoing Erasmus+ Jean Monnet project “Promote and Act for Europe” financially supported by the European Union.  (more…)

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Polarization and Radicalization of the Electorate: GIP Held the Final Panel of GEODEM2020

On July 14th, Georgian Institute of Politics hosted the third, concluding panel of the 5th Annual Democracy Conference on the issue of Polarization and Radicalization of the Electorate

Main topic of this year’s conference was “Elections in Times of COVID-19: a New Challenge for Georgia’s Uncertain Democracy?” (more…)

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Online discussion: Establishing an Eastern Climate Partnership: Lessons from EU-Georgia Cooperation on Climate Change

On 13 July, 2020 Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) in partnership with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) hosted an online discussion “Establishing an Eastern Climate Partnership: Lessons from EU-Georgia Cooperation on Climate Change”. The online event, which took place using the online platform Zoom, was held in the framework of the GIP-CEPS joint discussion series ‘EaP Beyond 2020’ reflecting on future prospects of the Eastern Partnership program. (more…)

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GIP presented the report “Georgia’s Implementation of 20 Eastern Partnership Deliverables for 2020”

On 9 July, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) in partnership with International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED), organized joint presentation of the report “Georgia’s Implementation of 20 Eastern Partnership Deliverables for 2020”.

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GIP Director Kornely Kakachia participated in the online brainstorming session

GIP Director Kornely Kakachia participated in the online brainstorming session “Eastern Partnership in the next decade: Towards new ambitious deliverables a focus on Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine”, organized by the Institute for European Policy and Reforms (IPRE, Moldova) on 9 July, 2020. (more…)

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Online Discussion: Turkey’s role in economic and energy sector development of South Caucasus countries

On July 3, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) hosted an online discussion “Turkey’s role in economic and energy sector development of South Caucasus countries: current trends and future directions”. The discussion, which took place using the online platform Zoom, was the second event of the public discussion series “Analysing Current State and Trends of Turkish Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus” organized by GIP with the support of the Heinrich Boell Foundation Tbilisi Office – South Caucasus Region. (more…)

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