Workshop of OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions

On 10 October 2017, the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions organized a workshop in Vienna /Austria that discussed the option of OSCE economic and environmental confidence-building measures. Project leader is Prof. Stefan Wolff from the University of Birmingham, key drafter Ambassador Philipp Remler (US).

GIP was represented in Vienna discussion by Kornely Kakachia and Bidzina Lebanidze, who drafted joint policy paper related to impact of Russia West confrontation on Georgian conflicts.

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GIP at the EaP Think Tank Forum

Chișinău, Moldova (September 21-22): GIP Executive Director Kornely Kakachia presented on the “Future of the Eastern Partnership: Challenges and Perspectives” at the EaP Think Tank Forum. The Forum’s aim was to better connect think tanks across Europe for maximum impact of their research, policymaking, and advocacy efforts on promoting Europeanization in EaP countries. The Forum provided more than 60 experts from the think tank community in EU and EaP countries with the opportunity to share policy recommendations for the upcoming EaP Summit in Brussels. (more…)

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GIP Conducts Opinion Polls in Georgian Regions || Project – “Georgia on European Way”

Within the framework of the project “Georgia on European Way” the Georgian Institute of Politics is conducting opinion polls in the following regions: Shida Kartli, Kvemo Kartli, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti (Ambrolauri, Lentekhi). Opinion polls aim to  analyse SMEs in regions of Georgia – their fields of interests, possibilities and awareness about the DCFTA.

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GIP Director Participates in International Conference on the Future of Conventional Arms Control

On the invitation of the European Leadership Network, GIP Director Kornely Kakachia participated in international conference held on 6-7 September in Berlin. The conference was co-hosted by the federal minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany.  

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Georgian CSOs address Vice President of the United States

24 non-governmental organizations based in Georgia address an open letter to the Vice-President of the United States.

Dear Vice President Pence,

We, the undersigned, the representatives of Georgian civil society organizations would like to address you ahead of your visit to Georgia, (more…)

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GIP Hosts Black Sea Summer University

The Georgian Institute of Politics hosted Black Sea summer school from July 20th to 26th at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. “EU and the Black Sea region: new realities and a changing geopolitical context” was the main topic of the academic program, around which various important subjects were discussed, such as: the wider Black Sea region in the global context, the European Union and geopolitics of the Black Sea, the challenges for Eastern Partnership and European integration, Georgian foreign policy, foreign policy in the Wider Black sea region, etc. (more…)

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Georgian Institute of Politics Calls for Interns

We always need help from well-qualified, enthusiastic interns.

We review applications for internship positions twice per year during summer and winter.

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Black Sea Summer University – Call For Applications

EU and the Black Sea Region: New Realities and a Changing Geopolitical Context

Tbilisi, July 20-26, 2017
Working Language: English

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NGOs : The decision made by the Supreme Court strengthens the doubts concerning the interference of the government in the court decision making process

We are deeply concerned by the decision, made on March 2 by the Grand Chamber of the Supreme Court of Georgia, stating that the owner of Rustavi 2 shares will become Kibar Khalvashi (60%) and Ltd Panorama (40%).

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Expert Polls: Experts Identify Georgia’s Biggest Challenges Going Forward

The Georgian Institute of Politics asked up to 30 Georgian and international engaged observers and experts about the prospects for Georgia’s future following the October parliamentary elections. (more…)

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Georgia’s New Parliament at a Glance

How were MPs of Georgia’s new parliament elected, who hold leadership positions and what is the general structure of our new Parliament?

To answer these questions and make the information easily accessible, Georgian Institute of Politics is presenting – New Parliament at a Glance. (more…)

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GIP participates in OSCE Network events in connection with the 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council

The German Federal Foreign Office sponsored the participation of about 20 OSCE Network members, including Georgian Institute of Politics, who had actively participated in 2016 Network projects, to come and present their project results at the 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council in Hamburg on 8/9 December 2016.

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Round Table – Parliamentary Elections 2016

On October 6 Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) and the Dutch liberal party – Democrats 66 (D66) – organized a round table discussion focused on Georgia’s democratic progress, social economic reforms, and foreign policy ambitions. (more…)

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Expert Polls – GIP Initiative

The Georgian Dream remains ahead in the run-up to the Parliamentary Election on October 9, 2016, but the United National Movement gained momentum, according to the latest poll of engaged observers and experts. The poll, conducted by the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP), (more…)

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Autumn School – “EU’s Policies Towards the East: Deepening, Widening, Bridging the Gap?”

On September 19-23 Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University hosted the autumn school – “EU’s Policies Towards the East: Deepening, Widening, Bridging the Gap?”

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