Call for Applications – Black Sea Winter University 2021

Application is now open for the  Black Sea Winter University – Conflicts and Geopolitics in the Black Sea Region – organized by Centre International de Formation Européenne (Nice University) and the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP).

Tbilisi, Dates: 17-19 February, 2021 (more…)

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Towards a two-dimensional analytical framework for understanding Georgian foreign policy: how party competition informs foreign policy analysis

A new research article “Towards a two-dimensional analytical framework for understanding Georgian foreign policy: how party competition informs foreign policy analysis” is part of GIP and NUPI joint project: “Competency through Cooperation: Advancing knowledge on Georgia’s strategic path” (GEOPATH) funded by the Research Council of Norway. 

Author: Levan Kakhishvili, Policy Analyst at Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP). 

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GIP launched 4 sub-granted projects under GEOYOUTH2020

In November, 2020 four projects were launched with the help of the sub-grants, which the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) has opened up for the beneficiaries of the project “GEOYOUTH2020: Manifesto Engaging Youth in Politics in Georgia”. The project GEOYOUTH2020 was implemented by GIP in partnership with the German grass-root think-tank organization POLIS180 with the financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office across the period of May-September, 2020. (more…)

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Virtual Conference: Direction – an Efficient State

On November 27, 2020, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) in partnership with the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE, Poland) hosted the second panel of the virtual conference: “Direction – an Efficient State, Polish experiences of decentralization and modernization, lessons learned for Armenia and Georgia”. (more…)

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Non-Paper on post-2020 EaP Deliverables for the three EaP partners – Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine

The Non-Paper benefited from a series of policy dialogue exchanges, contributions and endorsements from a group of 37 EU, Georgian, Moldovan and Ukrainian researchers and think-tank experts and it is prepared for the attention of the European External Action Service (EEAS), European Commission (DG NEAR), Members of the European Parliament, Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the EU Member States, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

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GIP held a closed discussion on the future of EaP Deliverables framework

On October 15, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) organized a closed roundtable discussion “20 Deliverables for 2020 Implementation in Georgia: Assessment and the Steps Forward”. The discussion was organized in partnership with International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED), and support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Georgia. (more…)

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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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