A new concept for GIP’s annual conference: #GEODEM2020 moves online!

In April 2020, the 5th Edition of the Democracy Conference #GEODEM was supposed to be held in Tbilisi, welcoming more than 100 participants. Announced in early February, the main theme of the conference was Georgia Before the Elections: How to Avoid Democratic Backsliding?”

However, the coronavirus pandemic has led us to move all our work and planned events online. As a consequence, the Georgian Institute of Politics decided to adjust the conference format and to introduce a special 3 panel, 3 webinar concept for #GEODEM2020.  (more…)

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GEOYOUTH2020 – Georgian Institute of Politics launches a new project!

In collaboration with a German partner organization, Polis180, Georgian Institute of Politics launches a new project – Manifesto Engaging Youth in Politics in Georgia financially supported by the Federal Foreign Office. (more…)

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Space for Discussion in Tbilisi: Impact of Covid-19 on Various Sectors

On May 11th, the fourth event of the Space for Discussion was held in Tbilisi. Invited guests from the economic, healthcare, and education fields assessed the impact of Covid-19 on various sectors for the ELS participants: (more…)

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The Rise of Far-Right: What Feeds this Process? – Online discussion about the movie “Imperium”

On May 14, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) organized an online discussion around the movie “Imperium”, which deals with the issue of radical right and depicts the story of a specific radical right movement.  (more…)

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Space for Discussion – meeting in Rustavi

On may 6th, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) organized the third event of the Space for Discussion under the “Emerging Leaders School” (ELS).

Space for Discussion is a new series of meetings has launched under GIP’s ongoing project “Promoting Youth Transformational Leaders in Georgia”. (more…)

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Informing Ethnic Minorities about the EU funding provided to Georgia during Covid-19 Crisis

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On May 8, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) held an online discussion regarding EU funding provided to Georgia during the Covid-19 crisis. The discussion targeted the ethnic minorities of Samtskhe-Javakheti and Kvemo Kartli regions specifically. It aimed at informing the ethnic Azerbaijanis and Armenians about the EU’s support to Georgia and at explaining how they could benefit from this financial support equally to other citizens of Georgia. (more…)

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ELS Diaries: April Edition

The training sessions of the “Emerging Leaders School” (ELS) are conducted online for the last two months. ELS participants receive e-tasks from the trainers, which they prepare online in the following week individually as well as in groups. The participants then discuss their completed work during the online training sessions. In the following edition of the ELS diaries, we will review the topics covered through the program in April in Tbilisi and three different regions of Georgia – Kvemo Kartli, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, and Adjara. In April, the training program covered 5 topics and 12 sessions were conducted overall. (more…)

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Space for Discussion was held in Batumi

On April 30th, the second event of the Space for Discussion was held in Batumi. New series of meetings – Space for Discussion has been launched under GIP’s ongoing project “Promoting Youth Transformational Leaders in Georgia”. Space for Discussion is an additional opportunity for the “Emerging Leaders School” (ELS) participants to meet the experts from different fields as well as public and private sector representatives. The participants choose the discussion topic themselves and have an opportunity to get the answers to the questions of their interest from the invited professionals and decision-makers.   (more…)

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Space for Discussion – new series of meetings under the project “Promoting Youth Transformational Leaders in Georgia” has started

New series of meetings – Space for Discussion has been launched under GIP’s ongoing project “Promoting Youth Transformational Leaders in Georgia”. Space for Discussion is an additional opportunity for the “Emerging Leaders School” (ELS) participants to meet the experts from different fields as well as public and private sector representatives. The participants choose the discussion topic themselves and have an opportunity to get the answers to the questions of their interest from the invited professionals and decision-makers. (more…)

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Interview with the ELS trainers

GIP asked several trainers of the Emerging Leaders School (ELS) to assess the general importance of youth engagement in the social and political processes of the country and highlight challenges that exist in Georgia in these regards. They were also asked to share their impressions on the “Emerging Leaders School (ELS)”, its program, and the participants. Here is the interview with David Aprasidze, Salome Dundua, Giorgi Sordia, Levan Gigineishvili, and Nino Janelidze. (more…)

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Webinar: When Populism Meets Nationalism: Reflections on Recent Trends

On April 17, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) hosted a webinar “When Populism Meets Nationalism: Reflections on Recent Trends”. It was the opening event of the public discussion series “Analysing Illiberal Tendencies in Georgia” financially supported by the Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF). The discussion gathered more than 50 participants representing Georgian and international academia, expert groups and civil society to dissect the concepts of nationalism and populism in Georgian and European contexts and draw parallels in terms of far-right radicalization and the rise of populism. (more…)

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ELS Diaries: March Edition

In February 2020, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) launched its “Emerging Leaders School” (ELS) in four different cities of Georgia – Tbilisi, Rustavi, Batumi, and Zugdidi.  The initiative is being implemented within the framework of the project “Promoting Youth Transformational Leaders in Georgia” by Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) with the financial support of USAID/Georgia and in partnership with CRRC Georgia.  (more…)

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GIP’s social media campaign – ELS Women in Focus

GIP joined International Women’s Day celebration by running a week-long social media campaign – ELS Women in Focus in the period of 2-8 March. Our decision was primarily determined by the impressive stories of the female participants of the Emerging Leaders School, which has been recently launched in Tbilisi, Rustavi, Batumi and Zugdidi under the project – “Promoting Youth Transformational Leaders in Georgia” implemented by GIP with the financial support of USAID/Georgia. (more…)

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ELS was launched in Tbilisi and Rustavi

Emerging Leader’s School (#ELS2020) was launched in Tbilisi and Rustavi. The initiative is being implemented within the framework of the project “Promoting Youth Transformational Leaders in Georgia” by Georgian Institute of Politics (#GIP) with the financial support of USAID/Georgia and in partnership with CRRC Georgia. The project aims at raising youth awareness on political processes and democratization as well as developing their leadership skills and enhancing their participation and representation in public life.  (more…)

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How to get published? – One-day master class for PhD students and junior researchers

Tbilisi, March 25, 2020 The Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the Tbilisi State University hosts the master class for PhD students and junior researchers, which gives practical advice on the do’s and the don’ts of academic publishing. The master class is organized by Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) in a partnership with The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and Tbilisi State University

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