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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GIP hosted 2nd panel of the 5th Edition of the annual Democracy Conference #GEODEM

On July 1, 2020, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) hosted 2nd panel of the 5th Edition of the annual Democracy Conference #GEODEM. The main theme of the panel was International actors and election. The 2020 edition of the GIP’s annual conference revolves around the issue of Elections in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A New Challenge for Georgia’s Uncertain Democracy?  The conference, held this year via the online platform ZOOM is traditionally organized with the financial support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). (more…)

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The Youth Manifesto in progress: GIP team launched the Youth Summits for the GEOYOUTH2020 participants

Creation of the Youth Manifesto took an active turn at GIP at the end of June. Creating the Youth Manifesto is the ultimate goal of the project “GEOYOUTH 2020: Manifesto Engaging Youth in Politics in Georgia”, which GIP implements in partnership with a German think-tank Polis180 and the financial support of the German Foreign Office. (more…)

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ELS Diaries: June Edition

Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) presents June edition of the ELS Diaries –  a monthly overview of the “Emerging Leaders School” (ELS) trainings. Due to the spread of the Covid-19 the trainings still continue in online format.

The training program covered 11 topics and 21 sessions in June. Here are the topics and trainers: (more…)

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