Emerging Leader’s School (ELS) was opened in Batumi and Zugdidi

On February 15th, the opening ceremony of Emerging Leader’s School (ELS) took place in 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. 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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10 years after the introduction of the Eastern Partnership program: GIP participated in a Round-Table organized by Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in Rome

On 7th of February, the Director of GIP Kornely Kakachia participated in a round table dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership program. The round-table, which took place in Rome, Italy, was organized by an Italian think-tank Istituto Affari Internazionali – IAI together with the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) (more…)

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GIP conducted its Jean Monnet project introductory meeting in Akhalkalaki

On January 31, 2020, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) held the first field meeting within the framework of its Jean Monnet project at the local office of Rondeli Foundation (GFSIS) in Akhalkalaki. The project is financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the project to the ethnic and religious minority groups living in Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia.  (more…)

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Project Introductory Meeting in Marneuli

On January 29, 2020, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) held the very first field meeting within the framework of its Jean Monnet project at the local Center for Civic Engagement in Marneuli. The project is financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the project to the ethnic and religious minority groups living in Kvemo Kartli region of Georgia. (more…)

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Promote and Act for Europe – GIP launched a new project

Since December 2019, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) implements a new project “Promote and Act for Europe”, which is financially supported by the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Programme of the European Union. The project aims at promoting discussion and reflection on EU issues among ethnic minority groups in Georgia, specifically, raising their awareness on the benefits of Georgia’s European Integration and the equal opportunities provided by the EU based on the EU-Georgia Association Agreement and DCFTA.  (more…)

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GIP Director delivered speech at a public hearing of the European Parliament’s AFET Committee

On 21st of January, 2020 GIP Director Dr. Kornely Kakachia, delivered speech in Brussels, at a public hearing of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET), where he was officially invited by the Chair of AFET, Dr. David McAllister. Public hearing on “The Eastern Partnership – vision of development after 2020” touched upon the future development perspectives for the EaP in the next decade.  (more…)

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Selecting Youth Transformational Leaders for the Emerging Leaders School has Started

GIP has started the second round of selecting participants for the Emerging Leaders School (ELS), which will take place from February to July, 2020 in four regions of Georgia – Tbilisi, Kvemo Kartli, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti and Ajara. With the purpose of enhancing youth participation in social and political life of Georgia the School will provide active young people with diverse backgrounds and from various parts of the country with series of trainings in fields related to political science, international relations, media and communications and economics as well as provide them with practical skills of project management, lobbying and advocacy, art of debate and public speech, etc. (more…)

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Brussels Kick-off meeting of Jean Monnet project-winners

On November 18, 2019 the European Commission Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) in Brussels organized Jean Monnet Coordinator’s Kick-off meeting. The event brought together the coordinators of winner projects, members of the Executive Agency’s Jean Monnet team and colleagues from the European Commission. (more…)

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Call for Young Researchers from Georgia on Turkish Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus

Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) together with the Heinrich Boell Foundation Tbilisi Office – South Caucasus Region is launching the project “Current State and Trends of Turkish Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus”, which aims at encouraging young researchers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia to develop relevant policy briefs on contemporary Turkish Foreign Policy towards South Caucasus region. (more…)

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Call for Young Researchers from Azerbaijan on Turkish Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus

Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) together with the Heinrich Boell Foundation Tbilisi Office – South Caucasus Region is launching the project “Current State and Trends of Turkish Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus”, which aims at encouraging young researchers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia to develop relevant policy briefs on contemporary Turkish Foreign Policy towards South Caucasus region. (more…)

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Call for Young Researchers from Armenia Project on Turkish Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus

In collaboration with the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) and the Heinrich Boell Foundation Tbilisi Office – South Caucasus Region, the Regional Studies Center (RSC) is assisting with the launch of their project, “The Current State and Trends of Turkish Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus”, which is engaged in a collaborative effort by young researchers from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia to develop relevant policy briefs on contemporary Turkish foreign policy related to the South Caucasus region. (more…)

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GIP launches a new project with USAID support to promote transformational young leaders in Georgia

To promote transformational young leaders in Georgia, enhancing their participation and representation in public life, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP), with the financial support of USAID, is launching a new project. In the framework of this project, the GIP, in partnership with the CRRC Georgia, plans to engage young Georgian leaders in discussion and encourage them towards political and civic participation. (more…)

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Call for Applications: GEOPATH Scholarship Scheme for PhD in Political Science

The Georgian Institute of Politics and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs in cooperation with Faculty of Social and Political science of TSU would like to invite prospective PhD students to apply for the GEOPATH scholarship scheme for the academic year of 2019-2022.

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Join GIP Team

Currently, GIP seeks to fill the following positions – all interested candidates are welcome to apply by sending a CV and motivation letter to info@gip.ge, including the position title in the subject line. Applications should be prepared in English and submitted by September 24, COB.  

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A new article by Kornely Kakachia and Bidzina Lebanidze explaining Ukraine’s and Georgia’s drive towards Europe

Journal of Contemporary European Studies published a new article by GIP Senior Policy Analysts – Bidzina Lebanidze and Kornely Kakachia – “Defying marginality: explaining Ukraine’s and Georgia’s drive towards Europe”

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