Georgia’s Europeanization Beyond 2020: Assessing Progress, Identifying Challenges

The GIP held an online discussion “Georgia’s Europeanization Beyond 2020: Assessing Progress, Identifying Challenges” on April 14, 2021. The event brought together Georgian and international experts, academics and public officials to discuss the future of EaP framework and Georgia’s Europeanization agenda. (more…)

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MEPs statement on Georgia: open discussion with civil society and media

The Georgian Institute of Politics organized an open discussion between civil society, media and the Members of European Parliament (MEPs) on their recent statement on Georgia, on April 7, 2021. The online meeting brought together over 60 participants, including MEPs representing different European signatory parties to discuss the EU’s mediation efforts and the arguments listed in their statement with Georgian journalists and civil society representatives. (more…)

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ELS Diaries 2021 – March edition

In March, #ELS trainings moved offline and were held as live meetings. This gave the participants an opportunity for networking with each other as well as with the trainers. This edition of the ELS Diaries summarizes the trainings, which took place at the Emerging Leaders School (ELS) in March. In total, 16 training sessions were held covering 5 different topics. (more…)

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Call for young researchers from Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan on the geopolitical shifts in the South Caucasus region

Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) together with the Heinrich Boell Foundation Tbilisi Office – South Caucasus Region is launching the call for the research proposals that address the geopolitical shifts in the region and their consequences for the South Caucasus (SC) states and the EU. (more…)

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GIP launched a new project

From March 2021, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) together with the Heinrich Boell Foundation Tbilisi Office – South Caucasus Region launched the project “Analyzing Geopolitical Shifts in the South Caucasus.” The project aims at assessing the changing geopolitical and security environment in the South Caucasus, including the role of regional actors, such as Turkey, Russia, and Iran. (more…)

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EaP 2030 Scenarios Week: Georgia’s inclusive Europeanization: ethnic minorities advocating for change

On March 19, 2021, GIP held an online workshop with activists, journalists and students from Armenian and Azerbaijani ethnic minority groups on inclusive Europeanization and ways to achieve it. (more…)

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Op-Ed: Time to Push for Consensus-based Politics in Georgia

Authors: Prof. Kornely Kakachia, Director of Georgian Institute of Politics; Bidzina Lebanidze, Senior Analyst at Georgian Institute of Politics.

The Op-Ed is originally published by civil.ge  (more…)

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ELS Diaries 2021 – February edition

ELS Diaries are coming back! This year too, we will publish a monthly digest for the Emerging Leaders School ELS2021 overviewing and summarizing all the activities taking place during the month. (more…)

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Op-Ed: Understanding Georgia’s current political situation

Author: Teona Zurabashvili, Policy Analyst at Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP). 

The Op-Ed is originally published by neweurope.eu/ (more…)

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Black Sea Winter University 2021

On 17-19 February, Black Sea Winter University 2021 took place virtually! The topic of this year’s program was Conflicts and Geopolitics in the Black Sea Region.

Black Sea Winter University offers a high-profile study course for students of graduate programs in political science, international relations and other relevant fields. The course is designed for both Georgian and international students. (more…)

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D.RAD: GIP became a part of the new Horizon2020 project

Recently, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) became a part of the new Horizon2020 research project D.RAD – De-Radicalisation in Europe and Beyond: Detect, Resolve, Re-integrate. The project, which will last for three years, is financed by the EU’s research framework Horizon2020 and is implemented by international research consortium consisting of 18 EU and non-EU partners: (more…)

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II quarterly meeting of thematic Working Groups

The second phase of the project “Promoting Youth Transformational Leaders in Georgia”, which implies the creation of thematic working groups, is successfully underway. In total, 4 working groups unite selected alumni of the Emerging Leaders School (ELS2020). Working on various interesting initiatives under the supervision of respective field experts, there groups plan to implement small-scale projects within a year. Through weekly meetings, mentors stay in close contact with participants and help group members deepen their knowledge in a variety of areas. (more…)

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How to get published?

How to get published? – Two-day master class for PhD students and early career researchers  will be held on 29-30 March 2021 (online via Zoom). 

In academia we all face the challenge of publishing more and better. For doctoral students and early career researchers, breaking into the publishing world may sometimes seem as an insurmountable hurdle. Rejections are frequent and the reviews often may seem harsh. How to navigate this? (more…)

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Online movie-discussion: The line between unbiased media coverage and the encouragement of radical right-wing narratives

On January 25, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) organized the second online movie-discussion based on the 3 following documentary videos:

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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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