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The proposed publication was prepared by five Georgian think tanks analyzing Georgia-EU relations. The initiative was backed and coordinated by EU Integration Program of Open Society Georgia Foundation. This is the united effort of representatives of Georgian think tank community to respond to Eastern Partnership Structural consultation launched by European Union in 2019. (more…)...
Increased Capacities of Georgian Civil Society and Identified Challenges for Georgian Small and Medium Enterprises to Access the EU Single Market
Georgia on European Way: Creation of Effective Model for DCFTA and SME Strategy Implementation
Project Findings & Recommendations for Further Action
Reporting on EU-Related Issues by Local Media Outlets in Georgia: Effectiveness of Government-Media Cooperation #ReportEU
Informing the public about the European Union (EU) (its functions, goals, etc.) is a complex task. Given its scope, this task cannot be exclusive to government agencies. In its own efforts, the government of Georgia needs partners to disseminate information.(more…)...
Informing the Public About the EU: The Media Practitioners from Georgia, Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic Share Experiences #ReportEU
Ekaterine Basilaia, Filip Pazderski,
Dr. Petra Kuchyňková, Jan Cingel
This report was commissioned in view of the deepening political polarization, rising populism, growing Euroscepticism and anti-Western movements as well as concerns over fake news, disinformation and propaganda in the media in the countries where the research was carried out.
Bidzina Lebanidze, Mariam Grigalashvili
One of the main shortcomings of academic and policy-relevant studies that explore Euro-Atlantic integration processes in Georgia and in the other Eastern Partnership (EaP) states is the tendency towards EU-centrism – they focus exclusively on Western actors and analyze the European integration processes in the post-Soviet region from the bilateral perspective of European Union (EU) – EaP relations (see, for instance, EaP Index or the majority of academic research). Meanwhile, recently it has become obvious that unlike Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) (more…)...
This publication is an integral part of the project “Georgia on the European Way: Creation of Eff ective Model for DCFTA and SME Strategy Implementation” launched in April 2017 and to be implemented by Spring 2019. The Project addresses the lack of awareness about opportunities provided by the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) Agreement between Georgia and the EU. It seeks to increase the role of Georgian civil society organizations in a nation-wide DCFTA/SME communication campaign and their capacities to assist local small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) in their preparations to access the EU single market.
The project is implemented by an international consortium of non-governmental organizations and think-tanks under the leadership of the Eastern Europe Studies Center (EESC, Lithuania) (more…)...
The publication analyzes the Georgian Dream (GD) government’s implementation of promised reforms during its first 100 days in office. (more…)...
Working Group: Bidzina Lebanidze, Philip Remler (Principal Drafter), Atanas Dimitrov , Samuel Goda , Konstanze Jüngling , Nino Kemoklidze , Ida Manton and others
This project aims to provide a menu of innovative ways in which the international community can engage with all sides in the four so-called “frozen conflicts” (more…)...
Project’s reflection group:
Kornely Kakachia, Nadezhda Arbatova, Hüseyin Bağci, Serena Giusti, William Hill, Dzianis Melyantsou, Kari Möttölä, Barend ter Haar and Monika Wohlfeld
“In the wake of the current confrontation between Russia and the West, will the nations of Europe govern their interactions by rules and principles, (more…)...
GIP report / September 2016
Youth participation in electoral and political processes is important for the development of modern democratic societies for two reasons: (more…)...