EU and Ethnic Minorities in Georgia: How to Counter Misinformation and Disruptive Communication

Salome Minesashvili High public support is frequently claimed as a backbone of Georgia`s foreign policy direction and especially its ambition for membership in the European Union (EU). However, ethnic minorities in Georgia comprise a group whose unanimous approval the state’s foreign policy lacks....
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Informing Ethnic Minorities about the EU funding provided to Georgia during Covid-19 Crisis

*The text is also available in Armenian language – please scroll down* 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...
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Resilience and democracy: Can a pragmatic EU still promote democracy in Georgia?

Bidzina Lebanidze Strengthening resilience in EU neighborhood states is a cornerstone of Brussels’ new ambitious global agenda. It aims to strengthen the states and societies that make up the EU neighborhood so they can better cope with challenges and crisis and adapt to fast changing political, s...
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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 w...
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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 i...
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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 ...
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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 Partn...
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Future of Eastern Partnership – Georgian Perspective

In the summer of 2019, the European Union launched consultations with Georgian CSOs on the future of the Eastern Partnership. In response to this process, on the initiative of the Open Society Georgia Foundation, five Georgian think tanks have produced a joint document describing the ways of tra...
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Georgia’s Dangerous Slide Away From Democracy

Kornely Kakachia, Bidzina Lebanidze Originally published by Carnegie Europe It’s a repetition Georgia could do without. This strategically important country in the Caucasus has been beset by yet another political crisis. This time, the catalyst was the government’s failure to follow through on...
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Does EU have role in stopping backsliding in Georgia?

Kornely Kakachia, Bidzina Lebanidze  Originally posted by EUobserver The EU’s eastern neighbourhood is in flux. The collapse of the pro-reform government in Moldova and the stagnation of anti-corruption reforms in Ukraine was recently followed yet by another political crisis in Georgia. On 14...
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