Not EU’s world? Putting Georgia’s European Integration in Context

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 ...
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The Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU: Messages for Georgia #EU2018at

Natalia Tchamiashvili* In July 2018 Austria took over the Presidency of the Council of the EU. The driving motto of the Austria’s EU presidency is “A Europe that protects,” an objective that it wants to achieve using the principle of subsidiarity. On the level of the European Union, the emphas...
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Between a Rock and a Hard Place? Georgian, German and French Perspectives on European Values and Euro-Atlantic Integration #GEOEUvalues #CivilSocietyCooperation

Project donor: German Federal Foreign Office Project timeframe: 01/06/2018 – 31/12/2018 Project budget: 59,915 EUR Project partners: Polis180 (lead partner, Germany), Argo (France)   About #GEOEUvalues The Georgian Institute of Politics (Georgia), in partnership with Polis180 (Germany), a...
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GIP hold training for young journalists and journalism students

On 7 May 2018, the Georgian Institute of Politics hold training in Tbilisi for young journalists and journalism students on Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration issues. Training topics included: NATO & EU – Past, Present, and Future; Current state of Georgia’s integrations in NATO, cha...
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Church and Politics or Church in Politics: How does the Georgian Orthodox Church Impact Georgia’s European Integration Policy?

Vladimer Narsia This policy brief analyzes the role of the Georgian Orthodox Church (GOC) in Georgian society, particularly in the context of promoting the European integration process. The paper consists of three sections: sermons and preaching that influence European integration policy; the Church...
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Book Presentation – “Geopolitics and Security: A New Strategy for the South Caucasus” – in Berlin

Kornely Kakachia, the GIP director, participated in the book presentation – “Geopolitics and Security: A New Strategy for the South Caucasus” – hosted by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) on May 17, 2018 in Berlin,Germany.  The South Caucasus is a region at the...
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GIP Organized a Study Trip to Brussels for Georgian Regional Journalists

On 15-16 May 2018, The Georgian Institute of Politics, in the framework of the project – “Empowering Regional Journalists for Fact-Based Reporting on Euro-Atlantic Integration” – organized a study visit to Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium, for regional journalists in Georgia. Partici...
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EaP CSF Working Groups 2 & 5 Meets in Brussels

GIP policy analyst, Mariam Grigalashvili, participated in the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) Working Groups 2 and 5 meetings held in Brussels on May 15-16, 2018. Meetings of these working groups, consisting of 6 sub-groups (youth unemployment, activities of SEMs, AA implementatio...
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GIP Interview with Dr. Barbaza Kunz on Georgia’s European perspectives within the context of current debates on the EU’s future

Europeanization is often viewed in Georgia as the process with an end goal of the membership in the European Union. How is it seen from Paris and Berlin? Dr. Barbara Kunz, a research fellow at the French Institute of International Relations’ Study Committee on French-German Relations, was kind en...
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