GIP and NUPI start a new project: “Competency through Cooperation: Advancing knowledge on Georgia’s strategic path” (GEOPATH)

The Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) is happy to announce the beginning of GEOPATH, a four-year collaboration project with Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), funded by the Research Council of Norway. GEOPATH revolves around a research project that will produce cutting-edge, wel...
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Trendy Tbilisi: where Georgian fashion meets public diplomacy

Lorraine Vaney In the last three years, the Georgian fashion scene has gone through an unprecedented development. Tbilisi became a new hot-spot for buyers and opinion makers looking for authenticity, avant-gardism and exoticism. The capital of Georgia certainly took advantage of the dynamics rul...
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Beyond top-down democratisation: protests of Georgian students, ‘ravers’ and workers

Tornike Bakakuri Over the last couple of years, Georgia’s protesting scene has experienced an interesting transformation – the emergence of self-organised groups and networks, exerting direct pressure on the state instead of relying on political parties and the international community. This blog...
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The Future of the Eastern Partners: 6 Lessons from the Western Balkans

Frauke Seebass In the fifteen years since the Thessaloniki declaration confirmed the European accession partnership with the Western Balkans, only Croatia has succeeded in joining the Union. However, a new momentum has emerged this year, with the Commission seeing a new “credible enlargement persp...
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New publication – “The Struggle for Good Governance in Eastern Europe”

Originaly published by CEPS This book contains the first comprehensive and independent comparative assessment of the fundamental political challenges facing Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine in the context of their Association Agreements with the EU. Issues analysed in depth include the functioning...
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Study visits of Georgian entrepreneurs, civil society and public officials to Lithuania and Slovakia

In October and November 2018, altogether 30 representatives of Georgian small and medium enterprises, civil society organizations and public officials were provided with opportunity to visit and learn about Lithuanian and Slovak practices of integrating into the EU single market. Each visit consiste...
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What could change in the composition of the European Parliament? Should Georgia be worried?

Ketevan Goletiani* Citizens of the 27 EU member states will elect a new European Parliament in 2019. Internal tensions within the European Union and Brexit will influence these elections, as will turbulence on the international stage and migration-related and social challenges, which will result in ...
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#GEOEUvalues panel discussion and policy paper presentation in Paris

On 22 October 2018 The Georgian Institute of Politics , Polis180 and Argo jointly organized the panel discussion and the policy paper presentation in Paris in the framework of the project –  Between a Rock and a Hard Place? Georgian, German and French Perspectives on European Values an...
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GIP regional meetings to promote an informed engagement by youth in Europeanization in Georgia

Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP)  in the framework of the project – “Promoting an informed engagement by civil society and youth in Europeanization in Georgia” – together with the Ambassadors of EU member countries, visited Universities of Gori, Kutaisi and Telavi. These meetin...
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Public discussion: “Georgia in European discourses: Lithuanian perspective”

On 15 November 2018 the Georgian Institute of Politics hosted the public discussion: “Georgia in European Discourses: Lithuanian Perspective” at Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF). The event was made possible with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to Georgia an...
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