Roundtable discussion in Ireland – “Prospects and Challenges for the Europeanisation of Georgia”

On April 24 GIP Director, Kornely Kakachia, was invited to speak at the roundtable discussion – “Prospects and Challenges for the Europeanisation of Georgia” organized by  the Institute of International and European Affairs – Ireland’s leading think tank on European and Internatio...
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GIP hosted its annual Democracy Conference “Polarization trap: Georgia’s democracy on the edge of trust crisis and the rise of populism” #GEODEM2019

The rise of populism and the polarization of political parties and the media are two of the most problematic issues that Georgia faces today along its path to democratization. In spite of the actuality of these topics, there is a lack of sufficient knowledge and academic discussion about these probl...
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Compendium of Policy Briefs 2019

Salome Minesashvili, Levan Kakhishvili,Bidzina Lebanidze, Nino Robakidze The four policy briefs in the publication introduce policy recommendations to tackle the trust crisis, polarization, and populism in Georgia. In particular, the publication focuses on the effect the decreasing level of trust in...
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GIP, IPRE & ACGRC to facilitate effective Visa Liberalization in Georgia, Moldova and Armenia through experience sharing

The Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) together with the Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE, Moldova) and the Analytical Center on Globalization and Regional Cooperation (ACGRC, Armenia) have launched a new project “Facilitating Effective Visa Liberalization in Georgia, Moldova an...
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Rise of Nationalist Populism in Georgia: Implications for European Integration

Bidzina Lebanidze[1] This policy brief explores to what extent the rising wave of populist nationalism in Georgia affects the process of Georgia’s approximation to the EU. Normatively speaking, the populist nationalist discourse in Georgia is Eurosceptic as it legitimizes itself through opposition...
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Georgia and the EU’s Eastern Partnership: a Swedish Perspective

Martin Kragh[1] The ‘hybrid war’ waged by Russia against Ukraine since 2014, which was preceded by the short-lived Russia-Georgia War in 2008, has exposed the wider conflict between the respective goals and ambitions of the EU and Russia in their shared neighbourhood. The Kremlin’s belligerenc...
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GIP organized a training in Tbilisi for journalists, editors and NGO representatives

On February 25-26, 2019 the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) organized a 2-day training in Tbilisi for journalists, editors and NGO representatives, working in the eastern part of Georgia, who are interested in EU-Georgia relations. Training is a part of the GIP project “Experience-Sharin...
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Why Can’t Georgia Take Full Advantage of Opportunities Provided by the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA)?

Natia Daghelishvili The Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) provides a preferential regime for trade between Georgia and the EU and creates opportunities to increase access between the markets based on harmonized regulations. More specifically, DCFTA enables Georgian entrepreneurs to sell...
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Press Release: Training in Tbilisi for journalists, editors and NGO representatives working in the eastern part of Georgia

On February 25-26, 2019 the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) organizes training in Tbilisi for journalists, editors and NGO representatives working in the eastern part of Georgia who are interested in EU-Georgia relations. Training is a part of the GIP project “Experience-Sharing of V4 Co...
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“Germany’s Role in Georgia’s European Future: How to align expectations?” – GIP & IEP joint public event in Berlin

On February 8 the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) and the Institute for European Politics (IEP) jointly organised a public event on “Germany’s Role in Georgia’s European Future: How to align expectations?” in Berlin, Germany. ...
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