Democratization and Europeanization in Georgia: How to lead the process?

Levan Kakhishvili, Elene Panchulidze Despite the fact that European integration is a priority for the Georgian government, public opinion polls demonstrate that there is a lack of public awareness about the processes of Europeanization and democratization. It is not always clear to an average Georgi...
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Between a Rock and a Hard Place? Georgian, German and French Perspectives on European Values and Euro-Atlantic Integration #GEOEUvalues

The Georgian Institute of Politics (Tbilisi), Polis180 (Berlin) and Argo (Paris) jointly organized the German-Georgian-French workshop and conference – “Between a Rock and a Hard Place? Georgian, German and French Perspectives on European Values and Euro-Atlantic Integration” #GEOEUval...
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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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GIP Report Presentation – “Not EU’s world? Putting Georgia’s European Integration in Context”

On 13 September 2018 the Georgian Institute of Politics, with the financial support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), presented a new publication – “Not EU’s world? Putting Georgia’s European Integration in Context” by GIP analysts – Bidzina Lebanidze and Mariam Grigalashvil...
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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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