Compendium of Policy Documents

Levan Kakhishvili, Salome Minesashvili, Nino Samkharadze, Salome Kandelaki The first of the four documents, but by no means in terms of importance, is authored by Levan Kakhishvili and asks an important question: Do ethnic minorities benefit from Georgia’s Europeanization? In this document, Levan ...
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Challenges of the Ethnic Minorities on the Path of Georgia’s European Integration: Presentation of the research findings

On October 8th and 9th, 2020, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) held presentations of the research findings on the issue of challenges of and benefits for Armenian and Azerbaijani minorities in the process of Georgia’s European integration. The research was conducted under the framework of the ...
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Do Ethnic Minorities Benefit from Georgia’s Europeanization?

Levan Kakhishvili Georgia’s Europeanization has resulted in opportunities and both tangible and intangible benefits for Georgian society at large. However, as ethnic minorities are poorly integrated into Georgian social and political life, it is important to explore to what extent minority communi...
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A new article by Kornely Kakachia and Bidzina Lebanidze explaining Ukraine’s and Georgia’s drive towards Europe

Journal of Contemporary European Studies published a new article by GIP Senior Policy Analysts – Bidzina Lebanidze and Kornely Kakachia – “Defying marginality: explaining Ukraine’s and Georgia’s drive towards Europe”...
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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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The socializing effects of Georgian parties’ membership in European political party federations

Levan Kakhishvili Building a functioning party political system is a complex process that is influenced by a range of factors. On the other hand, the nature of party politics also shapes the process of democratization. That means that, without the foundation of relevant political party system, it is...
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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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GIP held discussions in Georgian regions about Democratization and Europeanization challenges in Georgia

On 19-28 June, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) held discussions in Georgian regions about Democratization and Europeanization challenges in Georgia. Telavi, Batumi, Kutaisi and Gori Centers for Civic Engagement hosted GIP director – Kornely Kakachia and policy analysts – Levan Kakhishvi...
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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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GIP Hosted International Conference – “Democratization and Europeanization Agenda During Uncertain times: Georgia in Focus” #GEODEM2018

While Georgia has made an impressive progress on Europeanization agenda, its capacity to consolidate democracy is still uncertain. To discuss the prospects and challenges of Georgia’s democratization and Europeanization, on 2 May, 2018, the Georgian Institute of Politics with support of the Nation...
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