29/05/2024 GIP

Call for Applications – Black Sea Summer University 2024

Application is now open for the Black Sea Summer University – Shifting Tides: Exploring Conflict Dynamics in the Black Sea Region – organized by Centre International de Formation Européenne (Nice University), Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, New Vision University, and the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP).

Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
Dates: 14-20 July 2024
Working language: English

Black Sea Summer University offers a high-profile study course for students of graduate programs in political science, international relations, and other relevant fields. The course is designed for both Georgian and international students.

The program includes lectures and interactive seminars on the conflict dynamics in the Black Sea region. Black Sea Summer University provides an opportunity for students to attend lectures conducted by renowned experts on Eastern Europe and the Black Sea region from a number of universities. Students will have the chance to learn more about the challenges that the shifting international context poses for the region. The program also includes teambuilding activities and excursions outside Tbilisi.

At the end of the program, participants will have the opportunity to obtain ECTS credits -4,5.


  • National perspectives to European security challenges in the Black Sea region
  • Energy Politics and Resource Competition in the Black Sea Region
  • The geopolitics of EU enlargement in the East

(To be updated)


Students are currently enrolled in Bachelor’s (in their third or fourth-year university studies), Master’s, and PhD’s degree programs in Political Science, International Relations, and other relevant fields.

Application Process:

For Georgian Participants:

Please submit the following documents in English: (1) Motivation Letter; and (2) CV electronically to [email protected] no later than June 10, 2024.

Do not forget to indicate the Black Sea Summer University 2024 in the subject line of the email.

Participation in the program is free of charge!

For additional information about the program, please, contact: Nini KvirikashviliSummer Academy Coordinator, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP)  at the same address: [email protected]


For International Participants:

To learn more about the application process and submit the application, please follow the instructions on the link https://www.cife.eu/en/4/description_292-1

For additional information about the program, please, contact:  Marie-France PERDIGON, Director of the Summer University Programme, CIFE, at the following address: [email protected]; [email protected]

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