GIP’s annual conference: #GEODEM2021 will take place online

In May-June, 2021 GIP will be hosting the 6th edition of its traditional annual Democracy Conference #GEODEM2021. Due to the pandemic, the conference will be conducted online presenting 3 different thematic panels. Each of the panels under #GEODEM2021 will be held via the online platform ZOOM and participants are asked to register in advance. The conference will kick off on May 27th with the first panel focusing on the following topic: Substandard Election Conduct in Georgia: An Incurable Feature or Soluble Problem? (more…)

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ELS Diaries 2021 – April edition

In April, the training sessions at the Emerging Leaders School (ELS) were carried out within the mixed format – online as well as live. In total, 16 training sessions were held covering 7 different topics. (more…)

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GIP renewed its Space for Discussion series

In 2021, GIP renewed its Space for Discussion series held within the framework of its ongoing project “Promoting Youth Transformational Leaders in Georgia” financially supported by USAID. (more…)

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The Embassy of Poland to Georgia organized a policy discussion about NATO-Georgia Relations in cooperation with GIP

On April 22 at 14:00, the Embassy of Poland to Georgia organized the presentation and the subsequent discussion of the policy paper Game of (open) Doors: NATO-Georgian Relations and Challenges for Sustainable Partnership. The event was organized in cooperation with the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP). The document was presented and assessed by its authors – Prof. Kornely Kakachia, Director of GIP and Prof. Shalva Dzebisashvili, Head of the Political Science and International Relations Program at the University of Georgia. (more…)

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GIP participated in the “European Policy Center (EPC)” political dialogue

On April 21, Prof. Kornely Kakachia, the Director of the Georgian Institute of Politics, together with Marina Kaljurand, Member of the European Parliament, participated in a webinar “Georgia’s Political Crisis and the Effectiveness of the EU’s Response – What next? “. The first part of the discussion was connected to the current political situation in Georgia. The Director of GIP said that the recent agreement has relatively eased the situation, however it is necessary to take further steps and it is important that all political parties in Georgia become part of this agreement. (more…)

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III quarterly meeting of thematic Working Groups

The second phase of the project “Promoting Youth Transformational Leaders in Georgia”, which implies the creation of thematic working groups, is successfully underway. In total, 4 working groups unite selected alumni of the Emerging Leaders School ELS2020. Working on various interesting initiatives under the supervision of respective field experts, these groups are implementing a year-long small-scale projects. Through weekly meetings, mentors stay in close contact with participants and help group members deepen their knowledge in a variety of areas related to their activities. (more…)

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Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) summarized the first 100 days of the Georgian Dream government

On April 16th, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) presented the report “The First 100 Days of the Georgian Dream Government: Reality and Challenges”. The presentation took place at “Radisson Blu Iveria” hotel. The report analyzes the Georgian Dream (GD) government’s implementation of promised reforms during its first 100 days in office. In particular, the publication explores GD’s election program and assesses to what extent the new government made good on its campaign promises during the first 100 days. (more…)

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GEOYOUTH2021 has begun

Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) in partnership with German grass-root organization Polis180 launched a new project #GEOYOUTH2021 “Supporting youth participation in local political processes”. The project is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and aims at forming and supporting the local initiative groups across Georgia as well as identifying their needs and supporting implementation of their initiatives. (more…)

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Georgia’s Europeanization Beyond 2020: Assessing Progress, Identifying Challenges

The GIP held an online discussion “Georgia’s Europeanization Beyond 2020: Assessing Progress, Identifying Challenges” on April 14, 2021. The event brought together Georgian and international experts, academics and public officials to discuss the future of EaP framework and Georgia’s Europeanization agenda. (more…)

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MEPs statement on Georgia: open discussion with civil society and media

The Georgian Institute of Politics organized an open discussion between civil society, media and the Members of European Parliament (MEPs) on their recent statement on Georgia, on April 7, 2021. The online meeting brought together over 60 participants, including MEPs representing different European signatory parties to discuss the EU’s mediation efforts and the arguments listed in their statement with Georgian journalists and civil society representatives. (more…)

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ELS Diaries 2021 – March edition

In March, #ELS trainings moved offline and were held as live meetings. This gave the participants an opportunity for networking with each other as well as with the trainers. This edition of the ELS Diaries summarizes the trainings, which took place at the Emerging Leaders School (ELS) in March. In total, 16 training sessions were held covering 5 different topics. (more…)

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Call for young researchers from Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan on the geopolitical shifts in the South Caucasus region

Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) together with the Heinrich Boell Foundation Tbilisi Office – South Caucasus Region is launching the call for the research proposals that address the geopolitical shifts in the region and their consequences for the South Caucasus (SC) states and the EU. (more…)

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GIP launched a new project

From March 2021, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) together with the Heinrich Boell Foundation Tbilisi Office – South Caucasus Region launched the project “Analyzing Geopolitical Shifts in the South Caucasus.” The project aims at assessing the changing geopolitical and security environment in the South Caucasus, including the role of regional actors, such as Turkey, Russia, and Iran. (more…)

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EaP 2030 Scenarios Week: Georgia’s inclusive Europeanization: ethnic minorities advocating for change

On March 19, 2021, GIP held an online workshop with activists, journalists and students from Armenian and Azerbaijani ethnic minority groups on inclusive Europeanization and ways to achieve it. (more…)

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