15/05/2024 GIP

Prospects and Challenges of Georgia’s European Integration

On May 14, Prof. Kornely Kakachia, Director of the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) and Jean Monnet Chair of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University facilitated a meeting for university students with a delegation of Foreign Affairs Committee Chairs of EU member states.

The event, titled ‘Prospects and Challenges of Georgia’s European Integration,’ organized with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation South Caucasus office, provided a platform to assess Georgia’s future relations with the European Union. It examined the risks associated with potential deviations from the current foreign policy course, analyzed strategies for maintaining and strengthening recently established bilateral ties, and discussed the impact of internal political events on Georgia’s European integration process.

Speakers at the panel discussion included:

  • Michael Roth, Chairman of the Bundestag Foreign Affairs Committee
  • Žygimantas Pavilionis, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Sebastian Tynkkynen, Member of the Finnish Parliament
  • Bogdan Klich, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Sejm of Poland
  • Pavel Fischer, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Czech Republic Parliament

The panel was moderated by Prof. Kornely Kakachia.

The panel discussion was organized as part of the Jean Monnet project, which aims to promote the study of the Europeanization of Georgia’s foreign policy. It seeks to raise awareness among young people about the EU and Georgia’s European perspective, promote participatory-based research, and encourage active discussion on this topic in Georgian society.


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