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 ...
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Should Georgia Apply for EU Membership in 2024?

Expert Comment #15 | February, 2021 A plan to submit a formal application for EU membership by 2024 was announced recently by the ruling Georgian Dream party. The decision was announced a few weeks before the parliamentary election, during the election campaign, and was later confirmed by a parliame...
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2020 Deliverables: How Strong is Strong Enough for Georgian Economy?

Tinatin Akhvlediani In 2016, the EU and the EaP countries agreed on an ambitious agenda to deliver strengthened  economies by 2020. In line with this agenda, Georgia has developed an institutional and regulatory framework as foreseen by the Deliverables and has attracted mostly positive marks for i...
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D.RAD: GIP became a part of the new Horizon2020 project

Recently, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) became a part of the new Horizon2020 research project D.RAD – De-Radicalisation in Europe and Beyond: Detect, Resolve, Re-integrate. The project, which will last for three years, is financed by the EU’s research framework Horizon2020 and is...
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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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Burden-sharing in Conflict Mediation? Intergovernmental Spillover and EU Mediation in Georgia and Ukraine

Lozka Katsiaryna Working Paper, November 2020 / #11 Over the last two decades the European Union (EU) has been criticised for its rather limited role as a security actor in the conflicts in its Eastern neighbourhood, prioritizing the areas of “low politics” (Popescu 2010). It has partly been exp...
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EU and Ethnic Minorities in Georgia: How to Counter Misinformation and Disruptive Communication

Salome Minesashvili High public support is frequently claimed as a backbone of Georgia`s foreign policy direction and especially its ambition for membership in the European Union (EU). However, ethnic minorities in Georgia comprise a group whose unanimous approval the state’s foreign policy lacks....
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Informing Ethnic Minorities about the EU funding provided to Georgia during Covid-19 Crisis

*The text is also available in Armenian language – please scroll down* On May 8, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) held an online discussion regarding EU funding provided to Georgia during the Covid-19 crisis. The discussion targeted the ethnic minorities of Samtskhe-Javakheti and Kvemo...
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Resilience and democracy: Can a pragmatic EU still promote democracy in Georgia?

Bidzina Lebanidze Strengthening resilience in EU neighborhood states is a cornerstone of Brussels’ new ambitious global agenda. It aims to strengthen the states and societies that make up the EU neighborhood so they can better cope with challenges and crisis and adapt to fast changing political, s...
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