Researchers of the Economic Policy Research Center from Georgia visited Berlin

From 15 – 18 April 2019, the Berlin Policy Hub welcomed a delegation from the Georgian think tank Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) for a second research and networking visit. The EPRC, based in Tbilisi, was founded in 2002 and deals with the challenges of Georgia’s economic trans­for­mation and with security policy issues. It contributes to scien­tif­i­cally well-founded economic research and policy consul­tancy in Georgia.

During their stay, our guests Irina Guruli, Deputy Director of EPRC, and Shota Gvineria, Senior Fellow, met researcher from German think tanks and founda­tions to discuss current research topics and potential research collab­o­ra­tions. Among the organ­i­sa­tions visited were the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), the German Institute for Inter­na­tional and Security Affairs (SWP) , the Jacques Delors Institute, the German Marshall Fund (GMF), the Centre for Eastern Europe and Inter­na­tional Studies (ZOiS), the Stiftung Neue Verant­wortung and the German Atlantic Society. In particular, topics discussed include China’s growing influence in the South Caucasus region, Russia’s hybrid warfare and how to strength­ening Georgia’s resilience, as well as questions of Germany’s migration policy towards Georgian immigrants.

The project “Berlin Policy Hub” is part of the “Europeanization beyond Process” initiative supported by the Open Society Founda­tions. The hub estab­lished at IEP strengthens the network of researchers and think tankers from Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine with their German counter­parts and offers them oppor­tu­nities to present their expertise and research results in Germany.

More infor­mation about our project website and our partner organ­i­sation EPRC.