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.