Statement of the “No to Phobia!” civil platform regarding the initiative on criminal liability for insult of ”religious feelings”

The initiative submitted to the Parliament of Georgia by MP Emzar Kvitsiani, which provides for criminal liability for “insults to religious feelings”, causes extreme concern. Such initiative contradicts both constitutional and international standards of freedom of expression and is an attempt to suppress critical opinion in the society.It is especially alarming that the aforementioned idea... Read More

Lecture on EU in Akhaltsikhe

Within the framework of GRASS project “EU Studies Module for the Regions and MOOC about the EU”, we continue our lectures on the EU. On April 19, a lecture on Georgia-EU relations and specifically visa-free travel was held at Samtskhe-Javakheti University. The lecture was conducted by the Open Society Georgia Foundation European Integration Program Manager Vano Chkhikvadze. The project... Read More

Presentation of Publication – “Propaganda Made-to-Measure: How our Vulnerabilities Facilitate Russian Influence”

On April 17, Information Center on NATO and EU hosted a presentation of the Georgian Reforms Associates (GRASS) “Propaganda Made-to-Measure: How our Vulnerabilities Facilitate Russian Influence”.A new GlobalFocus Center study by a multidisciplinary, multinational team, of the permeability of countries in the Black Sea region to malign influence and propaganda and the associated Propaganda Permeability Index... Read More

Lecture on the history of the European Union in Samtskhe-Javakheti

On April 12, in the Samtskhe-Javakheti State University, a lecture on the history of the European Union was held in the frames of GRASS project “Creation of EU Training Module for Regional Universities in Georgia”. The project targets universities in the following regions of Georgia:  Kakheti Region, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Imereti Region, Samegrelo- Zemo Svaneti and Shida... Read More