EMBRACE Stakeholder Committee Meeting held in Tbilisi


The EMBRACE stakeholder committee meeting for the South Caucasus took place on June 19, 2023, in Tbilisi, Georgia. It was held in a hybrid format at Ilia State University and via Zoom. The meeting was a joint effort of Ghent University and Ilia State University. The committee attendees consisted of civil society, media, and academia representatives from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.

The meeting was divided into two parts. In the first part, the research team presented the EMBRACE project, including the research aims and objectives, design, methodology, and fieldwork plans. During the second part, the committee members provided feedback to the research team. In particular, the participants commented on case selection and other methodological or ethical aspects of the research.

All the participants expressed willingness to support the research process and contribute to reviewing its outcomes.

The EMBRACE (Embracing change: Overcoming obstacles and advancing democracy in the European Neighbourhood) is a Horizon Europe project that aims at analysing blockages to democratisation, identifies ways to overcome them, and suggests new policy tools to improve the European Union’s democracy promotion (EUDP) in the European neighbourhood. The project was launched in November 2022. 


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