The Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies (GISS) is a non-profit, non-partisan think-tank established in November 2012. The GISS’s mission is to serve as a resource for interested parties in understanding political, security and foreign policy choices before Georgia and the wider region.
- Contributing to the policy debate in Georgia and elsewhere through its analyses, recommendations and commentaries;
- Establishing a venue for the pluralistic exchange of opinions among various societal groups and government agencies;
- Investing in youth leadership through knowledge-sharing;
- Skill-development trainings and hands-on activities;
- Conducting study visits and exchanges for sharing Euro-Atlantic values and principles;
- Researching on political and foreign policy trends in Georgia and the region;
- Serving as a knowledge-sharing hub between hands on professionals and parties interested to acquire expertise and experience accumulated throughout Georgia’s transition;
Over the past four years GISS has implemented the projects that foster dialogue, contribute to confidence-building and create resources for peaceful conflict resolution through greater connectivity between youth residing in Abkhazia and the rest of Georgia. The main goal of the projects is to compact deeply rooted harmful stereotypes and to build confidence and connectivity between youth from both sides (Abkhazians and Georgians) through joint learning process, teamwork and informal socializing.
The confidence-building projects have already targeted 100 beneficiaries.
Our international partners are USAID, the Embassy of Lithuania in Georgia, Swedish Government, UNDP, Sida, Visegrad Fund and European Endowment for Democracy (EED).
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