On November 26-29, 2018 the Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies (GISS) hosted a four-day Tbilisi Transformational Leadership Forum 2018 supported by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The forum brought together young leaders from the six Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries as well as participants from Sweden, Estonia, Poland and Lithuania. Leading speakers from governments, media, think tanks, international organizations and academia offered practitioners viewpoint on important issues related to evolving political, social and economic dynamics in Eastern Partnership countries and beyond.
The second phase of the project will take place in Sweden, where young leaders will have an opportunity to meet Swedish policy makers and representatives of think tanks and academia.
On April 17-21, 2016 the second phase of the Tbilisi Transformational Leadership Forum 2016 took place in Stockholm, Sweden. This study trip has been organized by the Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies (GISS) in partnership with Swedish Institute for Public Administration (SIPU International) with financial support provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden.
The study trip made it possible for the young leaders from the EaP states to interact with local opinion-makers and practitioners in order to get a first-hand exposure to the best practices associated with Sweden. The study tour programme included meetings at the Parliament of Sweden, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SIDA, Swedish Institute (SI), as well as representatives of Think Tanks and Party Affiliated Organizations (PAOs).
On March 14-16, 2016 the Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies (GISS) hosted a three-day Tbilisi Transformational Leadership Forum 2016 supported by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The forum brought together young leaders from the six EaP countries as well as Sweden, Estonia, Poland and Lithuania to discuss past and future challenges and opportunities of transformational processes in the EaP societies together with prospects of their approximation with the EU.
The speakers represented a broad spectrum of experts from politics, diplomacy, media, security and civil society sectors.
Open to: young professionals between 24 and 35 years old from Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries and the following EU member states: Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania and Poland.
Dates: 13-17 March, 2016, Tbilisi, Georgia and mid-April, 2016, Stockholm, Sweden.
The Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies (GISS), with funding from Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is implementing a project titled: Tbilisi Transformational Leadership Forum (TTLF) 2016. TTLF 2016 is the second consecutive international transformational leadership forum organized by GISS. Continue reading
On November 2-5, 2014 the Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies (GISS) in partnership with the Slovak Atlantic Commission (SAC) organized a study visit to Bratislava for 12 young leaders from the Eastern Partnership countries. The young leaders met with the representatives of the Slovak government, NGOs and private businesses. During the visit discussions focused on political, economic and energy challenges facing Slovakia. In addition, Slovak opinion leaders presented priorities for the 2016 Slovak presidency of the European Union. The project is supported by the International Visegrad Fund.
The project partners are: Foreign Policy Association of Moldova, EUROPEUM-Institute of European Policy (Czech Republic), the Polish Institute of International Affairs, the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs, the Slovak Atlantic Commission, and Institute of Political Education (Ukraine).
On June 2-4, 2014 the Georgian Institute of Strategic Studies (GISS) hosted the first edition of Tbilisi Transformational Leadership Forum (TTLF) supported by the Visegrad Fund.
The programme brought together a group of 20 practitioners (young leaders) in law, politics, academia, government, private enterprise, civil society, and international development from the Eastern Partnership (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Armenia and Belarus) and Visegrad 4 (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) countries.
During 3 days of lectures and discussions accompanied by guest speakers from both political and non-governmental background the participants were provided with an opportunity to exchange experiences and obtain practical training to advance their knowledge and skill set in dealing with domestic and international issues in their respective countries.