Eastern Partnership: Status of the implementation of the Association Agreement between Georgia and the European Union (EU)

On May 12, 2021, the French-Georgian University in partnership with the French Institute of Georgia organized an online conference dedicated to the implementation of the Association Agreement between Georgia and the European Union.

The conference, jointly opened by the Ambassador of Georgia in France Mrs. Tea Katukia and the Ambassador of France in Georgia Mr. Diégo Colas, brought together French and Georgian academics as well as representatives of Georgian and European institutions.

The objective of the conference was to discuss the EU-Georgia Association Agreement as a legal instrument of the EU’s neighborhood policy, its nature and potential, as well as the way it can be used. 

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Night of Ideas 2021

On January 28, 2021, the French Institute of Georgia in partnership with the French-Georgian University organized an online debate of ideas as part of the 2021 edition of the “Night of Ideas”.

This debate evening was organized around the topic – “Close. Teaching and research facing the challenge of distance “

Each year, the Night of Ideas is an invitation to discover the latest knowledge, to listen to those who advance ideas in all fields, to discuss the major issues of our time.

Discover the video in French with Georgian subtitles:


“How to Govern a People-King?”

New Political Art Treaty

French Literary Award (Prix des députés) for Best Political Book in 2019

Conference-presentation of the book “How to Govern a People-King” took place on February 20, 2020 at the mediatheque of French Institute, Tbilisi. The work was presented by its author, president of the College of Philosophy, professor at the Sorbonne University – Mr. Pierre-Henri Tavoillot. The author shared the main ideas of his work. Mr. Jean Cassien Billier, professor in political and moral philosophy at Sorbonne University, talked about the concept of transparency in politics.


Pierre-Henri Tavoillot: “Have we entered the era of democratic decline, even in a post-democratic age? Let us admit the existence of at least triple disappointment: liberal democracy suffers from a terrible crisis of representation, a serious public powerlessness and a great deficit of meaning. In other words, it would have lost, along the way, both the people who founded it, the government that maintains it and the horizon that guides it.”

 “Is French secularism exportable?”

Conference – debate “Is French secularism exportable?” organized within the framework of French-Georgian University took place on February 19, 2020 at Ilia State University library – Ligamus, Tbilisi. Professors in philosophy (Sorbonne University) Mr. Pierre-Henri Tavoillot and Mr. Jean-Cassien Billier as well as Mrs. Sopiko Zviadadze, professor in religious and cultural studies (Ilia State University) shared their views about French secularism. The aim of the conference was to approach and analyze the different aspects of secularism in France and to compare it with other models. Georgian participants talked about secularism in their country and compared it with the situation in France.