In December 2017, European Union Studies Association (EUSA) organized series of open lectures on the issues of EU-Georgia relations at several regional universities of Georgia. The lectures were held at Gori State Teaching University, Kutaisi Akaki Tsereteli State University, and Telavi Iakob Gogebashvili State University. Over 100 students took part in the lecture-seminars and discussions.
The students had an opportunity to meet and held discussion with EUSA expert, Deputy Director of Georgian Center for Security and Development (GCSD).
At the meeting with students following key topics were covered: History of EU-Georgia relations and current cooperation schemes; Association Agenda and DCFTA; Importance and implications of EU-Georgia Association Agenda, carried out and ongoing reforms and existing challenges; Importance of Georgia’s economic cooperation with the EU (free trade potential); EU support programmes and opportunities for students; Visa-liberalization and European values; Future perspectives and objectives of EU-Georgia relations.
The lectures were held in the framework of the EU’s Erasmus + Jean Monnet project “Disseminating Knowledge on EU-Georgian Association Agreement among Academic Communities in Georgia”.