Democratic Political Culture

Democratic Political Culture

On June 16, 2016, the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation hosted public debate "June13: Lessons Learned".

Public Debates on "Participatory Politics"


On May 27th, 2016, Auditorium #115 (I. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University) hosted Attila Melegh's Public Lecture The Defense of Internal and External Borders: Political Discourses and Key Elements of the Refugee Crisis.

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Public Debates on "Gender and Minority Rights"


Dr. Angela Steidele's lecture about Anne Lister, lesbian author and traveller from Great Britain, who died in Georgia.

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Public Debates on "Europe and South Caucasus"

Viola von Cramon, Ketevan Tsihkelashvili, Giorgi Kandelaki

“How can we avoid the threats that we face in the next two weeks? How can we protect democracy in our country?” As these questions were raised, neither the author, nor the speakers of the discussion and the public could imagine that this question'd become critical with the background of pre-election events.

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Public Debates on "Sustainable Development"

That topics about the environmental are not very popular in Georgian society became clear during the discussion on the topic “Green activism for the environment”, held by the Boell Foundation.

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Public Debates on "Conflict Transformation"

On November 20, 2015, the Heinrich Boell Foundation hosted public debate Armenian-Georgian Cooperation on the Edges of Contradicting Political Projects. Here we present video of the event.

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Public Debates on "Rethinking Soviet Past"

Stalin's photo

“For Georgians, Stalin is more of a national icon rather than a political ideal,” stated sociologist Iago Kachkachishvili with regard to his evaluation of his research results.

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The South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation hosts public debates since 2004. The geography of public debates expanded from Tbilisi to Kutaisi and Batumi in 2013. Once in a month these three cities provide spaces for deliberation on acute political, social and cultural problems faced by contemporary Georgia. The debates aim to motivate public discussions about the establishment of a constitutional state and civil society and the promotion of the public debates culture.


Meddling is Desirable: Public Debates at the Heinrich Böll Foundation 2013 (in Georgian)