Student conference “European Union Today: Challenges and Prospects.”

25 December 2018

On December 25 Caucasus School of Governance Jean Monnet Chair, professors Sergi Kapanadze organized a student conference titled: “European Union Today: Challenges and Prospects.”


At the Conference, Students presented wide range of topics related to the foundation, creation and development of the European Union and its policies:


  • Mariam Gogrichiani – Greece Crisis and EU reactions. More integration or more independence?
  • Mariam Kakabadze and Giorgi Kotrikadze - Rise of nationalistic forces in Europe: analysis of the situation.
  • Anano Sheklashvili – Southern Countries – why are they poorer?
  • Davit Geladze – Similarity between conflicts in Ukraine and Georgia: EU attitudes towards Russia.
  • Irakli Getiashvili – Which country is the most powerful in Europe? How do we measure this strength?
  • Kate Shanshiashvili – New European Union: Lisbon Treaty and the changes it introduced.
  • Natali Madzgharashvili – Brexit: What happened in the UK?
  • Mariam Kapanadze – Agricultural Policy reforms in 1960’s and 80’s. The MacSharry reforms.
  • Tornike Bobokhidze – End of the Cold War and integration of socialist countries into the European Union.
  • Ann Shanidze – Thatcher and British money, enlargement and the common market.


The presentations were delivered in front of the audience of students and School academic personnel. Caucasus School of Governance Jean Monnet Chair aims to deepen teaching of EU related courses in the curriculum as well as inspire students research interest in EU studies and develop their practical skills regarding writing and discussing EU related matters.