Organizer: Center for Social Sciences Date: December 2020 Language: Georgian Venue: Conference will be conducted online, through Zoom software Donor: NATO Public Diplomacy Programme
Center for Social Sciences invites you to participate in the student conference “Georgia and NATO – Challenges and Future Perspectives” that is organized within the project framework “Georgian Young Women for NATO” with the financial support of NATO Public Diplomacy Programme.
CSS was awarded a new project under the European Commission Horizon 2020 program (H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2020). The project entitled “Mediatized Discourses on Europeanization and Their Representations in Public Perceptions” [MEDIATIZED EU] is coordinated by Dublin City University and involves the following partners: University of Nebrija Madrid, Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Center of Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal, European Neighbourhood Council, Belgium, and Corvinus University of Budapest. CSS will be leading WP2 – Research.
Center for Social Sciences (CSS) is announcing a vacancy position for Early Stage Researcher (ESR) for a 3-year contract within the project MARKETS: Mapping Uncertainties, Challenges and Future Opportunities of Emerging Markets: Informal Barriers, Business Environments and Future Trends in Eastern Europe, The Caucasus and Central Asia (MSCA-ITN-2019).
Position: Early Stage Researcher (ESR – 1 Fully funded PhD Fellowship) Location of position: Tbilisi, Georgia Hours: Full Time Duration: 36 months Position start period: January 2021 Deadline for application: September 30, 2020
The study aims to identify the educational needs of the Koni Municipality population. For this purpose, qualitative research, namely focus group discussions were conducted in the region. Total of 6 focus groups were conducted in the town of Koni and village of Nakhakhulevi. Respondents were divided into focus groups according to their age and place of residence, rural or urban settlements within Khoni municipality. The research showed that poverty and unemployment are one of the most pressing economic issues in the municipality. Majority of the currently employed individuals in the municipality work in agricultural, retail trade and furniture production sectors. Due to lack of educational centers in the municipality and limited financial resources, the majority of the local population does not have access to post-secondary formal or informal education. Namely, among most demanded skills and knowledge were foreign language proficiency, computer literacy and craftsmanship. Thus, these are the spheres the population would be willing to have training courses locally.