Georgia and the EU: human rights and migration

Georgia is a priority country within the European Neighborhood Policyand the Eastern Partnership. The EU is committed to a policy of sequenced engagement with Georgia and to a close relationship that encompasses political association and economic integration. Georgia and the European Union have maintained relations since 1996 in the INOGATE framework, and in 2006 a five-year "Action Plan" of rapprochement was implemented in the context of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). A more comprehensive Association Agreement was signed in 2014 and entered into force on 1 July 2016. This lecture is about the future of relations between Georgia and the EU, with a particular focus on human rights and migration issues, including the pending decisión on Georgian visa-free travel to Schengen.

Monday, 22 August, 2016