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Developing Statutes for Tourism and Food Industry Clusters
17-Oct-2022
On September 30 and October 1, we held workshops with representatives of the tourism and food industry sectors from Oni Municipality, as part of the project “Economic Development of Oni Municipality via Business Clusters Creation and Investment Attraction” implemented under the European Union (EU) initiative “Mayors for Economic Growth.”  
Caught in Between: Georgia’s European Aspirations Under Russian Influence
03-Oct-2022
PMC Research Center (PMC RC) recently contributed to the Trans European Policy Studies Association’s (TEPSA) book entitled Russia and the Future of Europe, which examines how EU Member States and countries in the EU’s neighborhood  relate to Russia.
Board Elections of Upper Svaneti Local Action Group (LAG)
20-Sep-2022
On September 16–17, the Upper Svaneti Local Action Group (LAG) with the support of PMC Research Center (PMC RC) held its 4th annual general assembly, at which new board members of the organization were elected.  
Contributing to the 6th Annual CAREC Think Tank Development Forum (CTTDF)
19-Sep-2022
On September 15-16, PMC RC participated in the 6th annual CAREC Think Tank Development Forum (CTTDF), organized under the theme “Recalibrating Growth Dynamics for Inclusive and Sustainable Economies” in Baku, Azerbaijan.  
Supporting Skills Development of Rural Populations
14-Sep-2022
PMC Research Center (PMC RC), with support from the EU and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under the European Neighborhood Programme for Agricultural and Rural Development (ENPARD), recently started a new project entitled “Development of Skills for Rural Vulnerable Groups,” aimed at helping disadvantaged rural populations to find suitable employment by acquiring skills and knowledge currently in-demand on the local labor market
ICT Sector Public-private Partnership (PPP) Platform Meeting
30-Jul-2022
On July 26, we, in partnership with the Vocational Skills Agency and with the support of the USAID Economic Governance Program, held the second meeting of a public-private partnership (PPP) platform on information and communications technology (ICT), aimed at addressing the skills mismatch in this sector. The meeting was part of the project “Piloting New Public and Private Sectors’ Collaboration Mechanism for VET Program Development.”  
Supporting Rural SMEs in their Digital Transformation
08-Jul-2022
On July 1-3, PMC Research Center (PMC RC), with support from the EU and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under the European Neighborhood Programme for Agricultural and Rural Development (ENPARD), conducted digital transformation training for local SMEs in Khulo Municipality as part of a project entitled “Development of Digital Transformation Support for Rural SMEs,” funded by UNDP. 
Launching the Public-private Partnership (PPP) Platform in Information and Communications Technology
20-Jun-2022
On June 2, we, in partnership with the Vocational Skills Agency and with the support of the USAID Economic Governance Program, officially launched a public-private partnership (PPP) platform in information and communications technology (ICT), aimed at addressing the skills mismatch in the sector.
Assessment of the Effectiveness of Sanctions Against Russia
17-May-2022
On May 5, PMC Research Center in collaboration with the Georgian Center for Strategy and Development (GCSD) conducted a presentation and panel discussion entitled “Assessment of the Effectiveness of Sanctions Against Russia.”
Supporting Ethnic Minority Participation in the Civil Service
11-May-2022
On May 3, we participated in an event entitled “Diversified and Inclusive Civil Service” and presented the findings of the “Taking Stock of Ethnic Minority Participation in the Public Service” research, aimed at assessing the representation of ethnic minorities, in particular Azeri- and Armenian-speaking groups in the civil service and identifying barriers that limit their active engagement in this sector.
Contributing to the Trans European Policy Studies Association’s (TEPSA) “European Council Experts' Debrief” Publication
15-Apr-2022
The PMC Research Center (PMC RC) team recently contributed to the Trans European Policy Studies Association’s (TEPSA) publication entitled “European Council Experts' Debrief,” (EUCO Debrief) which focuses on a number of important topics discussed at the European Council, such as security & defense, energy, economic issues, and the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP).
Barriers to Completion of PhD Studies in Georgia
14-Apr-2022
On April 7, PMC Research Center (PMC RC) held a presentation and panel discussion on the findings of its research entitled “Barriers to Completion of PhD Studies in Georgia,” the aim of which was to improve understanding of the challenges faced by doctoral students who are on academic leave and to offer corresponding policy recommendations.
Uncovering the State of Play of Faculty Professional Development in Georgian Higher Education Institutions
17-Mar-2022
On March 10, PMC Research Center held a presentation and public discussion on the findings of its research entitled “Uncovering the State of Play of Faculty Professional Development in Georgian Higher Education Institutions,” which explored the professional development opportunities for academic staff at Georgian public higher education institutions (HEIs), analyzed their implementation and effectiveness from the perspective of the HEIs and academic staff, and revealed the ways through which these can be advanced to better serve the development goals and priorities of HEIs and faculties.
Contributing to the OECD’s Paper on Policy Responses to COVID-19 and the Green Transition
20-Jan-2022
The PMC Research Center team recently co-authored the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) paper entitled Policy Responses to COVID-19 and the Green Transition: Emerging Good Practices in Eurasia.  
Discussing Georgia’s Energy Security and Electricity Market Prices
27-Dec-2021
On December 16, PMC Research conducted a presentation and public discussion on the findings of its research entitled “Electricity Market Prices and Georgia’s Energy Security,” which was aimed at drawing attention to the issue of electricity prices, their importance in energy security, and electricity supply security.