Tbilisi Transformational Leadership Forum

Deadline: 15 January 2016
Open to: young professionals aged 24-35 from Ukraine, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania and Poland
Venue: 13-17 March, 2016, Tbilisi, Georgia and mid-April, 2016, Stockholm, Sweden


The Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies (GISS), with funding from Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is implementing a project titled: Tbilisi Transformational Leadership Forum (TTLF) 2016. The purpose of the project is to design a leadership program  for young leaders from the EaP and EU member states to share the experience and knowledge about the EU integration processes and related transformations that took place in the EU member states as well as in some of the EaP countries.

The program provides a unique forum for emerging leaders to connect, exchange experiences, and obtain practical training to advance their knowledge and skill set. Guest speakers from foundations, think tanks, government, businesses and international organizations will provide practitioners viewpoint on important issues related to transformational processes in EU member states as well as EaP countries. The project consists of the following components:

  • Component A –forum that will be hosted by GISS in Tbilisi, Georgia;
  • Component B – a study trip to Stockholm, Sweden.

During the study trip participants will have a chance to interact with local opinion-makers and practitioners in order to get a first-hand exposure to the best practices associated with this country. Participants from EaP countries will be invited to participate in the study trip.


The program is designed for practitioners (young leaders) with demonstrated leadership achievements and interest in transformational leadership. Applicants can be working as policy-makers, government employees, academics, as well as professionals in private sector or civil society representatives. Applicants must be aged 24-35, fluent in English and citizens of one of following countries: Ukraine, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania and Poland.


The program will cover participants’ travel and accommodation costs for the duration of the program.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 15 January 2016. To apply for the program, please send a single page letter outlining your motivation for the program together with your CV in English to the following e-mail address: office@giss.org.ge. Please, include the following text in the e-mail subject: “TTLF 2016 – Application.” You are required to include two references in your CV.

For more information please visit the official website.

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