Sarkhan Huseynov

Oliver Reisner is Professor in European and Caucasian Studies at Ilia State University in Tbilisi (Georgia). After earning his Dr. phil. in East European History at Georg August University in Göttingen in 2000, he worked as coordinator for the MA program “Central Asia / Caucasus” at Humboldt University Berlin (2000–2003), served as human rights manager of an EU-funded civic integration project with World Vision International (2003–2005) and operations manager at the Delegation of the EU to Georgia (2005–2015). He published articles on Europeanization, religion, specifics of civil society in Georgia, and authored the Georgia country reports for the Bertelsmann Transformation Index 2016, 2018, and 2020. He is board member of the Association of European Studies for the Caucasus (AESC) and member of the advisory council of the European Journal of Minority Issues (EJM). So far, he published a monograph and 28 papers in German, Georgian, and English journals and volumes. He is co-editor of the book series Caucasian Studies.

Selin Türkeş Kılıç is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations of Yeditepe University in Istanbul. She is the coordinator of the Jean Monnet Module European Union: Deeper Integration by Overtaking Crisis (2019–2022). Her research focuses on the discursive and argumentative processes in the policy-making of Turkey and the European Union. Her publications appeared in various internationally edited books and journals including Journal of European Public Policy, Turkish Studies, and European Foreign Affairs Review.

Gaga Gabrichidze is Professor and the Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law at the New Vision University in Tbilisi (Georgia). Much of his research focuses on issues of constitutional nature in the field of EU law as well as law approximation and migration law. Being a pioneer in the field of EU legal studies in Georgia, he has written widely on the legal issues related to EU–Georgia relations and is author of a leading textbook on EU law in Georgian language. He is co-founder and the President of the European Union Studies Association (ECSA Georgia) and co-founder of the Association of European Studies for the Caucasus.