Dr. Tinatin Akhvlediani is a Research Fellow at CEPS’ Foreign Policy unit. Her expertise and publications cover the EU’s trade and neighbourhood policies, with a specific focus on the Eastern Partnership and the EU’s Association Agreements (AAs) and Deep and Comprehensive Areas (DCFTAs) with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Her research includes academic papers published in scientific journals, book chapters as well as policy studies delivered for the European Parliament, European Commission and several international organisations. The research outcomes of her academic and policy studies have been presented at the international conferences in Europe as well as in Canada, United States, China, Australia and Thailand. Tinatin is a frequent commentator at major media outlets, including BBC, Euronews, Bloomberg, Voice of America and the main TV channels in Georgia. In 2020, Tinatin was listed among 30 Under 30 in the category of science by Forbes Georgia.
Throughout her research, Tinatin has conducted research visits at Indiana University in the United States, Vienna Institute of International Economic Studies in Austria and Shanghai University in China. She has also been a visiting scholar and lecturer at the University of Warsaw for seven years and is currently affiliated with several research centers based in Tbilisi. Besides her research activities at CEPS, she is also leading CEPS Young Thinkers Initiative – funded by Open Society Foundation and the US Mission to the EU – “Over to Youth”, with an objective to mainstream young voices at the high-level policy debates.
Tinatin holds a PhD degree in Economics from the University of Warsaw, Master’s degrees in International Economics from the University of Warsaw and European Economic Studies from the College of Europe and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Tbilisi State University.