WiP: Values and Beliefs of young Georgian migrants in Germany: do these change and how?

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 7th talk of the Fall 2023 Tbilisi Works-in-Progress series!

The talk will take place in-person at CRRC Georgia and also online through this Zoom registration link: https://us06web.zoom.us/…/tZUufuGhrT8tHtbpTMvRXUoIZYjze…

Values and Beliefs of young Georgian migrants in Germany: do these change and how?

Tamar Khoshtaria, CRRC Georgia

Date: 6 December 2024, at 18:30 Tbilisi time

In this session Dr. Khoshtaria will present her ongoing research project based on 30 qualitative interviews conducted with young Georgian migrants in Berlin during the summer of 2023. The study was carried out under the auspices of the “Georgia’s Researchers’ Mobility Programme” (GRMP), funded by the EU and implemented by DAAD. It explores if and how the experience of migration influences and changes the values and beliefs of young Georgians, aged 18 to 29, who emigrated to Berlin and have lived there for more than 6 months. The findings present which values are important for young migrants and how they perceive and compare some of the main values and relationships, such as family, friendship, work, and education, in Georgia and in Germany.

Dr. Tamar Khoshtaria is a Senior Researcher at the research institution CRRC-Georgia and an Assistant Professor at the Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia. Tamar holds a PhD in Sociology from the Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. She led and participated in youth studies including EU funded international projects “Cultural Heritage and Identities of Europe’s Future” (CHIEF), and “Memory, Youth, Political Legacy and Civic Participation” (MYPLACE). Her research interests include the values of young people, social and religious issues, as well as cross-cultural comparisons.

Works-in-Progress is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that takes place office of CRRC at Chavchavadze Ave. 5 and online. It is co-organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). All of the talks are free and open to the public.

In observation of the spirit of the Chatham House Rule, the talks will not be recorded, and we courteously request that the other participants refrain from recording and/or distributing recordings as well. The opinions expressed in WiP talks are those of the speakers alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views of CRRC, ARISC or of American Councils.