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Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of Austria

Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of Austria

Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of Austria accredited to OSCE and International Organisations in Vienna

Ketevan Tsikhelashvili

Date of Birth: 21/08/1978
Place of Birth: Kutaisi, Georgia


Current – Ilia State University, Georgia
Ph.D. student at the Faculty for Philosophy and Social Sciences

1999-2000 – Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
MA degree in International Relations and European Studies
Diploma accredited by the Open University, London, UK (Credits: 10; Grade:A-)

1995-1999 – Tbilisi State University, Georgia
BA degree in International Relations

1998-1999 – Civic Education Project (CEP) courses,
Tbilisi, Georgia, sponsored by CEP, Budapest, Hungary, Honor Certificates (four courses)

2007 – Center for European Studies, University of Lymerick, Ireland
Jean Monnet Summer School on European Integration / Special Training for the professors of the European Studies


July, 2020 – Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of Austria, Permanent Representative to the OSCE and other International Organizations in Vienna
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

2016-2020 – State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality of Georgia
State Minister

2012-.2016 – First Deputy State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality of Georgia

2012 – Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, Georgian National Platform
Chairwoman, elected (association of 115 leading NGOs)

2011-2012 – Foundation Liberal Academy-Tbilisi (LAT), Tbilisi-based NGO
Founder / Director

2002-2011 – Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
Coordinator of the Projects for Georgia and the South Caucasus Dialogue

2007-2009 – European Stability Initiative (ESI – Brussels- Berlin-Istanbul)
Analyst in Georgia

2004-2006 – Office of the State Minister of Georgia on Conflict Resolution Issues
Special Assistant to the State Minister / Senior Specialist in charge of International Relations unit

2002- 2004 – International Organization on Conflict and Negotiation (ICCN)
Tbilisi, Georgia. Program Manager/Senior Analyst

2002 – NATO Parliamentary Assembly Brussels, Belgium
Research Associate, Defense and Security Department/Economic Department

2001-2002 – Center for OSCE Research (CORE) Hamburg University, Germany
Performance Records of the UN and the OSCE Field Missions in Georgia. External researcher

2000-2001 - European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI)
Flensburg, Germany
Visiting Research Associate

University of Cambridge, Carnegie Corporation of NY, ECMI joint project on “Complex Power Sharing as a Novel Way of Addressing Self-determination Disputes”, chapter contribution; Contribution to World McMillan Encyclopedia on Ethnic Minorities in Europe

2000 – Transitions Online (TOL)
Prague, Czech Republic
Intern, Assistant

Working at the Caucasus/CIS news digest and analysis desk. Coordinating work-team of 11 stringers from CEE and former Soviet Union countries.

1998-1999 – Foreign Policy Research and Analysis Center,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
Political Analyst

Analysis of major international events; (focus – CIS/CEE);

Support for monthly bulletin edition for the MFA.

1998 – International Organization for Fair Elections and Democracy
Assistant to the Director

1996-1998 – UN Organization of Youth (UNOY) Georgian Net
Program Department. Coordinating the process of project development and fundraising.

Language Skills

Georgian (native), English (fluent), Russian (fluent), German (intermediate)