The Eastern Partnership Reality Check is a policy review process aiming to gather insights from top domestic and international analysts, practitioners, diplomats and policy-makers covering Eastern Partnership countries in order to discuss these behind closed doors. It has the ambition to satisfy demand for a more in-depth policy in this area. Under the aegis of Lithuania`s EU Presidency (July-December 2013) the first such a review was the Belarus Reality Check enacted in Vilnius, Lithuania, October 2012.
The first Georgia Reality Check (GRC) event took place place on April 20, 2013 in Bratislava, Slovakia, with a specific focus on reviewing internal and external factors influencing the country’s politics.
The review group is comprised of top Western, Georgian and regional analysts with a particular emphasis on the independent character of the group in order to achieve evidence-based and balanced policy advice. The non-papers are product of the GRC meetings, fact-checking and peer review process. They are released in order to contribute to the policy debate in and outside of Georgia.