Izabela Osipova
Izabela Osipova

Working experience:

1. Public Broadcaster of Georgia
Member of Board of Trustees of Georgian Public Broadcaster
From 04/2018 – present

2. Support to the Tolerance Center, USAID’s Promoting Integration, Tolerance & Awareness Program in Georgia, implemented by UNAG
Expert of the Tolerance Centre under the auspices of the Public Defender of Georgia
From: 12/2015 – present

3. Open Society Georgia Foundation
Member of the experts commission
From 01/2013 – 12/2013
Head of the experts commission
From 01/2016 -present

4. Central Election Commission
Member of the Working Group on Minorities Issues
From 03/2012 – present

5. Public Defender’s Office of Georgia / Council of National Minorities
Executive Secretary of the Council of National Minorities
From 09/2007 – 04/2018;
Main specialist of the Public Defender’s Office
From 01/2018 – 04/2018;
Expert of the Department of Protection of Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
From 04/2013 – 01/2018

6. Council of National Minorities (CNM) under auspices of the Public Defender of Georgia / supported by the European Center for Minority Issues (ECMI).
Executive Secretary of the Council of National Minorities
From 01/2009 – 03/2013

7. Marneuli TV/ TV program “Women’s Voice”
From 12/2011 – 05/2012

8. Council of National Minorities (CNM) under auspices of the Public Defender of Georgia / supported by the European Center for Minority Issues (ECMI).
Secretary of Council
From 09/2007 – 01/2009

9. Russian news TV program (Vestnik) at the Georgian Public Broadcaster (First Channel).
Assistant Director.
From 03/1998 – 09/2007



Ekvtime Taqaishvili Institute of Humanities and Economic Sciences. Tbilisi, Georgia

Foreign Languages and Foreign Information Civil Servant


Training Courses Attended:

1. Internship at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
Duration: February-May, 1998.

2. Training courses in Leadership and team working; Human Rights Advocacy and Diversity Management.
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia.
Institution: UNAG
Duration: December, 2007 – January, 2008.

3. Training courses in Project cycle management.
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
Institution: CTC (centre for training and consultancy) supported by Cordaid Netherlands
Duration: 14-18 April, 2008.

4. Training on Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights and workshop on investigation and reporting techniques.
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia.
Institution: Council of Europe within the project of “Enhancing the Capacity of Public Defenders’ Office” funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by the Council of Europe
Duration: 24-25 November, 2008

5. Training courses in System of the European management of national and ethnic minorities.
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia.
Institution: ECMI (European Centre for Minority Issues), Council of Europe; Denmark’s Caucasus Programme 2008-2009 – Enhancing good governance, Human Rights and the rule of law in Georgia.
Duration: 19-20 March, 2009

6. An International workshop on Women Entrepreneurs and Communication Technologies.
Location: Haifa, Israel
Institution: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mashav – Center for International Cooperation.
Duration: 2 – 19 August, 2010

7. Global and Regional Minority Protection Norms in Local Governance Workshop of the 6th MMCP Diversity Management Training Jamboree
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Institution: program financed by Local Government Initiative of the Open Society Institute – LGI/OSI
Duration: 8-12 October, 2010

8. Global Advocacy Program
Location: Strasbourg, France
Institution: Minority Rights Group International
Duration:1-10 December, 2012

9. Gender aspects of the conventions of the rights of the child, Rights of the persons with disabilities and rights of ethnic minorities
Location: Kobuleti, Georgia
Institution: UN Women
Duration: 10 -14 July, 2014

10. Sida international training programme “UN resolution 1325: Women Peace and Security”
Location: Sweden, Stockholm
Institution: Sida, Indevelope, Kvinna till Kvinna
Duration:14 September – 2 October 2015
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 6 -18 March, 2016

11. Promoting Tolerance Programme 2016
Location: Washington, New York, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, USA
Institution: FNF Friedrich Naumann Foundation / AJC American Jewish Committee
Duration: 13 -24 November, 2016



English: Fluent
Russian: Native
Georgian: Native
Armenian: Fluent


Other skills:

• Participant of the 8th session of the UN Forum on Minority Issues in Geneva in 2015
Side event Keynote speaker: “The need for effective justice system action on behalf of minorities, organized by Minority Rights Group International (MRG) and the Permanent Mission of Austria to the UN.

• Participant of the ECMI Event at the OSCE 24th Ministerial Council in Vienna: Bridge Building and National minorities (December 7-8, 2017).

• Co-author of the Monitoring report of implementation of the National Concept and Action Plan on Tolerance and Civil Integration in 2009 and the monitoring process coordinator from 2010-2013.

• The monitoring process coordinator of implementation of the State Strategy for Civic Equality and Integration and Action Plan for 2015-2016.

• From 2011, by the invitation of the European Center for Minority Issues (ECMI), I have conducted trainings in Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova for local NGOs and state agencies on the following topics: diversity management and the protection of national minorities’ rights.

• One of the creators of the brochure “Minority Languages in Georgia – Expressions of Cultural Wealth” prepared by the European Union / Council of Europe Joint Programme “Civil Integration of National Minorities in Georgia and the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages” in 2016.