Innovation Brings New Life to Civil Service Reform in Georgia

TBILISI. 22 June 2017 – Georgian public servants, civil society professionals and representatives of international organizations attend a two-day conference in Tbilisi to analyse the ongoing civil service reform in Georgia. The conference offers an innovative Foresight Methodology recognised by one of the best tools...

Shattering Myths about Women in Georgian Political Parties

Artificial barriers and societal misconceptions are the main reasons for women to be less active in Georgian political parties, concludes the research unveiled by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on June, 13, 2017.  The research examines the obstacles faced by Georgian women while striving for a...

Training on EU’s LEADER Approach Brings Together Local Action Groups in Adjara

Up to 50 representatives of Local Action Groups in Adjara known as AMAGs (Active Citizens’ Local Unions) from Keda, Khulo, Shuakhevi, Khelvachauri and Kobuleti participated in the EU’s LEADER training, which took place on 29 May - 1 June in Shuakhevi and Kobuleti, Adjara. The participants of the training received...

Young Georgians Learn Active Citizenship

Over 100 high-school students and teachers from the Kvemo Kartli region of Georgia took part in the Youth Forum in Tbilisi on May 29, 2017. The Forum participants discussed the problems of youth in the region and presented the results of small projects they have initiated in 2016-2017 encouraging youth to become...

Black Sea is damaged by human activity, EU/UNDP research reveals

Findings of the Black Sea Monitoring Surveys, carried out by the team of Georgian, Ukrainian and European researchers with assistance from the European Union (EU) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), were presented in Tbilisi on May 23, 2017. The event brought together representatives of the...

Information Campaign on Arbitration Kicks Off in Georgia

Alternative Dispute Resolution as an effective tool for citizens, businesses and legal professionals is in focus of an information campaign to kick off in June 2017 in eight cities of Georgia. The campaign is initiated by the Georgian International Arbitration Centre (GIAC) and supported by the European Union (EU)...

National Discussion about Georgia's Strategy on Sustainable Urban Transport Kicks Off

Legal and institutional framework, and financial resources needed to promote sustainable urban transport in Georgia were in focus of a workshop on May 19, 2017. The event brought together representatives of the Georgian Government, civil society, and 10 municipalities across Georgia – Tbilisi, Batumi, Kutaisi, Rustavi,...

Georgian Schools Embrace Human Rights and Gender Equality

Human rights, gender equality, healthy life-style and reproductive health will make integral part of the school curriculum in Georgia. The Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and the UN Joint Programme for Gender Equality signed a Memorandum of Understanding to assist the ongoing revision of national...

Bars of Georgia, Baltic States and the CIS Countries Discuss Challenges of Legal Profession

On May 12-13, 2017, Tbilisi hosted an International Conference of Bars of Georgia, Baltic States and the CIS Countries “Challenges of Modern Legal Profession”. The two-day event opened with welcome remarks from the President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili, and Georgian Parliament Chairperson, Irakli Kobakhidze....

Members of Georgian Parliament, European Ambassadors, Students Celebrate #EuropeDay2017

Eight universities across Georgia hosted discussions about the country’s progress toward the European Union (EU) and the Parliament’s role in the European integration. Public meetings on May 1-8, 2017, were attended by students and teachers, Members of the Georgian Parliament (MPs) and ten Ambassadors of the...

Europe Day 2017 in Kutaisi

Irakli Kobakhidze, Chairperson of the Parliament of Georgia, H.E. Janos Herman, Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia, and Members of the Georgian Parliament attended the #EuropeDay2017 celebration in Kutaisi on May 4, 2017. The day kicked off with a public lecture at Akaki Tsereteli Kutaisi State University,...