Moving Forward to the European UnionJul 21, 2014
Georgia is hosting an international parliamentary conference in Batumi on 21-22 July to assess the country’s progress since signing the Association Agreement with the European Union in June 2014.
Victor Dolidze, Head of the European Integration Committee of the Parliament of Georgia; Philip Dimitrov, Head of the European Union Delegation to Georgia; and Niels Scott, Head of UNDP in Georgia, addressed the participants at the opening session.
The conference creates a forum for discussing a range of issues Georgia needs to consider in the European integration process. This includes: legislative harmonization required for making the Georgian laws closer to the European; parliamentary oversight over the integration process; cooperation frameworks with the European partners; and awareness campaigns to provide comprehensive information to the citizens.
The international format of the conference allows for sharing experience of the Visegrád Group, or V4, an alliance of four Central European states – Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovak Republic, for furthering their European integration as well as cooperation with one another.
The conference brings together parliamentarians from the Visegrád Group states and Great Britain, representatives of the diplomatic missions and international organizations. Georgia will be represented by the top Parliament and Government officials.
The conference is organized by the Parliament of Georgia with assistance from the European Union and UNDP.
Madona Nozadze, Parliament of Georgia, 599 557978, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sophie Tchitchinadze, UNDP in Georgia, 599 196907, email@example.com