2010

Calendar of EU Events in Georgia

 

Journalists are invited to an event co-hosted by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, the World Bank Office in Georgia, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Georgia. The event will give the media the opportunity to take stock of all the support provided to the Internally Displaced People in Georgia with the financial support from the European Union. During the event:

  • A new project co-funded by the European Union and World Bank will be launched;
  • A booklet "New Homes for a new life" will be presented. It illustrates the main achievement of the EU funded project carried out by UNHCR: "Stabilisation of the IDP Living Conditions in Georgia".

Short presentations will show main facts and figures about the cooperation between the European Union and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development, the WB, and UNHCR for the benefit of IDPs in Georgia.

Date and time: 10 December, 2010 at 10:30 (registration starts at 10)  Venue: Marriott Courtyard 

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The Delegation of the European Union to Georgia activates a new web-page entirely dedicated to Georgia's civil society: http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/georgia/civil_society/index_en.htm

The aim is to bring together in one place EU-related information of interest to civil society: news about upcoming events, funding opportunities, progress in the Eastern Partnership, useful reports or publications.
The EU Delegation to Georgia attaches great importance to the role of civil society in the bilateral cooperation process in Georgia. 
This initiative as well as the recent adoption of the Georgian Civil Society National Platform for the Eastern Partnership will provide a further opportunity to enhance our existing dialogue.
We are always happy to receive feedback and encourage you to contact our civil society focal point, Helga Pender with any suggestions for how we can make this page work better for you. Helga.Pender@ec.europa.eu

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On the invitation of the Georgian Association of History Educators, the Institute for European Studies and Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi StateUniversity, the President and Executive Director of EUROCLIO (the European Association of History Educators) Joke van der Leeuw-Roord will give a public lecture.

The title of the lecture is Europe in (school) history

Date and time: The lecture will be held on May 10, 2010, at 14:00, in Europe House.
Venue: 1 Freedom Square , Tbilisi


Representatives of the government, local authorities,  international organizations, civil society groups and media are invited to attend the presentation of the European Union-funded programme Migration for Development with an aim to use the potential of migrants for development.

In Georgia, four projects to be implemented by selected (grant competition March 2009) Georgian civil society organizations in partnership with their EU-based counterparts from the Netherlands, Germany and Latvia have been funded. The Georgian grantees are: the National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia, the Georgian Employers Association, the Local Democracy Agency (LDA) Georgia and the Nabada Improvement Neighbourhood Association (NINA), and they are partnering with the Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments, the Georgia Foundation / Georgian Diaspora in the Netherlands and Bildungswerk der Wirtschaft gGMbH, Germany. The projects in Georgia have countrywide as well as regional focus, specifically the Imereti region and Poti, which will help to find new ways of making migration work for development with a particular emphasis on maximizing its impact on regional development.

Date and time: 23 February , Tuesday,  13:00
Venue: Kutaisi, Hotel Bagrati, Tsereteli lane II


In the framework of the European Union-funded project Fighting Stigma and Discrimination related to mental health  the Global Initative for Psychiatry -Tbilisi will organise:
14:00   - Screening of film entitled 'See a human-being in me' by Studi Monitor (30 min) and discussion
16:00  - Award of the winners of contest for journalists 10 best media products on mental health followed by snacks/drinks at the Literaturuli cafe

Exhibition-sale of drawings by Gela Jincharadze (4-7 February)
The aim of the project is to draw the attention of the public to the persons in need of mental health care and attitudes toward them.  

Date and time: 4 February, Thursday, at 14.00
Venue: Hotel Amirani, small hall


Opening ceremony of the Community Education Centre will be held tomorrow in the village of Koda . The Community Education Centre has been established within the framework of the project Supporting the integration of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Kvemo Kartli Region, funded by the European Union and implemented by the Spanish ACF - jointly with he German dvv international and Georgian CiDA .

This project  aims to increase social integration in Kvemo Kartli region by supporting  socio-economic development. In total 3,000 IDPs (both from the August 2008 conflict and previous conflicts) and 20,000 host community members will be assisted in the communities of Koda, Shaumiani, Khikhani, Kvemo Bolnisi and Rustavi. This €1 million project will provide grants to fund agricultural projects; it will assist communities in improving and rehabilitating local infrastructure. 

Date and time: Tuesday, 26 January, 13:00
Venue: Koda (former military settlement in Koda)