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On 20-21 December teachers and principals from Pankisi Gorge are taking part in a seminar on Europe, European values and Georgia's relations with the European Union. The training is part of a larger outreach programme that will include a study trip to Brussels in early 2019.
Tbilisi, 20 December – During the opening ceremony of the two-day training representatives of the Georgian Government and the European Union emphasised the importance of reaching out to the community in Pankisi Gorge.
In the opening ceremony, Carl Hartzell, Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia stated: "The European Union tries to reach out to all citizens of Georgia, wherever they live. I was very happy to meet this group of dedicated teachers from Pankisi Gorge, who are interested in learning more about the European Union and EU-Georgia relations, and to take this knowledge back home to their students and communities."
The training programme for the two-day seminar currently taking place in Tbilisi includes first-hand presentations from Government representatives working directly with the European Union. Teachers will gain insights into the history of the European Union as well as the current status of Georgian-European relations and future perspectives. Furthermore, participants of the seminar will work with the handbook "Europe in my lesson" and take part in interactive training on modern teaching methodology.
About the programme
20 principals and teachers from schools in Pankisi Gorge will receive training in how to teach Europe at their schools. Over two days they will attend a seminar in Tbilisi that will give them first-hand information on Georgia's chosen path of European integration. In February 2019 the group of teachers will travel to Brussels on a study trip, where they will meet representatives of European institutions. Thanks to this training, students in Pankisi Gorge will be able to receive accurate information about the European Union and its relations with Georgia.
This training is conducted with the support of the European Union in a joint initiative by the State Minister of Georgia on Reconciliation and Civic Equality in cooperation with the Information Center on NATO and EU and the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia.
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