The European Union and the Government of Georgia summarise four years of cooperation to develop a modern employment and education system in Georgia. More than 30,000 Georgians have found employment thanks to new tools developed and thousands have access to improved vocational education.
A conference entitled EU’s Differentiated Integration: Internal and External Dimensions will be held in Tbilisi on 12 November at 13:00 (Venue Tbilisi Marriott Hotel).
The conference is organised by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) with the assistance and funding from the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia and aims to discuss the potential benefits/risks of differentiated integration within the EU and its impact on the wider neighbourhood and partner countries.
68 young Georgians were selected to take part in the third round of the YEAs initiative. During the meeting with the Head of the Delegation Hartzell, Young European Ambassadors will presented their previous activities, discuss the ways of empowering youth and initiate plans of future activities. Young European Ambassadors, who have actively participated in various events in Georgia and abroad, will share their volunteering experience and to receive certificates in recognition of their active role.
Democracy cannot live without free, diverse and independent media. Journalists and media actors across the globe hold states, government officials, corporations and society at large accountable for their actions. But far too many among them face threats and attacks simply for carrying out their work, while the perpetrators of these attacks often act with total impunity.
Negative coverage of election candidates becomes a common trend in the Georgian media. The amount of hate speech has significantly reduced on televisions but remains a challenge for the print press and some of the online editions. Radios are more likely to show signs of political bias in 2018, comparing with the election cycles in previous years.
The second high-level EU–Georgia Strategic Security Dialogue took place on 23 October 2018 in Brussels. The meeting reconfirmed both sides' strong interest in closer cooperation in foreign and security policy, in line with the EU-Georgia Association Agreement. The sides discussed the situation in the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia, including the implementation of the EU-mediated 12 August 2008 Agreement. They exchanged views on a wide range of foreign policy issues, including the state of affairs and security challenges in the region.
Gender, Agriculture and Rural Development in Georgia – a new gender assessment report was introduced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with the support of the European Union and Austrian Development Cooperation.