Georgian CSO's appeal to the President of the European Commission. “
(…) Given the complex geopolitical situation that presents Georgia with pressing security issues, granting candidate status to Georgia would be crucial in enhancing Georgia's security during these challenging times and allowing Georgia to devote more efforts to democratic reforms“.
The European Commission will evaluate the progress of fulfilling the 12 priorities defined for granting the candidate status to Georgia in a month approximately. Before that, under the leadership of the Open Society Georgia Foundation, 9 civil society organizations prepared their final assessment document – EU CANDIDACY CHECK which reflects the progress achieved by the Georgian authorities in this context, as well as the current state of play and the steps to be implemented in the future.
The web portal www.csogeorgia.org was created to exchange information, improve communication, and share the resources among civil society organizations (CSOs). This virtual space will enable the representatives of public, international organizations, and any interested persons to obtain information on CSOs and their activities, i.e. to get familiar with out work, by spending the minimum time and energy.
The web portal CsoGeorgia.org releases a weekly newsletter of grants competition, contests, vacancies, fellowships, and tenders for civil society organizations, and for any interested person.
Tbilisi. “Generation of Independent Georgia: In Between Hopes and Uncertainties- Youth Study 2023” - initiated and funded by Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung (FES), South Caucasus Regional Office.
Study presents a country wide empirical research, which provides analytical insights into the young generation’s perceptions, awareness, expectations and approaches towards the changing realities.
The study determines challenges young people face and identifies urgent tasks within the society.
source: Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung
Tbilisi. Human Rights Center published - “INTERIM REPORT ON MONITORING PUBLIC ASSEMBLIES”.
“The Report identifies breaches of domestic legislation regarding the right to freedom of assembly and manifestation as well as its practical realization and offers legal analysis. Additionally, the Report assesses the activities of the law enforcement officers during the demonstrations in coherence with the law. The Report summarizes the monitoring results and key findings”.
Source: Human Rights Center
Tbilisi. Based on publicly available information, IDFI considers that “holding Georgian citizenship by Partskhaladze violates Georgian Constitution and the organic law. Therefore, Ministry of Justice should initiate the process of termination of his citizenship and/or make a relevant explanation
Tbilisi. “We're building the country envisioned by Ilia Chavchavadze, a European community rooted in equality,” says Rusudan Gotsiridze, Bishop of the Evangelical-Baptist Church of Georgia. Rusudan Gotsiridze’s #HumanRightsTalks lead the way towards a prosperous society where everyone is valued, and no one is left behind. Get ready for an inspiring September as our #HumanRightsTalks return with an impressive lineup of critical topics, fresh perspectives, and exceptional speakers, proudly presented by UNDP Georgia, European Union in Georgia, and The Union of Tbilisi Museums.
Tbilisi. In Tbilisi opened the #UkrainianHouseTbilisi, a symbol of unity and cooperation, committed to supporting 25,000 Ukrainian nationals who sought refuge in Georgia amidst the devastating war.
Led by the Ukrainian community organizatio, the initiative is supported by Deutsche Botschaft Tiflis through UNDP Georgia.
House goals is:
1.Empower Ukrainian nationals residing in Georgia.
2.Provide a versatile community hub for the organizations and volunteer groups serving Ukrainian beneficiaries in Georgia.
3.Establish a vital referral centre for socio-economic services catering to Ukrainian nationals.
4.Offer a vibrant venue for events promoting integration and strengthening Georgian-Ukrainian relations.