Consultations and Training Center (CTC) implements the project – "Dialogue
for the Development of Civil Sector", which aims to promote public
discussions on strong and weak sides of CSOs and search for ways of solving the
problems within the sector.
Four thematic discussions were held as part of the project on the topics
that were the key issues of the G-PAC orchestrated study – "Public
attitude towards the civil society organizations". These issues are:
relations between CSOs and the state, relations between CSOs and donors and
international community, CSO standards and self-regulation.
After each discussion, working groups set up from the participating CSOs
(four thematic groups) have worked on the problem analysis and development of
Four thematic recommendation documents were developed.
Public attitude towards CSOs, April-May, 2012(thematic group consisted of representatives
of the Eurasia Partnership Foundation, Civil Society Institute, Georgian Young
Lawyers' Association, Civil Development Agency, "SBO" Temka-Sea
District, EEF, CIPDD, Caucasian House, CTC).
Relations between CSOs and the state,
May-June, 2012 (thematic group consisted
of representatives of CIPDD, the Association of Adults of Georgia, Civil
Society Institute, Caucasian House, Tiflis Hamkari, Center for Strategic
Research and Development of Georgia, Civil Council for Defense, CTC).
Relations between CSOs and the donors,
June-July, 2012 (thematic group consisted
of the Eurasia Partnership Foundation, "Open Society – Georgia"
Foundation, Civil Society Institute, "SBO" temka-Sea District, GEA,
CIPDD, Consent, Caucasian House, CTC ).
CSO standards and self-regulation, July, 2012 (thematic group consisted of the Civil Society Institute, Energy
Efficiency Foundation, Tiflis Hamkari, CIPDD, CTC).
At the end of the project, based on the thematic recommendations
developed by the working groups, the integrated analytical and recommendatory
document will be developed, which will be disclosed for review to general
The project "Dialogue for the Development of Civil Sector" is
implemented as part of the Policy, Advocacy, and Civil Society Development in
Georgia (G-PAC) program of the East-West Management Institute (EWMI).