Council of Europe and European Union to present mid-term results of projects for Georgia
Strasbourg/Tbilisi, 24 October 2016 – On Friday, 28 October, the Council of Europe and European Union will present to media in Tbilisi the mid-term results of projects for Eastern Partnership countries. The focus will be on the eight country-specific projects for Georgia dealing with the application of the European Convention on Human Rights, healthcare and human rights in prisons, freedom and pluralism of media, internet freedom, combating money laundering and terrorism financing, support to the Georgian Bar Association, as well as electoral assistance and integration of national minorities.
The eight projects are carried out in Georgia under the Programmatic Cooperation Framework in 2015-2017 are funded by the EU and the Council of Europe, and are implemented by the Council of Europe. The total budget of the projects in Georgia is 3.6 million Euros. In addition to these country-specific projects, Georgia also participates in 14 regional initiatives covering all Eastern Partnership countries.
Cristian Urse, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, Janos Herman, Head of the European Union Delegation to Georgia, Tea Maisuradze, the Director of the International Organizations' Department and Inga Kubetsia, Programmatic Co-operation Framework National Coordinator, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Eva Konecna, Programmatic Co-operation Framework Co-ordinator for the Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law of the Council of Europe, will address the participants. Journalists will be able to pose questions to the speakers during the break.
The part of the event during which the project results will be presented is open to media from 10:00-10:30 local time on Friday, 28 October 2016, at Tbilisi Marriot Hotel Ballroom, 13 Shota Rustaveli Ave, Tbilisi 0108, Georgia. Language regime: English – Georgian.
For more information see http://eap-pcf-eu.coe.int