“Democracy in Georgia is at stake and all actors including Government must act with full responsibility”- Czech Ambassador to Georgia

Published in Society
Tuesday, 06 July 2021 12:55

“Democracy in Georgia is at stake and all actors including Government must act with full responsibility,” said Czech Ambassador to Georgia Petr Mikyska as he publicly condemned the violent events that took place in Tbilisi yesterday.

“Shocked by scenes of violence, attacks on journalists and NGOs offices in Tbilisi. Perpetrators must be brought to justice immediately, Constitutional rights and freedoms restored. Democracy in Georgia is at stake and all actors including Government must act with full responsibility,” the Ambassador tweeted in the aftermath of yesterday's events, that saw tens of people, many among them journalists, physically assaulted by a violent mob protesting against the Tbilisi Pride march.

Czech Government Scholarship Awarded to 30 Georgian Students

Published in Education
Friday, 18 June 2021 11:36

On June 18, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tbilisi will host a networking event of the Czech Government Scholarship 2021/2022 Recipients. The event will take place at the Czech Embassy in Tbilisi (Chavchavadze Ave. 37, Block IV), 12:00-13:00.

Georgia is among six eligible partner countries whose students are offered the opportunity to study at established institutes of public universities in the Czech Republic, which provide a high level of professional knowledge and skills, and at the same time allow beneficiaries to gain experience with institutional and socio-economic background of the Czech Republic.

Czech Government Scholarship program covers three types of study:

  • Master study programmes plus a one-year-long preparatory course of the Czech language (which is combined with other field-specific training).
  • Master study programmes in English language.
  • Doctoral study programmes.

The scholarship covers the necessary costs related to staying and studying in the Czech Republic.

From the late 1950s to the present day over 20 000 foreign nationals have completed their studies at Czech universities with a scholarship of the Government of the Czech Republic.

30 students (13 women, 17 men) from Georgia have obtained scholarship for the academic year 2021/2022. Nine of the 30 will continue their Master education in Czech Language, three students will continue their doctorate studies in English and others will take English language master programs on various fields of studies, such as ICT, economic data analysis, finance, engineering, environmental studies and rural development. The quota for students in Georgia has exceeded 20 compared to initial 7 students that were awarded in the first year of the scholarship.

Press Release of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tbilisi

Czech Experts’ Visit in Georgia – Green Cities and Urban Planning

Published in Society
Wednesday, 16 June 2021 13:13

How does Czech Republic maintain sufficient green areas in the process of growing urbanization? Urban greenery is an integral part of general urban planning there. Czech experts will share the best practice of green urban planning in Czech Republic with Georgian colleagues.

On June 16, 2021, 13:00-15:00, the Embassy of Czech Republic in Georgia is organizing a presentation and a roundtable discussion Green Cities and Urban Planning: Czech Georgian Intersecting Issues, in cooperation with the Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Committee of the Parliament of Georgia. The event will be held in the Parliament of Georgia (8 Rustaveli Ave.) 

Ms. Maia Bitadze, Chairperson of the Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Committee, Parliament of Georgia, H.E. Petr Mikyska, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Georgia and Mr. Giga Gigashvili, Head of Environmental Protection Unit of Tbilisi City Hall will take part in the discussion. Visiting experts will present Czech normative framework and implementation practices regarding urban planning of Cities Green. Roundtable participants will have a chance to discuss Czech and Georgian current regulatory framework and practice of urban planning and identify intersecting issues for possible future partnerships. Meeting will be conducted in English and Georgian translation will be provided upon necessity.

Press-release Embassy of the Czech Republic in Georgia

Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia handed over a 14-cubic-meter garbage truck of modern standard worth 100,000 Euros to the municipality of Dusheti

Published in Society
Tuesday, 08 June 2021 15:36

Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia (CCRG) with the financial support of Slovak Government handed over a 14-cubic-meter garbage truck of modern standard worth 100,000 Euros, and fourteen 1110-liter metal garbage bins to the municipality of Dusheti.

According to the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Georgia, in addition to Dusheti Municipality, within the ENPARD project implemented by Caritas Czech Republic in Khulo, 4WD seven-cubic meter waste collection truck has handed over to Khulo Municipality. Again, with the financial support of Slovak Government, one hundred and thirty-five 240-liter waste containers for separated waste and sixty 1110-liter metal waste containers as part of a project “Supporting Green Actions in Oni Municipality through the development of Waste Management Infrastructure”, supported by the Slovak government were handed over to Oni Municipality.

The Oni Municipality will soon also be served by a 4WD seven-cubic meter waste collection truck for the transportation of separated waste In addition, based on Slovakia’s experience, a solid waste separation and recycling model was developed for Oni Municipality together with an action plan. The attention was also given on actions focused on introducing biodegradable waste management practices. Several campaigns have been conducted to raise public awareness on separate waste collection.

Czech medical experts’ visit in Georgia

Published in Health
Monday, 17 May 2021 12:43

Czech Republic is one of the continuous supporter of Georgia’s healthcare system. Within this mandate, a delegation of Czech medical experts is visiting Georgia on May 17-19. The main aim of the mission is to establish partnerships with local hospitals and institutions, to specify the content and scope of future involvement of the Czech Republic’s permanent medical humanitarian programme (MEDEVAC) in the country and subsequently to follow this reconnaissance journey by training for local medical capacities to increase the quality of onco-gynecology and cancer prevention. The team consists of Prof. Michal Zikán, Ph.D., prof. Jiří Sláma, Ph.D., and programme managers – Ms. Aneta Hanzálková and Ms. Denisa Vrňatová.

Within the visit, the delegation will meet the representatives of the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, Tbilisi State Medical University, National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, and Georgian Medical Holding. The delegation will also visit Rukhi and Batumi public hospitals, Screening Centre in Zugdidi and meet the Minister of Health and Social Care of Adjara A/R.

​Vakhtang Makharoblishvili has met with the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic, Michaela Marksová Tominová

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 20 April 2021 16:06
On 19 April 2021, the Georgian First Deputy Foreign Minister, Vakhtang Makharoblishvili received the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic, Michaela Marksová Tominová.
The sides discussed the traditionally friendly relations between Georgia and the Czech Republic. Discussions also focused on issues on the agenda of bilateral cooperation. Special accent was put on the Czech Government’s support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as for its European and Euro-Atlantic integration course.

Special attention was paid to the projects implemented by the Czech Development Agency in Georgia. Vakhtang Makharoblishvili welcomed the Czech Republic’s active contribution to the sectoral development in Georgia. The First Deputy Foreign Minister put high value on the Czech Republic’s practical assistance in the fight against the pandemic and elimination of its results.
Michaela Marksová Tominová shared with his Georgian colleague the Czech side’s decision to expel 18 Russian embassy staff over the Russian special services’ involvement in the ammunition depot explosion. The First Deputy Foreign Minister expressed Georgia’s solidarity with the Czech Republic in this regard.
Within the framework of her visit to Georgia, the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic will visit the Georgian regions, Zugdidi screening centre, Rukhi and Batumi hospitals which are equipped with Czech support. Cooperation memorandums will be signed with the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia and the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia.

Czech Development Agency Delegation to Visit Georgia

Published in Economics
Saturday, 17 April 2021 12:38

Czech Republic continues supporting Georgia within its Development Cooperation framework. In this context, Mrs. Michaela Marksová-Tominová, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Mr. Jan Sliva, Head of the Czech Development Agency and their teams will be visiting Georgia on April 19-22, 2021. As part of the official visit, Czech delegation will meet Georgian counterparts and Czech Embassy’s local partners, including the project sites implemented with Czech support in Georgia.

On April 19th, the agency delegation will sign two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia. The MoUs cover two projects, implemented with Czech financial support in Georgia: Way to Home: Development of Adult Alternative Social Services in Georgia (Total budget: about 780 000 EUR) and Support to primary healthcare Strengthening in Georgia (Total budget 1 233 000 EUR).

In coming days, the delegation will also attend the Opening Ceremony of Multifunctional Regional Beekeeping Centerand visit the Rukhi and Batumi Hospitals. The newly built hospitals in Rukhi and Batumi were equipped with the modern technical appliances within the framework of Czech Development Agency’s financial support. The delegation will also pay the visit to the Zugdidi Screening Center constructed and equipped by Caritas Czech Republic (CCR) with the financial support of the Czech Development Agency. The visit will be concluded by the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Finance and Economics of Adjara on Quantification of Health and Environmental Risks and Support for the Rehabilitation of the Former Batumi Refinery Site.

Press release of the Czech Embassy in Georgia

Ambassador Petr Mikyska opened the first informal meeting of Czech Business Platform in Georgia

Published in Economics
Friday, 26 March 2021 13:00
On March 24, 2021, Ambassador Petr Mikyska opened the first informal meeting of Czech Business Platform in Georgia. The Platform was established on the initiative and under the auspices of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tbilisi. There were nearly thirty representatives of Czech companies operating in Georgia and Georgian entrepreneurs selling Czech products or representing Czech entities participating in the first meeting. Representatives of the Czech non-governmental organizations Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia and People in Need were also present.
Among those present were representatives of the largest Czech investors in Georgia ENERGO-PRO and MND (KBOC); representatives of ŠKODA Auto, KOPOS Kolín, Elkoplast, Alka Plast, TON, Eco-Bohemia, Wiemarg; importers, distributors and producers of beer using Czech technologies (Plzeň, Český ráj, Apeni, Ludi Batumuri, U Lva), real estate companies (Stratos, L&R Company Services), tourism (Georgia-Trip), medicine (National Laboratory of Genetics). The director of the Czech Trade office in Baku, P. Zelenka, who also covers Georgia, attended the meeting. The chairman of the newly revived Czech-Georgian Chamber of Commerce, D. Mahovský, informed about the planned activities. In the future, cooperation with other institutions is planned, such as the Chamber of Commerce of the Czech Republic, the Confederation of Industry and Transport of the Czech Republic, the Confederation of Municipalities and Cities. Representatives of the non-governmental sector presented the possibilities of cooperation with companies, their involvement in development cooperation projects and the concept of corporate social responsibility.
The mission of the Platform is to enable discussion and exchange of views between representatives of companies and Embassy and companies themselves, sharing information, knowledge, skills and experience, strengthening public-private partnerships, ensuring greater regularity in contacts with Czech institutions, building links with Georgian partners and strengthening the brand of Czechia. Last but not least, the Platform should be a place for coordinating the promotion and protection of the interests of Czech companies through the Embassy. The Platform is open to all Czech companies interested in the Georgian market and Georgian companies selling Czech products.
During the informal part, the participants shared their experiences from working in Georgia and generally positively assessed the idea of establishing the Platform. The prevailing opinion among those present was that meetings should take place regularly three times a year.
Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tbilisi, Georgia

Ekaterine Tikaradze Studies the Process of Vaccination Ongoing in the Republican Hospital

Published in Health
Wednesday, 17 March 2021 11:20

Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, Ekaterine Tikaradze got familiarized with ongoing process of COVID-19 vaccination.  

According to the Plan, medical workers registered at the special platform have already received the first dosages of vaccine.

At this stage, 4456 medical workers have been registered and 1143 have been vaccinated.

The Minister of Health one more time urged medical workers to get involved in the vaccination process and stated that immunization will end the pandemic.

“I got familiarized with vaccination process ongoing at the Republican Hospital. We spoke with doctors regarding attitude of medical personnel. Doctors expressed their readiness to get involved in the vaccination process” – stated Ekaterine Tikaradze.

In addition, within Caritas project of Czech Republic, 55 pieces of oxygen concentrators were handed over to the Republican Hospital.

The medical device is procured with financial support of Visegrad Fund and Government of Korea.
“Georgia received 55 oxygen concentrators from partner countries. This action will further strengthen state clinics”, - stated Ekaterine Tikaradze.

“Visegrad is a donor organization representing 4 countries: Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia. The Fund support social and economic empowerment of the countries of Eastern Europe” – stated Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary to Georgia H.E. Dr. Viktória Horváth.

The project is aimed at support of health system amid the pandemic. In addition, the project envisages enhanced knowledge of all levels of COVID hotels personnel. This will help with timely and quality delivery of services to the people being in quarantine zones and clinical hotels.

The project also envisages technical assistance for primary healthcare workers, to enable them to better manage the pandemic within their competencies. The cooperation in this direction is ongoing with LEPL Emergency Situation Coordination and Urgent Assistance Center.

Meeting of Mikheil Sarjveladze with Czech Ambassador, H.E. Petr Mikyska

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 12:12

The Chair of the Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee, Mikheil Sarjveladze hosted the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Georgia, H.E. Petr Mikyska to discuss the directions and priorities of the Committee.

"It was an interesting and fruitful meeting. We introduced to the Ambassador the strategy and main directions of our Committee's activities. Special emphasis was placed on the protection of the rights of persons in the occupied territories and, in this regard, the need for important steps in the international arena to force the occupying state and, consequently, the criminal group operating directly in the occupied territories to retreat, for example, in the case of Zaza Gakheladze.

Among other priorities, it is important to ensure the standards set out in the Association Agenda for the protection of human rights, which should be typical of a country with a claim to Europeanness. In this regard, the Ambassador expressed commitment and desire to be involved in this process and participate in planning various joint projects", - M. Sarjveladze commented.

Administration of the Parliament of Georgia 

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