The EU Monitoring Mission hosts a Medical Security Course in Tbilisi

Published in Health
Friday, 30 November 2018 10:00
The EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) Georgia hosted a Medical Security Course in the Mission Headquarters, Tbilisi, between 22 and 27 November 2018. 
The course is conducted for civilian Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Missions by the Swedish Contingencies Agency (MSB). This Medical Security training was developed by the MSB specifically for CSDP Mission safety and security personnel.
 
A total of 14 students, coming from EUAM Ukraine, EUAM Iraq, EUCAP Somalia, EUPOL COPPS, EUCAP Niger, Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC) and the host Mission, participated in the course. 
This Medical Security Course is a comprehensive theoretical, practical and simulation based five-day long course. Its main goal is to give the course participants the knowledge, skills and ability required to prevent and respond in cases of medical emergencies in a safe, secure, timely and effective manner.
 
The MSB Senior Programme Officer and the point of contact in CPCC Security and Duty of Care Office were present during the training.
The EUMM has hosted various training courses in the past and welcomes such courses. This was the third Medical Security Course hosted by the EUMM this year.

All that is aimed at Georgia’s European integration yields tangible results

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 10:03

“Georgia is recognized as a leader of European integration processes. The high-level dialogue held in Brussels points to the fact that Georgia has advanced to a qualitatively new level of EU integration. This new format is first of all clear recognition of the reforms that the Georgian Government carries out in terms of economic development and the strengthening of democratic institutions” – the Georgian Foreign Minister, David Zalkaliani said during his meeting with Kvemo Kartli population in Kutaisi. 
David Zalkaliani extensively spoke about the benefits of Georgia’s EU integration. According to him, Georgia has achieved tangible results since 2012 on the EU integration path, including the Association Agreement signed in 2014, including DCFTA; visa free travel with the EU, which is not just the technical decision of the European Union but an important political message indicating that the EU wants to ensure that Georgian citizens travel visa-free throughout the EU/Schengen area and enjoy all the benefits of European integration. Visa-free travel offers a good opportunity to small and medium businesses to find their partners in the EU market and develop free trade with the EU.
According to the Foreign Minister, EU assistance will be directed towards such areas as agriculture, innovations, education and science, civil defence and security, fight against crime, etc.   
Zalkaliani updated the attending audience on the agreements signed within the framework of the first high-level meeting between the Georgian Government and the European Commission in Brussels.
According to Zalkaliani, Georgia will receive financial assistance worth €231 million, of which €100 mln will go towards the development of small and medium businesses
and €45 mln will be allocated as a macro-financial assistance.
David Zalkaliani also spoke about the ongoing misinformation campaign aimed at misleading the public by disseminating false information about Georgia’s EU integration processes.  
On closing, he highlighted Georgia’s contribution towards strengthening international security and stability.

EU expert mission to assist Georgia with establishment of population register

Published in Economics
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 10:29

On 26–30 November, experts from Estonia will visit Georgia to provide assistance to the country with establishing a population register.

They will meet with over 20 representatives from the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat) and several line ministries and agencies of the country.

The aim of this mission is to share experience and assist Geostat with its mission to draft a report with recommendations for establishing a population register.

The visit is being organised by the European Commission’s Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument (TAIEX), in cooperation with Geostat.

68 Georgians Appointed as Young European Ambassadors

Published in Education
Friday, 09 November 2018 19:28

On 9 November 2018, newly selected Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) will meet H.E. Carl Hartzell, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, at an official meeting in Tbilisi.

68 young Georgians were selected to take part in the third round of the YEAs initiative. During the meeting with the Head of the EU Delegation Carl Hartzell, Young European Ambassadors will present 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.

Within the week of 12 -16 November newly selected Young European Ambassadors from Georgia will visit “Young Farmers Centers” in Tetritskaro Municipality. They will make presentations in order to raise awareness about the European Union, shared values, inform about the EU funded youth initiatives and opportunities for Georgian youth in the field of education and mobility as well as brainstorm on the next activities.

The ‘Young European Ambassadors’ initiative aims to foster cooperation and sustainable links between young people and youth organisations from the European Union (EU) and its Eastern Partner countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine. The initiative facilitates the mutual exchange of ideas and information on the EU, as well as the engagement of young people in informative activities. It is focused on people-to-people contacts and dialogue-driven activities that contribute to an enhanced understanding and perception of the EU and a greater appreciation of its relationships with the Eastern Neighbourhood.

More information:

Young European Ambassadors Initiative

‘Young European Neighbours’ Network group on Facebook

Young European Ambassadors in photos and videos

Official Facebook Page of the European Union Delegation to Georgia

Georgia: Marneuli – last stop for Europe Day festivities in 2018

Published in Culture
Thursday, 08 November 2018 16:03

Last weekend, over 3,000 people gathered in the city of Marneuli, in the Kvemo Kartli region of southern Georgia, for the sixth regional Europe Day organised by the EU Delegation to the country.

Festivities in Marneuli closed the Europe Day activities held in the country this year. In 2018, the EU Delegation to Georgia brought Europe Day celebrations to seven locations: the capital of Tbilisi and six regional towns.

Residents of these towns enjoyed a number of information activities, including for children, to learn about the diverse Member States of the EU and EU-Georgia cooperation. Adults had the opportunity to sample delicious food and find out more about how the EU is helping create more opportunities for Georgian citizens.

68 Georgians Appointed as Young European Ambassadors

Published in Education
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 17:11

On 9 November 2018, newly selected Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) will meet H.E. Carl Hartzell, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, at an official meeting in Tbilisi.

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 present 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.

Within the week of 12 -16 November newly selected Young European Ambassadors from Georgia will visit “Young Farmers Centers” in Tetritskaro Municipality. They will make presentations in order to raise awareness about the European Union, shared values, inform about the EU funded youth initiatives and opportunities for Georgian youth in the field of education and mobility as well as brainstorm on the next activities.

The ‘Young European Ambassadors’ initiative aims to foster cooperation and sustainable links between young people and youth organisations from the European Union (EU) and its Eastern Partner countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine. The initiative facilitates the mutual exchange of ideas and information on the EU, as well as the engagement of young people in informative activities. It is focused on people-to-people contacts and dialogue-driven activities that contribute to an enhanced understanding and perception of the EU and a greater appreciation of its relationships with the Eastern Neighbourhood.

Young European Ambassadors Initiative

‘Young European Neighbours’ Network group on Facebook

Young European Ambassadors in photos and videos

Official Facebook Page of the European Union Delegation to Georgia

 

 

 

 

EU4Energy to support Eastern Partner countries to improve energy infrastructure planning

Published in Economics
Friday, 02 November 2018 10:49

The Energy Community Secretariat under the EU4Energy Governance Project organised a two-day workshop in Kyiv, Ukraine, on 30-31 October. The aim is to help the six Eastern Partner countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine – to improve their energy infrastructure planning. The event brought together representatives of all six countries, including from regulatory agencies, ministries and transmission system operators.

The Energy Community experts presented best practices in infrastructure planning, including the identification of priority projects, the role of regulators in investment planning, risk assessment and tariff setting, as well as long-term infrastructure plans based on the EU’s experience of Ten-Year Network Development Plans under the Third Energy Package.

The participants also discussed the methodology for the identification of so-called ‘Projects of Eastern Partnership Interest’ (PEPIs). The methodology, developed under EU4Energy technical assistance, covers projects of cross-border relevance in Eastern Partner countries that are not members of the Energy Community (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus), and projects connecting Energy Community Contracting Parties with Eastern Partner countries (e.g. Ukraine with Belarus and Georgia with Armenia). Derived from Regulation 347/2013 on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure, the PEPI methodology was adapted to fit the specific circumstances and needs of these countries.

EU-supported report on gender in rural Georgia highlights continuing inequalities despite progress

Published in Economics
Thursday, 25 October 2018 17:07

A new gender assessment report entitled “Gender, Agriculture and Rural Development in Georgia” was recently presented in Georgia as part of an EU-funded project.

The report explores existing gender inequalities in agriculture, their causes, and their impact on the economic and social development of rural areas and on food security and nutrition.

The study attempts to highlight the challenges, gaps and practices that need to be considered by policy-makers and project managers in Georgia.

The report reiterates the main gender inequalities in the country, namely the gap between policies, legislation and their implementation. It also notes the progress made by the Government of Georgia in improving gender equality policies, although the enforcement and monitoring of these laws and policies remain a challenge.

This study also identifies the need for further research into a wide range of areas within the gender, food security and agriculture areas.

Prime Minister’s Meeting with EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia

Published in Politics
Monday, 22 October 2018 18:14

Today, Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze held a meeting with EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia Toivo Klaar.

The parties discussed the dire human rights, security, and humanitarian situation in Georgia's occupied territories. Toivo Klaar's upcoming visits to the occupied regions were also discussed.

The meeting reiterated Georgia's commitment to peaceful conflict-resolution policy. Special emphasis was placed on the important role the EU plays in peaceful conflict-resolution as the Co-Chair of the Geneva International Discussions, especially in terms of ensuring the implementation of the August 12, 2008 Ceasefire Agreement.

The EU Monitoring Mission's role in peace-building and the importance of international missions' unrestricted access to the occupied territories were also singled out.

The discussion also underlined the importance of the effective use and empowerment of incident prevention and response mechanisms and various meeting and negotiations formats.

The conversation also revolved around the Georgian Government's peace initiative A Step to a Better Future designed to restore trust between the communities divided by the occupation lines and to ensure peaceful conflict-resolution.

Prime Minister's Press Office

EU-supported training helps ensure safe navigation in Black and Caspian Sea regions

Published in Economics
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 10:08

Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) operators from Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine recently joined their counterparts from other countries for a training seminar organised by the EU-funded “Maritime safety, security and marine environmental protection in the Black and Caspian Sea Regions” (BCSEA) project.

The participants received specialised training at the first level of responsibility of VTS staff, in accordance with the guidelines set out in the relevant international regulations.

VTS aim to contribute to safety of life at sea, safety and efficiency of navigation and protection of the marine environment, and play an important role in the prevention of accidents and pollution in areas which are congested or hazardous for shipping.

The seminar was delivered under the BCSEA project’s third component, “Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information System”.

It took place in Finland between 10 and 19 September and was attended by ten participants from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Ukraine.

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