Training for Migrant Community Facilitators

Published in Society
Friday, 05 August 2022 14:29

On July 27, 2022, representatives of the Equality Department of the Public Defender’s Office, with the support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), held a training for the facilitators of the migrant community of Georgia on the right to equality and protection from discrimination.

Within the framework of the training, representatives of the Equality Department introduced the training participants to the standards of equality and protection from discrimination, and, among other things, provided information on the constituent elements of discrimination, types of discrimination and human rights mechanisms. One training session was devoted to the issue of incitement to discrimination and expressions inciting discrimination. During the course of the training, participants had the opportunity, through practical exercises, to identify alleged cases of discrimination, which will help them detect and combat cases of discrimination in the future.

The Public Defender's Equality Department continues active efforts in the direction of raising the awareness of representatives of private and public spheres about protection against discrimination.

Public Defender (Ombudsman) of Georgia

GLOBALink | Xinjiang students enjoy professional skiing training during PE classes

Published in CHINA
Tuesday, 11 January 2022 19:17

Since Beijing won the bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, some schools in China have begun to conduct PE classes in ski resorts to let students enjoy professional training. That includes schools in Altay of Xinjiang. #GLOBALink

Produced by Xinhua Global Service

 

Georgian Military to undergo RSM Pre-deployment Training in Georgia instead of Germany

Published in military
Thursday, 11 June 2020 15:26

For the first time Resolute Support Mission pre-deployment mission rehearsal exercises for Georgian soldiers is being conducted in Georgia with help of American military staff. Before, such exercises were conducted in Germany where the military units got final evaluation. But currently pre-deployment mission rehearsal exercise is conducted on the Georgia Defence Forces military base. This attests to Georgia’s compliance with NATO standards and is another clear example, that Georgia has capacity and capability to successfully conduct international level exercises on Georgian soil.

The 13th Battalion of I Infantry Brigade is preparing for participation in the international mission. Today three training zones were arranged in Vaziani – the first unit performed cordon and search operation, second unit was responsible for protection the base and the third unit provided evacuation of the wounded soldiers. Around 600 military personnel participate in the closing exercise, which is the final component of 4-month long intensive preparation. Each stage of training will be evaluated that finally defines readiness level of the battalion to carry out the RSM. Pre-deployment training launched on June 5 and will come to an end on June 15.

Pre-deployment training is provided by JTEC sub-organization - Peacekeeping Operations Training Center (PKOTC) together with USMC. To date, around 18 000 Georgian military personnel underwent pre-deployment trainings and subsequently served alongside American personnel in ISAF and RSM operations.

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You can too! How the EU supports women entrepreneurs in Georgia

Published in Society
Friday, 06 March 2020 18:06

You can too! How the EU supports women entrepreneurs in Georgia?

 

  1. 1.       I want to start my own business, but I’m not sure my idea would work. Who can advise me?

The European Union is very active in supporting the development of new businesses, particularly among women and particularly in the regions of Georgia, often with a focus on rural and disadvantaged areas. So don’t think that you need to be in Tbilisi, to have a higher education or an established business in order to access EU support – on the contrary!

The EU supports a number of programmes and business support facilities that provide know how, practical help, and even funding to help you start your business.

Here are some examples:

If you are looking for support in agriculture, the ENPARD programme provides information, training, advice and financial support all over Georgia, with hundreds of thousands of farmers benefitting since 2013. Visit the programme’s interactive map to find regional initiatives, contacts, information centres and cooperatives near you.

The Mayors for Economic Growth programme supports local authorities in developing economic growth and job creation. Among the dozens of local authorities that have signed up in Georgia, three – Bolnisi, Gori and Tbilisi – are running pioneer projects including support for new entrepreneurs with training and business development facilities, ensuring the equal access of women to development opportunities.

 

  1. 2.       Business advice is all very well, but you need money to develop your business. How can I get funding when I have no money of my own and no business experience?

A number of grants for agricultural projects are available under the ENPARD programme. Follow the calls section on their website to see the list of grant competitions that are available.

While the local development projects funded under the Mayors for Economic Growth initiative do not provide grants, they will help you to access finance. For example, the SPARK business accelerator set up under the project in Tbilisi offers new businesses assistance in preparing a business plan, and puts you in contact with potential investors and sources of finance. 

One EU-funded programme offers loans that are specifically tailored to women: Women in Business can provide finance both to start and develop a business. The programme works with local partners Bank of Georgia and TBC Bank and offers preferential terms for women entrepreneurs to finance new business ideas or expand an existing business. Several other projects under the EU4Business initiative also work with local banks to provide loans for SMEs – from micro-finance to major investment loans.

 

  1. 3.       I already have a business, but I need help to take it to the next step: is there any EU support available for me?

If you already have a business and you are looking to develop, funding (and training) is available through a number of programmes under the EU4Business initiative, which supports private sector development across Georgia.

Apart from providing loans, Women in Business offers training and subsidised advisory services that are specifically tailored to women-led businesses. The programme also offers a personalised online tool – the Business Lens – to assess your business and see what kind of support you can access.

Some EU4Business programmes also offer finance for much larger businesses, but others such as the DCTA Initiative East offer microfinance loans up to €25,000. The European Fund for South East Europe (EFSE) also provides small loans (average loan size €14,300) to the smallest businesses (less than 10 employees) in sectors such as agriculture, industry, trade and services. Click here for the full list of finance programmes under EU4Business, here for projects offering training and business advice, and here for projects supporting access to markets.

Georgian entrepreneurs also have access to the Enterprise Europe Network, which helps Georgian SMEs find business and technology partners across Europe and beyond.

 

  1. 4.       I’m not sure I want to start a business, but I want to learn new skills: is there something for me from the EU?

Training and skills are a key priority of EU support in Georgia, and the EU provides considerable funding for Vocational Education and Training (VET). The EU recently launched a 150 million GEL programme supporting vocational education and labour market development. The 5-year programme will help 105,000 Georgians find jobs by expanding high quality vocation education, improving labour policies, and supporting entrepreneurship training.

In terms of direct support, the individual EU4Youth programmes – Say YES: Skills for Jobs, Enhancing Youth Education, Employment and Participation in Conflict-affected Areas in Georgia and Ukraine, Fostering Potential for Greater Employability, and Better Skills for Better Future – have a strong focus on skills for under-35s, especially in less advantaged regions of Georgia, providing training, mentoring and internships to help young people find jobs.

For young women under the age of 30, the EU offers exciting opportunities under its Erasmus + youth programmes. You can join the almost 10,000 young Georgians who have already learned new skills and developed valuable experience by participating in youth projects or volunteering for work abroad under the European Solidarity Corps.

And if you are in higher education, Erasmus + offers student exchanges and post-graduate programmes in Europe. Find out more about all the opportunities and how to apply.

 

  1. 5.       Are there women like me, who started their own business with EU help?

There are lots!

Nata, Manana, Irina and Dali all received grants under the ENPARD programme. Natalia and Irina come from Tbilisi, Manana from Tsalka, and Dali from Upper Alvani. Natalia grows cucumbers, Irina tomatos, Manana runs a tea processing enterprise, and Dali combines honey production with educational courses. They have all developed their business with the help of EU training and grants.

Irina Gloveliand Tekla Mamageishvili both received advisory support as part of the Women in Business programme. For Tekla, the project helped to plan the activities of her eye clinic more strategically and attract financial resources, while Irina received help to put her engineering company’s financial reporting in order, leading to a 7.5% rise in profits.

Manana Chqareuliworked from home as a seamstress. With the help of loans under the EFSE programme, she was able to upgrade her equipment, lease a proper workspace and hire staff to develop her business. Now her company is on its way to becoming a brand in its own right.

Diana Bakradze and Anna Varamashvili benefitted from skills training and internships under a project for ‘Support of vulnerable youth to become productive citizens through learning, training and employment’, an important step to an independent professional life.

Click here for more success stories from ENPARD, here to find out what the city of Bolnisi is doing under the Mayors for Economic Growth project, and here to learn about five Georgian women who have benefited from EU support across a range of areas.

 

  1. 6.       Whom can I ask for help?

Visit the ENPARD website to find contact information in all the different regions of Georgia, and check the programme’s interactive map to find regional initiatives, contacts, information centres and cooperatives near you.

Look at the Mayors for Economic Growth website to see if your town is among the signatories and what it is doing to support jobs and businesses near you.

If you already have a business and are looking to develop it, check out the training and funding opportunities available under EU4Business in Georgia.

For education and youth opportunities, contact the national Erasmus + office in Georgia.

And don’t forget to follow the EU Delegation to Georgia on Facebook for updates and new opportunities.

 

EU4Business in Georgia: Training opportunity for business consultants

Published in Economics
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 10:51

Business consultants in Georgia have until 24 September to apply for a four-day EU4Business training course on ‘Change Management for Consultants’.

The course will take place in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi over two modules, on 27–28 September and 8–9 November. It will provide consultants with the tools, methodologies and processes to deliver high-quality projects on time, within budget and with minimal risk.

The course is aimed at experienced consultants with at least five years’ experience in the field of management consulting (in areas such as IT, implementation of production systems, strategic management, human resources, etc.).

Participants will learn change management skills to meet the demands of complex clients with large-scale projects.

More information on eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found here. (http://eu4business.eu/events/change-management-training-business-consultants-tbilisi)

This training course is part of the ‘Advice for small businesses’ programme implemented by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and supported by the EU under the EU4Business initiative.

Mass Cycling Training at Ashgabat Stadium Enters Guinness Book of Records

Published in World
Monday, 04 June 2018 14:50

At the instruction of the head of state, the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs held a cycling training at the capital’s multifunctional Ashgabat Stadium on 1 June. Representatives of Guinness World Records proclaimed the event the largest cycling awareness-raising event in the world.

The number of participants of this grand cycling campaign reached 3 thousand 246 people. They practiced cycling, and then were informed on the role of this mode of transport in the current logistical environment and on traffic rules and regulations for cyclists on city streets.
The event became a vivid reflection of this well-established innovation in Turkmenistan, where a growing number of people prefer bicycles as the healthiest and most environmentally friendly mode of transport.

The rise in such tendencies in Turkmenistan attracted attention of several foreign companies working to develop cycling infrastructures in cities. Representatives of SMOOVE French company were briefed on opportunities to introduce automated bike-share systems in Ashgabat and Avaza National Tourist Zone. In their opinion, our country managed to create perfect conditions for bicycle rides, and the city’s road infrastructure is fully compatible with cycling safety standards.

The guests noted that today, under the leadership of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, sports in Turkmenistan are reaching mass levels. Being accessible to people of all ages and beneficial for health and fitness, cycling plays a special role in the lives of Turkmen citizens.

At the 82nd meeting of the 72nd session, the UN General Assembly adopted a Resolution declaring 3 June World Bicycle Day, and this testified to the fact that the global community highly commends the proactive role of Turkmenistan in developing sports and mass sports movement, international cooperation in this sphere, and shaping the environmental culture of the society.
The Turkmen leader’s seriousness with regard to sports, primarily, as the best way to maintain people’s health, is reflected in the social policy consistently implemented by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov so as to improve the quality of life of the people of Turkmenistan and create all conditions necessary to bring up healthy and resilient generations.

The first training with combat shootings held within GDRP

Published in military
Thursday, 02 November 2017 11:16

In the framework of Georgia Defence Readiness Programme (GDRP) the first training is being conducted. III Platoon of I Light Infantry Company of the 43rd Battalion of IV Mechanized Brigade is the first military unit going through combat preparation within the GDRP. The instructors of NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Centre (JTEC) and Joint Multinational Readiness Center of the United States European Command are training the Georgian soldiers.

The military personnel were practiced at Vaziani  4th firing ground aimed at enhancing the combat preparedness level of the Georgian military unit.

In 2016, Ministry of Defnce of Georgia and the U.S Department of Defence concluded the Framework Agreement in security field for 2016-2019. Minister of Defence Levan Izoria and the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence Michael Carpenter signed the document. One of the key components of the Agreement is GDRP implementation. 

The Lelos Training Squad For June Tests

Published in Sport
Monday, 26 June 2017 09:00

While the whole country is getting ready to host World Rugby Under 20 Championship, Milton Haig and Senior Lelos are determined to have another successful June Campaign naming 36 men training squad for tour of Americas.

Georgian head coach was aiming to have even stronger squad, but following Georgian internationals could not join the team due to injuries: David Kubriashvili, Giorgi Tetrashvili, Vakhtang Maisuradze, Beka Gorgadze, Badri Liparteliani, Anzor Sichinava and Irakli Svanidze.

As part of World Rugby regulation 9, team will assemble at Shevardeny from May 29 to 31, with the final touring 33 men squad announcement scheduled for June 1.

"The Summer test matches are once again a very important period for us as an organization. Like last years Tour to the Pacific Islands, we have an opportunity to create another 'chapter' of history as a group.

“This Training Squad is packed with experience and also some newer players who we think will add enthusiasm and energy. Its exciting for the Coaches to be working with a quality squad and we look forward to the players being here in Georgia over the next two weeks” Said Milton Haig.

From Summer to Winter

The Lelos have three very important matches against quality opposition this June, and will need to cover large distance as team will depart for tour on June 3rd heading towards Canada first, where they face Canada in Calgary on June 10 (Georgian time: 01:00 June 11).

Then Georgian National Team travels to Atlanta, to ‘another’ Georgia, where the Lelos play against USA Eagles as part of June Internationals week two on June 17, which is June 18 at 03:00 at Home.

Georgian National Team then will head long down south from Summer to Winter in Argentina, where in Jujuy The Lelos will face Los Pumas on June 24 (23:15 Georgian Time).

“All test matches are going to be very tough and with USA winning the ARC Championship recently, they in particular will have lots of confidence and self belief leading into this campaign. Canada have always competed well at Test level and we all know the challenges a team like Argentina will bring at us and its exciting to be playing a 2015 Rugby World Cup Semi Finalist” added Haig.

THE LELOS TRAINING SQUAD FOR JUNE TESTS

Published in Sport
Thursday, 25 May 2017 16:42

While the whole country is getting ready to host World Rugby Under 20 Championship, Milton Haig and Senior Lelos are determined to have another successful June Campaign naming 36 men training squad for tour of Americas.

 Georgian head coach was aiming to have even stronger squad, but following Georgian internationals could not join the team due to injuries: David Kubriashvili, Giorgi Tetrashvili, Vakhtang Maisuradze, Beka Gorgadze, Badri Liparteliani, Anzor Sichinava and Irakli Svanidze.

 As part of World Rugby regulation 9, team will assemble at Shevardeny from May 29 to 31, with the final touring 33 men squad announcement scheduled for June 1.

 "The Summer test matches are once again a very important period for us as an organization. Like last years Tour to the Pacific Islands, we have an opportunity to create another 'chapter' of history as a group.

 “This Training Squad is packed with experience and also some newer players who we think will add enthusiasm and energy. Its exciting for the Coaches to be working with a quality squad and we look forward to the players being here in Georgia over the next two weeks” Said Milton Haig.

 From Summer to Winter

 The Lelos have three very important matches against quality opposition this June, and will need to cover large distance as team will depart for tour on June 3rd heading towards Canada first, where they face Canada in Calgary on June 10 (Georgian time: 01:00 June 11).

 Then Georgian National Team travels to Atlanta, to ‘another’ Georgia, where the Lelos play against USA Eagles as part of June Internationals week two on June 17, which is June 18 at 03:00 at Home.

 

Georgian National Team then will head long down south from Summer to Winter in Argentina, where in Jujuy The Lelos will face Los Pumas on June 24 (23:15 Georgian Time).

 

“All test matches are going to be very tough and with USA winning the ARC Championship recently, they in particular will have lots of confidence and self belief leading into this campaign. Canada have always competed well at Test level and we all know the challenges a team like Argentina will bring at us and its exciting to be playing a 2015 Rugby World Cup Semi Finalist” added Haig.

 

Georgia Training squad for June Internationals 2017

 

Forwards: Anton Peikrishvili (Cardiff Blues), Tornike Mataradze (Lyon), Mikheil Nariashvili (Montpelier), Jaba Bregvadze (Worcester Warriors), Shalva Mamukashvili (Toulon), Badri Alkhazashvili (Toulon), Soso Bekoshvili (Brive), Irakli Mirtskhulava (Oyonax), Karlen Asieshvili (Brive), Levan Chilachava (Toulon), Giorgi Chkhaidze (Domon), Kote Mikautadze (Montpelier), Giorgi Nemsadze (Bristol), Nodar Cheishvili (Lelo Saracens), Otar Giorgadze (Clermont), Beka Bitsadze (Chanbery), Mikheil Gachechiladze (Enisei), Giorgi Tkhilaishvili (Batumi), Lasha Lomidze (London Irish), Vito Kolelishvili (Clermont), Giorgi Tsitskiridze (Brive).

 Backs: Vasil Lobzhanidze (Brive), Giorgi Begadze (Kochebi), Vazha Khutsishvili (Locomotive), Lasha Malaghiradze (Krasny Yar), Lasha Khmaladze (Lelos Saracens), Rezi Jinchvelashvili (Bagrati), David Kacharava (Enisei), Tamaz Mchedlidze (Agen), Merab Sharikadze (Aurillac), Giorgi Koshadze (Kharebi), Sandro Todua (Lelo Saracens), Soso Matiashvili (Academia), Giorgi Pruidze (Bagrati), Merab Kvirikashvili (Lelos Saracens), Beka Tsiklauri (Locomotive)

Training for Geostat staff

Published in Economics
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 11:25
The large-scale training is being held for the field staff of the Agricultural Statistics Division of National Statistics Office of Georgia, with the assistance and financial support of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 
The training encompasses the methodology of sample survey of agricultural holdings, filling in the questionnaires, online data entry and issues of improving communication with respondents. In the learning process, field staff members are also provided with information on the updated sampling frame as a result of 2014 Agricultural Census and other novelties regarding the survey. The staff members of Agricultural and Environment Statistics Division of Geostat conduct the trainings. 
The management of Geostat attended the current training. According to Ms. Meri Daushvili, the Executive Director of Geostat, conducting such kinds of meetings is very important. She pointed out that the main objective of the training is to increase the qualification of staff members and improve the quality of statistical data in the field of agriculture. 
The training will be held in two stages – for the field staff of Western and Eastern Georgia. In sum, up to 400 staff members of Geostat will participate in the training.
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