MEDIA ADVISORY: Council of Europe and the Delegation of the EU will present results of joint projects in Georgia in 2015-2018

Tbilisi 31 October 2018
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On Tuesday, 6 November, the Council of Europe and the Delegation of the European Union will present to the media in Tbilisi the results of their joint projects in Georgia.

Eight projects have been carried out in Georgia in 2015-2018, with a total budget of 4.1 million euros, funded by the EU (85%) and Council of Europe (15%). They have assisted the Georgian authorities with the application of the European Convention on Human Rights; civic integration of national minorities; supporting the Georgian Bar Association; improving healthcare in prisons; countering money laundering; promoting freedom, professionalism and pluralism of the media; protecting internet freedom, as well as assisting elections. In addition to these country-specific projects, Georgia also participates in 14 regional initiatives.

Cristian Urse, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Tbilisi, Catalin Gherman, Deputy Head of Cooperation, European Union Delegation to Georgia, Pilar Morales, Head of Programming Department, Council of Europe (Strasbourg), and Nino Baakashvili, Head of the Division of the Council of Europe, Department of International Organisations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia will open the presentation and reply to questions from media representatives.

The presentation will take place at 14:00-14:30 local time on Tuesday, 6 November 2018, at Rooms Hotel Tbilisi, Garden Hall, 14 M. Kostava Str. English-Georgian interpretation will be provided.

Prior accreditation of media representatives is requested. Media accreditation is done through the Council of Europe’s Office in Georgia, contact person for accreditation: 322913870/71/72/73