TRAINING IN GEORGIA

From 8 to 24 November, 2013 the second round of seminars on the topic “Intercultural Understanding and Communication” was held within the framework of the “Coalition for Trust” project - a three-year regional program funded by the European Commission and co-funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The events were attended by representatives of three different target groups – journalists, students and civil activists.

In line with this, on 14-15 December, 2013 the regional networking meeting was organized in Antalya, Turkey which was attended by partners and project involved experts from South Caucasus countries, as well as non-recognized republics of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. 

The meeting aimed to provide a space for deliberation over the possible joint initiatives  the second round of seminars on the topic “Intercultural Understanding and Communication” was held within the framework of the “Coalition for Trust” project - a three-year regional program funded by the European Commission and co-funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The events were attended by representatives of three different target groups – journalists, students and civil activists.in the field of human rights protection and advocacy in the region.

The project started in late 2012 and works in all entities of the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and in non-recognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia) to restore confidence and build people-to-people contact by opening up new perspectives on conflict transformation. 

The project is managed by the Norwegian Helsinki Committee and is implemented on the ground by local partner and associate organizations in the regions. In Georgia, the initiative is coordinated by the Public Movement Multinational Georgia and Human Rights Center. The purpose of the project is to contribute to the development of democracy, promotion of human rights, intercultural understanding and reconciliation in the region.