TRAINING IN GEORGIA

In the period from 6 to 23 February, 2015 the sixth round of seminars (three 3-days events) on the topic “Revival of Trust on National and Regional Levels” was held in Tbilisi, Georgia 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, and implemented in partnership with Public Movement Multinational Georgia. The events were attended by representatives of three different target groups – journalists, students and civil activists. 

The seminars were led by Zurab Bendianishvili, head of the Coalition for IDPs Rights and Ivane Badzaghua, free-lance trainer. Separate sessions were conducted by sector specific experts, namely Beslan Kmuzov, correspondent of the Caucasian Knot, Nino Gogolashvili and Irakli Chikhladze, coordinators of the Caucasus Center for Civil Hearings (for civil activists group), Temuri Arbolishvili, head of the Civic Forum (for students group), and Mamuka Kuparadze, head of the Studio Re (for journalists group). 

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.