The Levan Mikeladze Foundation, in cooperation with the Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA), is implementing the project "National Convention on the EU in Georgia" with financial support from SlovakAid and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. Within the framework of the project, on July 15, 2022, the third meeting of experts working on external communication was held at the Information Center on NATO and EU. It was attended by experts in the field, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, and non-governmental organizations.

The draft of the concept paper on external communication prepared by local and Slovak experts was discussed at the meeting. Founding partner at Egeria Solution, Tamar Khulotdava spoke on the topic “External Communication for Successful Foreign Policy.” Georgian expert Dimitri Tskitishvili spoke on the importance of external communication. He also briefly talked about the concept paper on Georgia’s External Communication Strategy. Also a Slovak expert, Ondrej Gazovic presented the topic “Slovakia and Its Road to the EU: Lessons Learned.” After the presentation, a discussion was held.

The meeting was moderated by Ivane Chkhikvadze, EU Integration Program Manager at Open Society Foundation Georgia.

15-07-2022

The Levan Mikeladze Foundation, in cooperation with the Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA), is implementing the project "National Convention on the European Union in Georgia" with financial support from SlovakAid and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

Within the framework of the project, on June 22, the 5th meeting of the group of experts working on energy security was held at the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. It was attended by experts in the field, and representatives of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development.

The subject of energy security prepared by local and Slovak experts was discussed at the meeting. Georgian experts Natalia Shatirishvili and Giorgi Mukhigulishvili spoke on "the European Green Deal and Energy Security." Also a Slovak expert, Veronika Oravcova discussed “Energy Security in Slovakia from the Perspective of the European Green Deal.”

The meeting was moderated by Margalita Arabidze, Head of the Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Policy and Sustainable Development Department at the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, and Mr. Giorgi Mukhigulishvili, Energy Expert of the World Experience for Georgia (WEG) Analytical Center.

28-06-2022

The Levan Mikeladze Foundation, in cooperation with the Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA), is implementing the project "National Convention on the EU in Georgia" with financial support from SlovakAid and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

Within the framework of the project, on June 21st, 2022, the final meeting of experts working on youth policy was held at the Youth Agency. It was attended by experts in the field, representatives of the Youth Agency, and non-governmental organizations.

The meeting discussed youth policy issues prepared by the local and Slovak experts. Georgian expert, Marina Zhvania, has presented the two documents on the topics of “Quality Assurance of Youth Work” and “Development of a System for Recognition and Validation of Skills Acquired Through Youth Work in Georgia.” Slovak Expert, Ivana Ulicna, has discussed “Introduction of Innovation into the State Education System.”

The discussion was held after the presentations. The meeting was moderated by the partner of “Egeria Solutions,” Ms. Irina Pruidze.

21-06-2022

The Levan Mikeladze Foundation, in cooperation with the Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA), is implementing the project "National Convention on the EU in Georgia" with financial support from SlovakAid and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

Within the framework of the project, on May 31st, 2022, the third meeting of experts working on youth policy was held at the Youth Agency. It was attended by experts in the field, representatives of the Youth Agency and non-governmental organizations.

The meeting discussed the topic of youth policy issues prepared by the local and Slovak experts. Georgian expert, Marina Zhvania, has presented the document on the topic of “Development a System for Recognition and Validation of Skills Acquired Through Youth Work in Georgia.” Slovak Expert, Ivana Ulicna, has discussed “The Recognition of Skills of Young People Through Informal Education in Slovakia.”

The discussion was held after the presentations. The meeting was moderated by the partner of “Egeria Solutions,” Ms. Irina Pruidze.

31-05-2022

The Levan Mikeladze Foundation, in cooperation with the Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA), is implementing the project "National Convention on the EU in Georgia" with financial support from SlovakAid and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

Within the framework of the project, on May 19th, 2022, the second meeting of experts working on external communication was held at the Hilton Garden Inn Tbilisi Chavchavadze. It was attended by experts in the field, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, and non-governmental organizations.

The draft of the concept paper on external communication prepared by local and Slovak experts was discussed at the meeting. Georgian expert Dimitri Tskitishvili spoke on the Concept of Georgia’s External Communication Strategy. Also a Slovak expert, Ondrej Gazovic shared with the participants feedback on Georgia's external communication strategy. After the presentation, a discussion was held.

The meeting was moderated by Ivane Chkhikvadze, EU Integration Program Manager at Open Society Foundation Georgia.

20-05-2022

On April 26, Deputy Head of the Youth Agency of Georgia, Vakhtang Baakashvili, youth policy expert, Marina Zhvania, and the Levan Mikeladze Foundation Project Assistant, Tamta Darsalia, went on a study visit to Bratislava, Slovakia. The study visit is carried out within the framework of the project "National Convention on the EU in Georgia."

The purpose of the trip was to familiarize them with the system of work and the experience of state bodies, institutions, and NGOs dealing with youth policy issues.

On 26 April, the study visit participants met with representatives of the Association of Slovak Youth Information and Counseling Centers (ZIPCeM) and the Center for Slovak Training Firms (SCCF). At the meetings, the participants got acquainted with the system of cooperation between youth organizations, the mechanisms for recognizing non-formal education, and the labor qualifications of young people.

On April 27, meetings were held with representatives of the Pontis Foundation and the Impact Games innovation platform. The goal of the platform is to develop digital and board games that will have a positive impact on the community, especially young people. On the same day, the study tour participants visited the Youth Council of Slovakia.

On April 28, the study visit continued with meetings with the Slovak Youth Institute "IUVENTA" and a representative of the Slovak Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports. During the meetings, the Slovak colleagues shared their knowledge of the youth policy strategy with the Georgian participants.

On the last day of the study visit, April 29, a meeting was held with representatives of the Slovak Youth Center "Youth of the Street" and "Slovak Junior Achievements".

The Levan Mikeladze Foundation, in cooperation with the Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA), is implementing the project "National Convention of the European Union in Georgia.” The project is funded by SlovakAid and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

 

 

6-05-2022

The Levan Mikeladze Foundation, in cooperation with the Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA), is implementing the project “National Convention of the European Union in Georgia”. The project is funded by SlovakAid and Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

In the framework of the project, on May 5th, the second meeting of the youth policy working group was held in the Youth Agency. Field experts, representatives of the Youth Agency, and non-governmental organizations attended the meeting.

At the meeting, local and Slovak experts on youth policy presented policy papers. The Georgian expert, Marina Zhvania discussed Development Quality Assurance of Youth Work in Georgia. The Slovak expert, Ivana Ulicna discussed two topics: 1. Recognition and Validation of the Skills Acquired Through Youth work; 2. Digital Platforms for Youth Work Management.

After the presentations, the participants engaged in a discussion. The entire meeting was moderated by Ms.Irina Pruidze, partner at Egeria Solutions. During the meeting, the Deputy Head of the Youth Agency, Mr. Vakhtang Baakishvili, delivered a speech to the participants.

 

6-05-2022

The Levan Mikeladze Foundation, in cooperation with the Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA), is implementing the project "National Convention on the EU in Georgia" with financial support from SlovakAid and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.
Within the framework of the project, on April 7, 2022, the first meeting of experts working on external communication was held at the Hilton Garden Inn Tbilisi Chavchavadze. It was attended by experts in the field, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, and non-governmental organizations.
The draft of the concept paper on external communication prepared by local and Slovak experts was discussed at the meeting. Georgian expert Dimitri Tskitishvili spoke on the Concept of Georgia’s External Communication Strategy. Also a Slovak expert, Ondrej Gazovic shared with the participants' feedback on external communication in Georgia.
After the presentation, a discussion was held. Particular attention was paid to issues related to the situation in Ukraine, and Georgia's security prospects, taking into account the motivating factors, goals, and objectives of Russia's aggressive policy. The participants also discussed the enlargement of the Eastern European Partnership and Georgia's niche in the international community.
The meeting was moderated by Ivane Chkhikvadze, EU Integration Program Manager at Open Society Foundation Georgia.

11-04-2022

The Levan Mikeladze Foundation, in cooperation with the Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA), is implementing the project "National Convention on the European Union in Georgia" with financial support from SlovakAid and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.
Within the framework of the project, on December 28, the final meeting of the group of experts working on energy security was held at the Hilton Garden Inn Tbilisi Chavchavadze. It was attended by experts in the field, representatives of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, and non-governmental organizations.
The final document on energy security prepared by local and Slovak experts was discussed at the meeting. Georgian expert Giorgi Mukhigulishvili spoke on "Assessing the energy security of Georgia, the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic and their policy goals."
Natalia Shatirishvili discussed the quantitative assessment of energy security in Georgia. Also a Slovak expert, Veronika Oravcova shared with the participants’ feedback on energy security indicators. After the presentations, a discussion was held.
The meeting was moderated by Margalita Arabidze, Head of the Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Policy and Sustainable Development Department at the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, and Mr. Murman Margvelashvili, Director of the World Experience for Georgia (WEG) Analytical Center and Energy Expert.

28-12-2021

The Levan Mikeladze Foundation, in cooperation with the Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA), is implementing the project "National Convention on the European Union in Georgia" with financial support from SlovakAid and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.
Within the framework of the project, on December 16, the first meeting of the group of experts working on the issue of external communications was held at the Hilton Garden Inn Tbilisi Chavchavadze. It was attended by experts and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.
The document on the external communication issues prepared by local and Slovak experts was discussed at the meeting. Georgian expert Dimitri Tskitishvili discussed the Concept of Georgia's Foreign Communication Strategy. Slovak expert Ondrej Gazovic spoke on National Branding and Strategic Communication of the Slovak Republic. After the presentations, a discussion took place.
The meeting was moderated by Marine Narchemashvili, Director of the Press and Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, and Ivane Chkhikvadze, Open Society Georgia Foundation, European Integration Program Manager.
At the following meetings, the working group will continue to work on the concept of Georgia's external communication strategy.

17-12-2021