Georgian civil society leaders on the move!
From 21 June, the Secretary General of ALDA, Antonella Valmorbida, and Eastern Partnership Coordinator, Nino Tvaltvadze, conducted a training with the Georgian community leaders in the capital Tbilisi, and in Kutaisi, the city hosting the Local Democracy Agency Georgia and one of the new members of the network of ALDA.
The training was the last one in the framework of the project Mobilized Civil Society For Local Democracy, co-funded by the European Union and led by NALAG, the National Association of Local Authorities from Georgia. The other two partners are ALDA and the LDA Georgia.
In this crucial moment for the future of the country and its overlook towards the EU, community leaders and civil society representatives were trained on a variety of topics, including decentralized cooperation, and collaboration between local authorities and civil society. Participants were particularly satisfied with the activity: “In general, projects implemented by various NGOs in Georgia barely correspond to the real local needs nor they provide necessary benefits and tangible results for rural areas. I would like to say that this project is a good exception and a successful case” said J. Megutnishvili, Head of staff, Municipality of Telavi, Georgia.
Furthermore, participants anticipated the referendum about EU in the UK by claiming "More Europe in Georgia & more Georgia in Europe!”.
The training was the occasion for ALDA delegation to visit the City of Kutaisi and offer ALDA membership certificate to the Vice Mayor.