Vani working group has a lot of work, and this was obvious during City Council meetings. IT specialist presented information about updating the official web page - the functions of requesting public information and online petitions, a mechanism for citizens' participation "Plan the budget" will be added. Online broadcasting of City Council meetings and other technical changes are planned. The meeting also reviewed the code of ethics developed for City Council members and the results of the third monitoring conducted by representatives of partner civil society organizations.

Part of the recommendations identified in the framework of two monitoring have already been implemented. Recommendations of the third monitoring will be also reflected in the action plan of the working group. Their implementation will add more transparency and efficiency to the work of local self-government.

The training on elaboration of grant applications and projects was held in Batumi for the representatives of civil society organizations from eight municipalities.

The second grant competition is currently underway according to the project. The training was devoted to the consideration and adjustment of projects that will be submitted to the competition. The work was quite fruitful, as together with the theoretical part, the training format also envisaged the active involvement of the participants. All organizations were able to correct and improve their project applications.

The project is implemented with the support the European Union - #EU4Georgia

The ninth meeting of the CSO Forum was held in Batumi “Hilton” Hotel.

The meeting was attended by 16 civil society organizations registered in 8 municipalities. They analyzed the situation regarding CSO support and funding and their development opportunities in these municipalities.

According to the participants, most organizations have neither experience nor practice of working with donors.

It was noted that mostly regional organizations implement activities in the municipalities and participation in the project will give them possibility to show their opportunities and enrich their experience.

The work is carried out in the framework of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”.

Meeting of the working group was held in Terjola City Council. The issue of civil budgeting was discussed during the meeting. The municipality is actively working on the relevant document.Support from the City Hall is needed to complete the document, accordingly a meeting of three members of the working group with the Mayor was planned.

The work is carried out in the framework of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”.

 

The project is implemented with the support the European Union - #EU4Georgia

An online petition system is being introduced in Khoni Municipality!

An information meeting was held on April 6, which discussed the importance and necessity of this system.

The members of the working group named the administrative units, where they will hold information meetings with the population according to the plan.

The work is carried out in the framework of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”.

The project is implemented with the support the European Union - #EU4Georgia

Elaboration of the final version of the Code of Ethics is coming to its end – ordinary meetings of the  working group was held in Khoni Municipality, which was attended by the Chairperson of the City Council Valeri Bakhtadze.

This document differs from the Codes of Ethics of other municipalities. It applies not only to public officials, but also to officials with professional, administrative and labor contracts.

The work is carried out in the framework of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”.

What has changed after the second monitoring in the municipalities? What is the progress? What challenges remain?

The third monitoring of the Roadmap for Public Administration Reform (PAR) has been completed. A press conference was devoted to the discussion of the monitoring results, which was attended by 20 representatives of various media outlets. The monitors provided the journalists with important information about the changes identified during their work.

The meeting was organized by the project partner – Imereti Scientists’ Union "Spectri".

The work is carried out in the framework of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”.

During the ordinary meeting of the competition committee, 16 project proposals were discussed. The projects were developed by the Civil Society Forum Member Organizations in frames of a small grants competition.

By the decision of the commission, project applications of Lanchkhuti organizations (Georgian Rural Hall and Lanchkhuti Information Center) will be financed at this stage.

The decision about financing of other organizations will be made by the tender committee after adjusting the projects.

The work is carried out in the framework of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”.

After online activities during pandemic, the representatives of civil society organizations from 8 municipalities gathered in Kutaisi. The training was devoted to the issues of lobbying. Actual cases were discussed along with other important issues. The interactive work was conducted by the trainer Elisabed Sopromadze and according to the participants, it was useful and productive day for them.

The organizer of the training is Imereti Scientists’ Union "Spectri". The work is carried out in the framework of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”.

Signing of the declaration was interesting. During a meeting in Kutaisi, representatives of the project partner organizations, CSOs and media unanimously supported the declaration, which aims to promote efficiency, transparency and inclusiveness of public administration in target municipalities.

The work is carried out in the framework of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”.

 

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