Development of Civil Society

The Civil Society Development program at Education, Development and Employment Center is wide-ranging and multi-directional, with various types and scales of projects being implemented. All of them contribute to strengthening civil society in Georgia, civil education, freedom of each community member and increasing the level of civic independence, sociatal equality and civic awareness.

The initiatives which are being served by the program are common issues and require citizens groups to mobilize involvement in the decision-making process, accountability of state institutions, vulnerabilities and protecting the interest of individuals with special needs.

The allocation of responsibilities between citizens and government is an open dialogue and collaborative.

Education, Development and Employment Center for Development of Civil Society with current and Completed Projects:


Current Projects

Geographic Coverage: Georgia

Donor: European Union

Goal: To support the protection and promotion of rights of persons with various disabilities and to contribute to opportunities for their social integration throughout the country with specific emphasis on its rural areas.


Geographic scope: Georgia

Implementation period: 2017– 2020

Donor: EU

Target group: Civil Society

The goal: Improve civil society environment in Georgia. 


The following results are expected to be achieved within the framework of More

Geographic scope: Kutaisi

Implementation period:  July 2014 - October 2017

Donor: PH International, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.

Target group: Students, teachers, parents.

P More

Geographic scope: Kutaisi

Implementation period: 01.08.2015 – 31.08.2020

Donor: United Nations Association of Georgia (UNAG), the US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Target group: Young people

The goal: Tolerance and diversity on the public cons More

Completed Projects

Target group: People with disabilities living in western Georgia

Donor(s): Open Society – Georgia Foundation


The goal: Provide equal opportunities for persons with disabilities living in western Georgia, protection of their rights and propaganda under t More

Target groups: East-West Management Institute, a public policy advocacy and civil society development in Georgia



The goal:  Increase the awareness of young people about volunteering and volunteer activities.

Within the project: 


Target group: People with disabilities

Donor(s): East-West Management Institute


The goal: Promoting the interests of persons with disabilities in the improvement of a general health care program.

Within the project:

  • A survey was conduct More

Target group: Georgian migrants



The goal: to protect the rights of migrants and the promotion of legal migration to Turkey and Greece.

Within the project:

  • 44 persons have been registered in a database of people whom are interest More


Target group: Young people

Donor(s): US Embassy, USAID


The goal: A healthy lifestyle among young people and to increase their level of awareness

Within the project:

  • 307 young people passed training More

Target group: Civil society

Donor(s): European Union


Purpose: The effective cooperation between government bodies and Kutaisi city population, including open dialogue and local decision-making process, active involvement of the population groups in the budget More

Target group: Deported persons and their descendants

Donor(s): ACF Spanish International Organization Action Against Hunger


The goal: to promote repatriation of deported persons in 1940 from Georgia and their descendants.

The project included training More

Target group: Regional organizations

Donor(s): Foundation “Open Society Georgia”


The goal:  Increase the involvement of regional organizations in the work of the national platform and the promotion of their full participation.

Within More

Target group: Civil society

Donor(s): Ministry of Justice


The goal:  Support the government; increase the level of public awareness about the risks of illegal migration and trafficking.

Within the project: created a database of information about More

Target group: Young people from ages 13 to 15

Donor(s): USAID

Partner(s): PH international

The goal: English learning access for vulnerable adults.


Target group: Students

Donor(s): National Endowment for Democracy, Levan Mikeladze’s charity foundation


The project objective is to strengthen advocacy skills of students and their promotion in democracy development.

Within the project: 50 stude More

Target group: Public school students

Donor(s): World Vision Switzerland, World Vision Georgia


Objective: To increase youth participation in community decision-making process, and advocating the interests of the community as needed.

Within the project: More

Target group: Young people from 16 to 21 years

Donor(s): US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Partner(s): United Nations Association of Georgia (UNAG)

The project objective is public awareness among young people through the promotion of democracy and liberal v More

Target group: The public school students

Donor(s): US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Partner(s): PH international

Objective: To identify local needs by students and find ways to solve the problems in cooperation with decision makers.

Within the proj More

Target group: Young people from 13 to 24 years

Donor(s): USAID

The project objective is to promote the employment of young people for their personal human capital and skills

Within the project: retrained 2 trainers in issues of personal development and published a manual More

Target group: Public school students

Supporters: World Vision-Georgia, World Vision Romania and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

Objective: To improve the level of accountability of the government towards the citizens of Georgia and Romania by increasing of public s More

Target group: 50 young people living in Kutaisi from 16 to 25 years

Donor: “Open Society Georgia”

Geographic scope: Kutaisi

The goal of the project is to improve the knowledge and skills of the young people of their rights and active citizenship, as well as t More

Target group: Civil society

Support: American Foundation: National Endowment for Democracy” (NED)

Objective: Strengthening local civil society of Kutaisi with population groups of personal initiatives, redistribution of responsibilities and organizational skills through re More

Geographic scope: Imereti, kakheti

Support: “Open Society Georgia”

Target group: Adopted children, foster children and their caretakers, social workers, child caregivers from adopted families, caregivers of children from family-type homes.

Project goals: Inte More

Target group: 20 members of the youth non-governmental organizations, people living in Kutaisi ages 16 to 25 years

Support: The World Bank Georgia

Objective: Working on youth issues between the various sectors to improve coordination and information exchange system throughout Ku More

Geographic Scope: Kutaisi

Implementation Period: 01.04.2016 - 01.01.2018

Donor: EU

Target Group: Condominiums, representatives of civil society, local self-government.

Purpose: development of homeowners associations in Kutaisi condominiums. Effective administrati More

Target group: Talented young people from poor families

Supporters: World Vision Germany, Bank “Republic”, Group “Societe and General”

The project objective is to support talented vulnerable young people and to promote the development of their capabilities More

Target group: Students, Teachers

Donor: US Agency for International Development (USAID)

The project objective is to improve the quality of education in the school curriculum and help raise awareness of young people and their participation in the process of building a democratic More

Target group: Young people from 7 to 25 years living in Kutaisi

Supporters: Peace Corps of Georgia, US Embassy in Georgia

The project objective is to promote reading among young people by offering them the latest publications and engaging in discussion events.

The librar More

Target group: Young people from 14 to 25 years.

Supporters: World Vision Georgia, the Austrian development Agency (ADC)

Project goal: To collaborate with the government in order to create better opportunities for young people and defeat trafficking.

The project establish More