On May 10, Education Development and Employment Center (EDEC) and Independent Journalists’ House signed a memorandum of understanding with Batumi Municipal Department of Culture, Education, Sport and Youth Affairs. The subject of cooperation includes: Strengthening the deliberative body of the Mayor of Batumi Municipality – the Youth Council; Increase the Council’s cooperation with local and international organizations; Develop and implement an effective mechanism for communication with local youth.
The parties pursue an agreed policy to prepare, implement and raise the necessary resources for joint projects;
At the end of the memorandum, the parties had the opportunity to interview the young members of the council, hear their expectations and needs, learn about the project objectives and activities planned to strengthen the council.
Memorandum was organized within the framework of the European Union (EU) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) funded project “Civil Society STAR Initiative: CSOs as Sustainable, Transparent, Accountable and Resilient Development Actors in Georgia“ (2021-2025).