Round table about supportive services for people with disabilities was held in Akhaltsikhe

On June 19th, the Education Development and
Employment Center (EDEC) held a round table meeting in Akhaltsikhe about supporting
services for people with disabilities. Here, respective needs, problems, and
challenges were discussed.

Lika Kiladze, Chairperson of the Board of the
Education Development and Employment Center (EDEC), gave a speech about the ongoing
project and the topics to discuss. Guram Melikidze, First Deputy Mayor of
Akhaltsikhe Municipality greeted all participants.

Then, Giga Sopromadze, Executive Secretary
of the Council working on People with Disabilities in Tbilisi City Hall, talking
about their support services. Giorgi Akhmeteli, Executive Director of the movement
Accessible Environment for Everyone presented the results of Europe
Foundation’s survey “Use of Public Finances for people with disabilities –
Inclusion and Participation.”

The discussion was held within the framework of the EU-funded project “Equal Opportunities for People with
Disabilities.” It is implemented by Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Georgia (ASB
Georgia) in cooperation with its partner organizations, the Education
Development and Employment Center (EDEC) and Accessible Environment for
Everyone.

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