Workshop for Civil Society Representatives in Akhaltsikhe, Georgia

On 3 and 4 August, the Max Planck Foundation, in partnerhship with the local project partner, the Civil Council on Defense and Security (CCDS), organised a workshop in Akhaltsikhe.

Workshop sessions were conducted by Georgian experts with civil activists, students, local media and representatives of non-governmental organizations. The workshop addressed several critical topics related to diversity and inclusion, including combating discrimination, promoting gender equality, recognising and supporting minority rights, fighting disinformation and fake news, and fostering social cohesion. Specific workshop sessions were dedicated to the role of the media in combating stereotypes and prejudices and highlighted the importance of the media in creating and sustaining an inclusive society. 
The event showcased a collective commitment to promoting an inclusive society that embraces the richness of diversity. Furthermore, the involvement of non-governmental organisations demonstrated the commitment of the civil society sector to advocate for marginalised communities and work towards a more equitable society in Georgia.

The workshop was part of the Foundation’s project titled ‘Promoting Pluralism of Opinion and Free Media in Georgia‘, supported by the German Federal Foreign Office as part of the programme ‘Expanding Cooperation with Civil Society in the Eastern Partnership Countries and Russia’.