Young generation for democracy and pluralism

The population of Georgia is heterogeneous in many respects. This applies to the ethnic as well as religious, socio-economic and cultural background of various groups. For this reason, the state has taken numerous measures to protect the rights and freedoms of minorities and to ensure their equal participation in public life. In the process of moving towards EU standards, which includes the adoption of the Law on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination in 2014, Georgia prohibits all forms of discrimination, including discrimination based on language, religion and sexual orientation. However, recent developments show that integration and equal opportunities are not yet fully in place. Tolerance, diversity and intercultural dialogue need to be further promoted at various levels.

It is particularly important to provide the country’s young generation with access to relevant information and to raise their awareness for the importance of diversity and pluralism.

It is also crucial that they are supported to take the initiative themselves and contribute to the formation of a pluralistic democracy and tolerant society.

The Foundation will organize a series of events in seven regions of Georgia (Ajara / Batumi, Imereti / Kutaisi, Samegrelo / Zugdidi, Samtskhe-Javakheti / Akhaltsikhe, Kakheti  /Telavi, Kartli / Gori, Kvemo Kartli / Marneuli) dealing with a range of issues related to the project theme. The project team will introduce the participants to the work of local self-government bodies and other state institutions, facilitate a dialogue and promote their active engagement. The project will conclude with a Youth Forum in Tbilisi.

Funding

German Foreign Office

Duration

1 April 2021 – 31 December 2021

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