On June 22 , a volunteer forum was hosted at Akaki Tsereteli State University. The forum connected those who were interested in volunteer opportunities with those who were looking for volunteers. 40 organizations participated in the forum, including local NGOs, local government, businesses, and media outlets.
The initiative is aimed at improving the civil society environment in Georgia, strengthening civil society organizations, and increasing their accountability to citizens by strengthening other actors. Over a period of 45 months the "Civil Society Development Initiative" envisions over 110 separate activities and 80 grants. At least 2,500 representatives of civil society will be involved in the initiative’s activities throughout Georgia.
The Volunteer Forum was organized by Local Democracy Agency Georgia and supported by the Education Development and Employment Center (EDEC) within the framework of the Civil Society Development Initiative (2017-2020).
The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of the European Union and Germany.