Lectures and Trainings

The Rondeli Foundation launched a new project “(DCFTA) Awareness Raising Trainings for Journalists and Civil Society Organizations”

2017 / 09 / 25

On September 25, 2017 Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (Rondeli Foundation) launched the training program “Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) Awareness Raising Trainings for Journalists and Civil Society Organizations”. The first round of the training was held in Telavi.

The lecture was delivered by Mr. Kakha Gogolashvili, the Director of the EU Studies at the Rondeli Foundation. He made a presentation on the Free Trade Economic Integration Models, made a general overview of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement (AA) and DCFTA as well as discussed the DCFTA Tariff elimination and Rules of Origin.

During the period of five months, the series of trainings will take place in Tbilisi and five regions of Georgia (Kutaisi, Telavi, Gori, Akhalkalaki, Marneuli and Batumi) mainly targeting local journalists reporting on economic policy, business climate, agriculture, trade, regulatory environment and other relevant topics as well as SMEs, industrial, agricultural unions, Professional Unions, NGOs working in DCFTA related fields and other stakeholder groups (local governments, municipalities).

The abovementioned project will enhance the quality of journalists’ reporting on trade and DCFTA as well as improve the capacities of the central and regional NGOs dealing with DCFTA and strengthen the support towards DCFTA-related policy reforms.

The training program is implemented by Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (Rondeli Foundation) with the support of USAID/Governing for Growth (G4G) in Georgia.

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