14 projects selected to strengthen civil society in Georgia

14 Georgian and European non-governmental organisations have been selected to implement activities aimed at strengthening the role of civil society in Georgia under the European Union's Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Programme. 


According to an EU Delegation to Georgia press release, €1,200,000 will be available to finance micro projects with budgets ranging from €39,000 to €100,000 that promote human rights and democratic reform, support rule of law and good governance in the country.
During a special ceremony held this week, Head of the EU Delegation to Georgia Ambassador Philip Dimitrov presented the winners of the 2010 Call for Proposals for civil society organisations, which was launched in Tbilisi in April 2010.
The priority areas of the projects are:
  • Promoting the rights of vulnerable groups (including internally displaced persons, ethnic, religious and other minorities, children, women, persons with disabilities), health, economic, social, cultural, labour rights and rights to equal treatment and physical integrity, promote their integration into the society;
  • Supporting access to Justice;
  • Advocacy and awareness raising of human rights;
  • Promoting the ability of civil society to engage in human rights policy dialogue.
The European Union’s programme “European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights” (EIDHR) was created in 1994 following an initiative of the European Parliament. The EIDHR is a funding programthat supports and promotes human rights and  democracy in non-EU countries around the world. €100 million is allocated annually under this budget-line. (ENPI Info Centre)
Press release
ENPI Info Centre webpage - Georgia
ENPI Info Centre Press Pack - Perceptions of the EU in Georgia
ENPI Info Centre Press Pack - The EU and Georgia
EU Delegation to Georgia



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