This year, with the support of 6 NGOs and nearly 500 people, Civitas Georgica launched a CPW campaign across 21 Georgian communities.
Here are some of their activities:
1. Public debates concerning infrastructure rehabilitation projects, social initiatives, and education issues were organized in 12 communities. Three community initiatives were supported by local government, while another two were addressed to service provider companies. Around 280 people participated in debates.
2. Eight community preschool centers were opened across 4 municipalities of Racha-Lechkhumi. In remote villages, alternative kindergartens were established as part of a community initiative. These are all owned and operated by local communities and gave the opportunity to 76 children to go to kindergarten.
3. A workshop concerning issues of public participation was organized for 10 regional NGOs. In particular, the workshop focused on discussing the Code of Good Practice of civil participation issued by the CoE. The Georgian translation of the Code was distributed to the participants.
4. Three press-conferences related to the results of monitoring of the work of municipal service providers were organized and conducted in the Guria region. Journalists were presented with the results of monitoring of the work education, health and social departments of municipalities.
5. Youth clubs in Lanchkhuti and Chokhatauri organized a campaign under the slogan “We Want to Know” which focused on discussing local budget expenditures on sports and recreation in their towns.