David Zalkaliani has participated in the annual meeting of the EU-CoE Joint Programme

3.11.2017, Tbilisi - Georgian First Deputy Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani participated in the annual meeting under the EU-CoE joint programme “Partnership for Good Governance”.

The Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Georgia and the Council of Europe have presented the results of their eight joint projects carried out in 2015-2017 in Georgia. David Zalkaliani  highlighted the importance of Such projects and active co-operation with European institutions for the reform process in Georgia, especially when it is on its way towards European and Euro-Atlantic integration.

The total budget of these eight projects was 3.7 million euros. They were funded by the EU and Council of Europe. The country-specific projects have assisted with: Application of the European Convention on Human Rights; Civic integration of national minorities; Strengthening the Georgian Bar Association; Improving healthcare in prisons; Countering money laundering; Promoting freedom, professionalism and pluralism of the media; Protecting internet freedom; Ensuring free and fair elections.

In addition to the aforesaid projects, Georgia joined 14 regional initiatives as well.