On February 7th, 2014, Government of Georgia has approved the Action plan and recommendations about Digital Terrestrial Switchover in Georgia. As a result, after IDFI’s active advocacy work, the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development has completely changed the strategy which was presented in March 2013.
On 20-21st of October, 2014 IDFI delivered discussions titled “Control Your Government” at Rustavi and Gori Civic Engagement Centers. The discussions are conducted in the framework of the project “Enhancing E-Skills of Controlling Government among Young People”.
According to the memorandum, both sides are obliged to share information to determine and fulfill joint objectives better. They will cooperate in preparation of interim reports, video clips, informational guidelines and in conduction of communication campaigns.
According to amendments made to Georgian constitution in 2009, Kutaisi has been named as the parliamentary city.
Giorgi Kldiashvili, director at IDFI will speak about citizens' rights and participation mechanisms.
IDFI will lead a seminar about OGP issues at Akaki Tsereteli University (Green Hall) on 16th October at 14:00
Presentation of the project Stalin’s Lists was held at the building of the National Library on October 8. David Usuphashvili, head of Parliament also attended the event. He gave a speech, stating that being aware about recent history is very important for every citizen of Georgia.
IDFI and Ministry of Justice of Georgia calls journalists for participation in OGP workshop, which will be held on 11th of October at 12:00 (Club FrontLine Georgia, Lado Asatiani Street #62.
Until recently Georgia has exercised one of the most liberal migration policies in the world (visa free stay for up to 360 days, the possibility to apply for the visa on the directly on the border and etc), nevertheless it will not come as a surprise to state that the country has gradually started to adopt restrictive immigration policy. IDFI decided to look into the rationale of amending the migration policy, and on September 12th reffered to the government of Georgia with the FOI request to indicate the international agreements, as well as the research conducted and/or statistical data obtained based on which the reform was conducted. This article based on the official documents received from the government of Georgia, sums up the arguments of adopting a restrictive visa regime in Georgia and informs the reader on the process of adopting the applicable legislation.
IDFI has prepared a newsletter summarizing organization's activities in September. Short reviews of research and posts, published on IDFI's website or blogs are represented in the newsletter.
|20 January 2019|