The Commemoration Day of the Victims of Repressions, 22 July was established by the decree of the President of Georgia in 2002. On the same day in 1937, a great Georgian poet, Paolo Iashvili committed suicide in the building of the Writers’ Alliance.
On July 22, 2020 “Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI)” in collaboration with “Human Rights Education and Monitoring (EMC)” and “Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC)”, held the closing ceremony of the EU-funded project “Facilitating Implementation of Reforms in the Judiciary (FAIR)”.
Georgia’s scores in terms of e-government and e-participation have slightly improved in the UN E-Government Survey 2020. Although the country has dropped by 5 positions in the e-government ranking, it advanced by 7 positions in the e-participation ranking.
The recent developments in Georgia have once again attracted public attention to the topic of animal care and welfare in Georgia. Existing problems of high complexity, which require immediate action have once again come to the surface.
In Russia, the native Ural district of Boris Yeltsin, city of Yekaterinburg, since 2015, there has been a cultural and educational center named after him ("Yeltsin Center"). The Boris Yeltsin Museum occupies the main part of the center, as well as various departments, the most important of which is the Boris Yeltsin Archive. 11 funds of this archive are available online - it is possible to view the documents and download their copies.
As part of the Certification Program in Fighting Corruption, the eighth module was launched on 14 July to provide trainees with information on modern whistleblowing and investigative journalism on corruption.
On July 17-19, 15 trainees participated in a two-day practical training organized by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI). Participants explored and delved into the monitoring mechanisms of government activities.
The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) organized training sessions “Remote Control and Communication Skills” for the staff of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara.
A workshop of the Consultative Group of the Open Governance Council of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara was held on July 15.
In the framework of the project “Assessing Georgia’s progress in 20 EaP Deliverables for 2020” IDFI summed up implementation and challenges of the Public Administration Reform.
|22 January 2020|