Project Title: Promoting Open Governance Principles at the Parliament of Georgia and Supreme Council of Ajara (SCA). It is part of a broader initiative of the EU-UNDP project - “Consolidating Parliamentary Democracy in Georgia”.
Funded by: The European Union with a co-share from the Parliament of Georgia and SCA
Project Number: 00113526
Total Budget: EUR 290,000.00
Duration: November 11, 2019 – April 30, 2022
EU-UNDP project “Consolidating Parliamentary Democracy in Georgia” contributes to improved democratic governance in Georgia through strengthening the performance of the Parliament of Georgia and the Supreme Council of Autonomous Republic of Ajara (SCA) within the new context of constitutional and legislative framework.
In the framework of the project, UNDP is collaborating with the IDFI to promote open governance principles in the work of the Parliament of Georgia and SCA in order to enhance openness, transparency and accountability of the institutions, including through greater citizen engagement.
The cooperation aims at (1) enhanced public engagement in parliamentary processes through:
- supporting the operation of the Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open Governance
- supporting the Council in monitoring the implementation progress of Open Parliament Action Plans
- supporting the Parliament in raising public awareness on openness reforms and promoting citizen participation in legislative processes
- building the capacity of the Communications Teams of the Parliament on social network content management and tools
- supporting the building and reinforcing partnerships between the Parliament and other OGP member parliaments
and (2) SCA’s increased institutional openness, transparency and citizen engagement through:
- facilitating the institutionalization of a legislative openness mechanism in the SCA
- providing support to the SCA’s working group on legislative openness
- supporting the SCA’s working group in developing and monitoring the implementation of openness action plans
The project targets: members and staff of the Parliament of Georgia and SCA, civil society organizations, youth, ethnic minorities, academia, media, and the public in general.
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