Georgian state and monitoring reports on minority issues are ready for presentation. The reports will be presented at a conference on 19-20 May. The conference takes place in Batumi. ECMI Caucasus supports the conference.
The Civic Integration and Tolerance Council under the President of Georgia and the Council of National Minorities under the Public Defender are the hosts and organizers of the conference, where two important reports are going to be presented tomorrow.
The aim of the joint conference is to present and to discuss the two reports:
The 2010-2011 state report deals with the implementation of the National Concept for Tolerance and Civic Integration and its Action Plan. The monitoring report of the Council of National Minorities shares its findings on the implementation of the Concept.
The National Concept for Tolerance and Civil Integration elaborates national strategy and objectives in six main spheres:
- The rule of law
- Education and the state language
- Media and access to information
- Political integration and civil participation
- Social and regional integration
- Culture and the preservation of identity.
The reports will present assessments of the fulfillment of recommendations from the first monitoring report as well as indicate key issues to be considered for the next implementation period.
See also the webpage on National Integration and Tolerance in Georgia.
Supporters and participation
The conference will bring together around 75 participants. They will represent different state bodies responsible for the development and implementation of policies related to national minorities, civil society actors and representatives of media and international organizations.
The conference is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Advancing National Integration (ANI) project of the United Nations Association of Georgia (UNAG), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and European Center for Minority Issues (ECMI) – Council of Europe framework of the Denmark’s Georgia Programme.