The new EU project “Civil Society Development Initiative” serves to improve the civil society environment in Georgia.
- Diversify the civil society funding sources, among others through the activation of state funds and the private sector, support of volunteerism and improvement of the tax environment;
- Increase the capacity, accountability and credibility of civil society organizations thus enabling them to better advocate for citizens’ political, economic, social and cultural rights and interests;
- Strengthen the CSO cooperation with government, media and business sectors;
- Promote the joint initiatives of civil society in the field of public policy, especially during the EU Association Agreement implementation process.
By the end of 2020, in frames of initiative, over 110 different types of activities will be implemented, and up to 80 grants will be awarded for the benefit of at least 5000 civil society representatives throughout Georgia.