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Supporting the Development of Youth Policy on Municipal Level in Georgia

The training activity took place
in Rustavi
organised by Regional Association for Youth Initiatives; Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia
22 - 27 March; 11 - 16 April 2019
Reference person

Rati Cheishvili

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Aims & objectives

The aim of the training was to build sustainable capacities for inclusive youth participation at the local level in Georgia via piloting a capacity building programme in six Georgian municipalities (Telavi, Gurjaani, Akhaltsikhe, Adigeni, Zestafoni and Baghdati) alongside the strategic framework for youth policy development in Georgia.

Accordingly, the objectives were the following:
- To increase the competences of municipal youth workers, youth workers working in CSOs and of young people to design and participate in inclusive decision-making processes on youth issues at the local level in Georgia;
- To strengthen institutional structures and cross-sectorial cooperation between non-governmental CSOs and governmental bodies for youth participation at the municipal level in Georgia;
- To enhance the availability and accessibility of educational resources relevant for continuous learning of governmental and non-governmental youth workers.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

The project intended to trigger a substantial change in the architecture of municipal youth work in Georgia in order to improve the life opportunities and develop potentials of young Georgians. Therefore, three primary target groups from Georgia have been identified for the activities of the project:
- Municipal youth workers working in youth departments
- Youth workers working in CSOs at the local level
- Youth people willing and motivated to shape their local communities by acting for their own and their peer's interests.

Except for participants from Georgia youth workers, young people and representatives of municipal youth services from Poland and Lithuania has participated in the training course.

In total there was 24 person participating in the training course.
6 participants from municipalities of Georgia;
6 participant from civil society organizations from Georgia;
6 participant from municipalities from Lithuania and civil society organizations;
6 participant from municipalities from Poland and civil society organizations;

Training methods used & main activities

The training course was organized using non-formal education methods and approaches. We used interactive, non-formal education methods, such as group work, facilitated discussions, simulations, daily reflection sessions and etc.

Outcomes of the activity

The direct results of the project are:
- Enhanced competences of municipal and CSO youth workers in 6 Georgian municipalities contribute to a change in attitude and responsiveness to young peoples` efforts to contribute to youth policy development at the municipal level;
- Enhanced competences of young people – the fellows – trigger more youth-led activities that advocate for youth interests;
- Two new municipal youth structures are created - youth councils and municipal dialogue platforms – that ensure that youth interests are aggregated, listened to and effect municipal decision making;
- A new guidelines paper for municipal youth policy development is developed and used by the youth departments in six municipalities;
- A training manual is developed and used by municipal youth workers in six municipalities for their competence development;
- An e-learning platform is created and integrated into the competence development programme for municipal youth workers in Georgia.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Together with other co-trainer we have planned, implemented and evaluated the training activity.

I worked on this training for 12 days as a full time trainer.

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