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October 25, 2019 Kutaisi

European Union supports Civil Society Organizations in Western Georgia to monitor the Public Administration Reform (PAR)

A civil society forum will bring together CSOs from Imereti, Guria and Racha-Lechkhumi enhancing

civil society’s competence to monitor the PAR through trainings and mutual cooperation.



The Cultural-Humanitarian Fund “Sukhumi”, in partnership with the Fund of Women-Entrepreneurs and the Imereti Scientists Union “Spectri”, has launched the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”, funded by the European Union.

For this purpose, a Civil Society Forum for Western Georgia will be created within the framework of the project. Civil Society Organizations from Imereti, Guria and Racha-Lechkhumi will cooperate and monitor the implementation of the PAR in 8 municipalities. The results will be based on a monitoring mechanism (elaborated by Fund “Sukhumi”), measuring the efficiency, transparency and inclusiveness of local authorities in Khoni, Bagdati, Terjola, Vani, Ozurgeti, Lanchkhuti, Tsageri and Ambrolauri.

All of this will be supported through a series of trainings to equip the local CSOs with the needed competences to carry out the abovementioned tasks in the respective municipalities. Furthermore, a sub-granting scheme to support local CSOs has been prepared and will support CSO Forum member organizations to engage in civic dialogue in their respective municipalities and beyond.

Local needs’ assessment will be carried out during the first and the second year of the project and relevant recommendations will be elaborated and included in Local Action Plans of target municipalities. Regular reports on PAR monitoring and regional developments will be published. An online petition system will be piloted in Khoni municipality.

Fund “Sukhumi”, along with the project partners, will make the voice of civil society work in Western Georgia heard: a national advocacy campaign (meetings with MPs and respective ministries, round table discussions and debates) and a comprehensive media campaign (TV appearances and press-conferences, web-site and social media) will highlight the importance and the progress of civil society work in Western Georgia.

The European Union supports the democratic development of Georgia. After the signing of the Association Agreement, the Public Administration Reform (PAR) is an important element to sustain the democratic turn of Georgia. Achieving an efficient and transparent public administration is the reform’s proclaimed aim and has been agreed upon between the European Union and the Georgian government.

The Cultural-Humanitarian Fund “Sukhumi” is a women-led CSO from Kutaisi. The organization works towards a peaceful democratic society in Georgia and supports women-led activities, making women sustainable actors of peace.


Contact details:

Cultural-Humanitarian Fund “Sukhumi”
Address: 6 Mgaloblishvili st., Kutaisi       
E-mail: womansukhumi@ 
Tel .: (0431) 27 13 68                            
Mob .: +995 597 40 51 46                    
Web site:

Fund of Women-Entrepreneurs    

Address: # 68 Lado Asatiani str., Kutaisi               
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                       
Tel .: (0431) 27 29 02
Mob .: +995 592 67 91 91
Web site: Fund-Of-Women-Entrepreneurs

Imereti Scientists Union “Spectri”

Address: 9 Tsminda Nino Str., Kutaisi             
E-mail: spectri@                          
Tel .: (0431) 24 80 57                             
Mob .: +995 599 57 05 16                       
Web site:

The CSO Forum for organizations from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi was set up in October 2019.

Cultural Humanitarian Fund Sukhumi
Fund of Women-Entrepreneurs
Imereti Scientists Union “Spectri”