DRC and ECMI in Georgia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark undertook a monitoring mission to Georgia during the period of 6 – 10 November. During the visit, the Danish delegation looked at ongoing Danish activities in Georgia. Meetings were held with the two implementing partners Danish Refugee Council and the European Centre for Minority Issues. Moreover, there were meetings with key government institutions, the donor community and civil society organisations.

Danish activities are being implemented according to the plan.

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has done extensive work at the central level to participate in the development of a National Strategy for IDPs in Georgia. The Strategy is considered an important policy framework for planning coordinated approaches to improving the livelihoods of IDPs. It is hoped that the current draft can be implemented as soon as possible but this is pending on its upcoming endorsement by the designated inter-ministerial committee. DRC has
also been successful in promoting a regional Caucasus network (CRINGO) consisting of more than 70 civil society organizations. The network has enhanced refugees’ and internally displaced persons’ possibilities and rights. Work is being done through dialogue, lobbyism, and specific contributions for cooperation across borders and other divisions.

The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) has been successful in promoting issues relating to the national minorities of Georgia and in supporting integration of minorities and their rights in compliance with European standards. ECMI is particularly engaged with minority communities in Javakheti and Kvemo Kartli districts. Here, activities aim at promoting dialogue between the local actors and the central level of government. In parallel, ECMI also builds capacity of the Government and the Parliament with the aim of advancing standards of governance on minority issues.

For further information about ongoing Danish activities in Georgia refer to DRC’s and ECMI’s homepages or call us.

DRC: www.drc.dk
T. 995 99 274 264

ECMI: www.ecmi.de
T. 995 32 223 833

DRC and ECMI in Georgia

ECMI founders:

The German Federal GovernmentThe German
Federal Government
The Danish GovernmentThe Danish
The Federal State Schleswig-HolsteinThe Federal State