PROJECTS

“Online Web-platform on NATO Integration” Project

Organisation: Atlantic Council of Georgia
Donor: NATO
Duration: April 2016 – December 2016
Amount: 11,080 $

Planned and implemented activities:

The overall purpose of the project is to increase and solidify the public support for Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic aspiration. This is done through online web-platform and different events aimed at increasing awareness among wider Georgian public, as well as expertise of media, future experts and youth on NATO, NATO-Georgia cooperation and Georgian foreign and security issues.

 

Development of Strategic Communication Process on NATO Integration” Project

Organisation: Atlantic Council of Georgia
Donor: German Konrad Adenauer Foundation
Duration: February 2016 – June 2016
Amount: 16,922 $

Planned and implemented activities:

Project aimed to assess efficiency of the national system of strategic communication on Euro-Atlantic integration issues. For this purpose, the current practice, existing guiding documents and information received from the comprehensive interviews conducted with representatives of the state agencies involved in this system were thoroughly analyzed. The final document of the project was published on the Atlantic Council of Georgia’s website and as bilingual brochure. It includes the comprehensive appraisal of current state of the national system of strategic communication on Euro-Atlantic integration issues, its main shortcomings and detailed recommendations for improving its efficiency.

“Online Web-platform on NATO Integration” Project

Organisation: Atlantic Council of Georgia
Donor: NATO and Romanian Embassy in Georgia
Duration: January 2015 – July 2015
Amount: 15,656 $

Planned and implemented activities:

The overall purpose of the project is to increase and solidify the public support for Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic aspiration. This is done through online web-platform and different events aimed at increasing awareness among wider Georgian public, as well as expertise of media, future experts and youth on NATO, NATO-Georgia cooperation and Georgian foreign and security issues.

 

In 2013-2014, The Atlantic Council of Georgia conducted 8-months-long Georgia’s Security Sector Review Project (GSSR) funded by the USAID.
During the Project, three initially set specific objectives were successfully attained. In particular, Project Team: (I) reviewed and analyzed current legislative framework of the Georgian security sector, as well as institutional arrangements, including procedures and practices for strategy and policy development; (II) conducted research and identified the international best practices of the security sector’s legal and institutional arrangements that ensure effectiveness and proper integration of the democratic checks and balances within the sector; (III) based upon review of the legal and institutional framework, as well as best practices, developed and presented to the public the recommendations on institutional and legal improvements of the security sector that foster efficiency, facilitate better democratic and civic control, as well as increased transparency  and accountability.
Results of Project Team’s work carried out within the Project were published as the Georgian Security Sector Review Final Report.
 
 
In Spring of 2012, Atlantic Council of Georgia and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation jointly established “Georgian-German Strategic Forum”. The Forum is a semi-formal platform for regular dialogue between the representatives of governmental and non-governmental sectors, which work on foreign and security, European integration and bilateral relations issues. Forum is a good venue for two sides to interact and work out joint recommendations on topical foreign and security issues. Its format also provides good frame for planning and carrying out joint research, educational and training-exchange activities. First Forum Meeting was successfully held on May 2-3, 2012, in Tbilisi. Till today, already four annual Forum meetings have been conducted. After each annual meeting, stemming from the issues discussed, the joint Georgian-German recommendations document is elaborated.
 
 
During March-October of 2012, together with US Centre for Strategic and International Studies and Europe House, with the joint project titled “US-Georgia Forum”, Atlantic Council of Georgia carried out the following project activities: a) interviews with representatives of Georgian legislative and executive power branches on important, problematic issues of security, international relations and economic spheres; b) three roundtable meetings with representatives of government, parliament and NGO sector, on which the processed results of the interviews were presented and the participants offered their comments and observations; c) the results of the interviews and the three roundtables were analyzed. The summary document was drafted, which compiled the Country’s main problems in the fields of security, international relations and economy identified, as well as the remedies suggested during the above mentioned events; d) participation in the meetings organized by American Partner and joint analysis of the ideas expressed and issues raised during these meetings.

 

Implemented Projects

In 2007, with support of Norwegian Atlantic Committee, ACG implemented the research project, titled – “the Common security Platform for the South Caucasus”. Two young researchers from each of three countries were involved in the research process with the assistance from senior fellows and the end product was published.

 

In 2009-2010, supported by Norwegian Atlantic Committee, ACG conducted two projects:

- First one was focused on Effective Management of Defense and Security sectors in South Caucasus. Two meetings were organized within the scope of the project that gathered Georgian, Azerbaijan and Armenian experts, other representatives of civil society, as well as of municipalities and journalists, to discuss the effective management of security sector, democratic control and strategic security issues.

- To facilitate the strengthening of public support for Georgia’s aspirations to join NATO, ACG commissioned the book titled – “In search of Lost Space, Culture Politics in Post-Soviet Georgia”. The book is a collection of articles and it reviews the role of different aspects of art in the integration of Georgia in the western world during 90s.

 

On December 10-11, 2011, together with the Ilya State University, ACG conducted the international conference titled – “Twenty Years after the Fall of the Soviet Union: Historical Context and Strategic Perspective”. Some new light was shed upon the key questions impacting this vast area in the run up to, during and after the demise of the Soviet Union.

During the conference, particular attention was given to the lessons learned from the integration of Eastern European countries into the Europe and Euro-Atlantic space. Emphasis was also made on how to best move the region forward and out of its Soviet legacy, whilst harnessing the great potential of the region facing the challenges of an autocratic resurgence in an era of a global economic downturn, growing concerns over energy security and more inward looking tendencies in the West.

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