Embassy of the Czech Republic in Georgia
Human rights and transition promotion of the Czech Republic
Georgia is one of ten priority countries of Czech Transition Promotion Program
The Transition Promotion Program is an instrument for democracy assistance of the Czech Republic to partner countries. This program is aimed at support to democracy and human rights, using the Czech Republic’s experience with the social transition and democratization of the country.
Transition Promotion Program priorities:
- Support of civil society, including human rights defenders;
- Promotion of freedom of expression and information, including the freedom of media;
- Promotion of equal and full political and public participation;
- Support of institution-building in the area of the rule of law;
- Promotion of equality and non-discrimination;
- Promotion of human rights in employment and in the environmental context.
The Transition Promotion Program in Georgia has particular focus on minorities’ rights, human rights and free media in Abkhazia and youth participation in public life.
Long term projects within this program are administrated by Human Rights & Transition Policy Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and implemented in cooperation with Czech civil society organizations and their local partners.
Local Transition Projects are administrated by the Czech Embassy in Georgia and implemented through local civil society organizations and their local partners. The Embassy opens call for proposal annually in September.
Czech Development Cooperation
Georgia is one of the Czech Republic’s most important development cooperation partners.
After 2008, the priority focus of Czech Development Cooperation with Georgia was addressing the impacts of the conflict with Russia as a matter of greatest urgency. Between 2008 and 2010 the Czech government allocated extraordinary volume of funding for reconstruction and development assistance in the country.
Over the past 10 years, the nature of cooperation has evolved from humanitarian assistance through post-war reconstruction to the current scheme that supports stability and successful integration of Georgia into the European Union.
The Czech Republic and Georgia bilateral development cooperation program for the 2018-2023 period is an appropriate combination of the defined development needs of Georgia. These are areas where the Czech Republic can offer technical expertise, support of communities and specific experience:
Inclusive social development - Prevention of mortality from non-communicable diseases, introduction and expansion of a social protection system for marginalized groups of population.
Agriculture and rural development - Sustainable development of mountainous regions.
Proper democratic governance of public affairs – efficient, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels of public administration.
Overall coordinator and policy maker of the Czech Development Cooperation is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
Majority of bilateral projects of the Czech Development Cooperation are administrated and managed by the Czech Development Agency.
Local Small Scale Projects are administrated by the Czech Embassy in Georgia and implemented through local Czech civil society organizations and their local partners. The Embassy opens calls for proposal annually in September.
Projects of Czech multilateral cooperation are mostly administrated and managed through the Czech-UNDP Trust FundSee more