TBILISI OFFICE
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
is a political non-profit making, public interest organization based in Germany with its headquarters in Bonn and offices around the world.

It is committed to the principles and basic values of social democracy in its educational and policy-orientated work and provides platforms for debate on political as well as socio – economic issues.

The Tbilisi Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (Friedrich Ebert Foundation) was established in October, 1994. It’s aim is to contribute to the development of the civil society and society oriented market economy in Georgia and to promote better political understanding in Georgian – German relations and to support a continuing dialogue between the two countries on economic, social and legal affairs, and on Europian domestic policy.

Foundation’s work in the Georgia focuses on

* the funding and organization of seminars and study visits, workshops, and round-table discussions in both countries;
* the analysis of current external and domestic issues in German and Georgian politics and provison of information and advisory services;
* the commissioning and distribution of papers and publications;
Promotion of the legislative activites by means of alternative bill;
* the provision of doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship programmes for research in Germany.

Our partners include Georgian and German academics and experts, Georgian Parliament, state structures, NGOs, politicians and organizations orientated towards democratic values. By maintaining practical links with these groups in our project work and by offering a wide range of information, the Tbilisi Office aims to foster an increasing exchange between both countries.

Activities 2007

* Georgia and New Neighbourhood Policy of the EU: Action Plan Monitoring Project (in Georgian and English) January – February, TbilisiPartner: Foundation “Open Sociaty – Georgia”, “Courd Aid”

* Project: Georgian-Ukrainan Cooperation on EU Related Issues April November, Tbilisi, Kiev Partner: Committee on European Integration of the Parliament of Georgia, EU Affairs Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

* Project: Georgian-Moldavian Cooperation on EU Related Issues April November, Tbilisi, KishinevPartner: Committee on European Integration of the Parliaments of Georgia and Moldavia

* Georgian-Ossetian Newspaper – “Obshaya Gazeta” January-December, Tbilisi, Tskhinvali Partner: Journalists from Tbilisi and Tskhinvali/Info Peace

* Georgian-Abkhazian Newspaper – “Abkhazskii Meridian” January-December, Tbilisi Partner: IDP Journalists from Abkhazia

* Civil Georgia – Internet-magazineJanuary-March, Tbilisi Partner: United Nations Association of Georgia

* Round Tables Meetings Georgian-Abkhazian-Ossetian Dialogue March-November , Tbilisi, Sokhumi, Tskhinvali Partner: Local NGOs

* Project: Development Priorities in Svanetia January – December, Mestia Region, Tbilisi Partner: Mountain-Tourism Center in Upper Svaneti

* Web-Site: “Trekking in Svanetia” January – December 2006, Mestia Region, Tbilisi FES-Initiative Group

* Youth Conference: Development Priorities of South Caucasus April – October, Tbilisi, Baku, Erevan Partner: Caucasian University

* Preparation of the Georgian Trade Union Web-Site January – June 2006, TbilisiPartner: Georgian Trade Union, GTUC

Publications 2007

* Georgia and New Neighbourhood Policy of the EU: Action Plan Monitoring Project (in Georgian and English) January – February, TbilisiPartner: Foundation “Open Sociaty – Georgia”, “Courd Aid”

* Project: Civil Georgia – Internet-magazine (in Georgian, English and Russian) January-March, Tbilisi Partner: United Nations Association of Georgia

* Georgian-Ossetian Newspaper – “Obshaya Gazeta” (in Russian)January-December, Tbilisi, Tskhinvali Partner: Journalists from Tbilisi and Tskhinvali/Info Peace

* Georgian-Abkhazian Newspaper – “Abkhazsky Meridian” (in Russian) January-December, Tbilisi Partner: IDP Journalists from Abkhazia

Contact Us

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Cooperation Office for South Caucasus

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Representative Office in Georgia
Address:
App. 7, Bldg. 4, 1st Lane of Chavchavadze Ave. 0719 Tbilisi.
Tel: ( + 995 32) 25 07 28, 91 26 15, 91 26 95
Fax: ( + 995 32) 22 67 27
e-mail:
stiftung@fesgeo.org.ge
Staff:
Guenther Fichtner – Head of Co-ordination Office for the South Caucasus
Ia Tikanadze – Country Director Georgia
Ketevan Gvaramia – Secretary, Referent
Irina Seperteladze – Assistant, Referent
Elene Gamtsemlidze – Accountant, Referent
Tariel Tsiklauri – Technical Employee

Related Links

International Politics and Society the quarterly Journal of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation for Global Trends, International Relations and Country Analyses with articles in German and English language.
The Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia CSRDG – The Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia is an independent, non-political, non-profit, non-governmental organization, established in July 1995.
Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies GFSIS is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to helping improve public policy decision-making in Georgia through research and analysis, training of policymakers and policy analysts, and public education about the strategic issues, both domestic and international, facing Georgia in the 21st century.
Civil Georgia – Internet Magazine An online magazine and information service, based on the principles of independent mass media and views and expertise of the non-governmental sector. The publication has its own network of correspondents and belongs to a non-governmental organization “United Nations Association of Georgia”. Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) supports first phase of “Civil Georgia” project.
The South-Caucasus Institute of Regional Security (SCIRS) The SCIRS puts special attention on the security, spiritual and material well being of the inhabitants of the South Caucasus. Thereby it also promotes the continuous, sustainable development of the region as a whole, the creation of a feeling of regional identification and the responsibility for its future. Furthermore it designates itself to issues related to international stability and global security.
Imeretian Regional Youth Association “ASA”

Archive

Publications 2001 / Activities 2001
Publications 2002 / Activities 2002
Publications 2003 / Activities 2003
Publication 2004 / Activities 2004
Publication 2005 / Activities 2005
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