It was a project that brought lots of changes in eight municipalities. A project that, through improving electronic services, solved the problems of citizens.

The concrete results of active work over two years were discussed by the project participants at the final conference "Strengthening and Involvement of Local Civil Society Organizations in monitoring of Public Administration Reform/PAR in Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi - lessons learned".

The conference was inter-municipal - in addition to the 8 municipalities included in the project, representatives of 19 municipalities, civil society organizations and mass media of Western Georgia also participated.

“Through your project, we hear the voice of citizens”, “With your successful project, you were able to do the main thing - a continuous dialogue between the population and the government and the identification of problems. This is the main component in the process of public administration reform”, mentioned the representatives of central government structures.

The conference clearly demonstrated the results and achievements of the project.

 

The project is implemented with the support the European Union - #EU4Georgia

The last meeting of Bagdati working group was devoted to summing up the results achieved. The main achievement was the development of a code of ethics and anti-corruption regulations. The website was also modernized. All necessary information is available on the updated web page. The practice of online petitioning is being introduced. The population was actively informed about the importance of online services. The main challenge is the problem of internetization, and the active work is being carried out in this direction.

The project is implemented with the support the European Union - #EU4Georgia

New publication is prepared: Second report on needs research: “Assessment of Population Needs in 8 Municipalities of Western Georgia in the Process of Public Administration Reform (PAR) - Consolidated Report” (Georgian and English versions).

The main vector of the research was to determine the benefits of e-services and identify the level of citizens' involvement in the formation of local policy. The first needs research was conducted in April-May 2020, the second - in May-June 2021.

The research included 16 civil society organizations from 8 municipalities of Imereti, Guria and Racha-Lechkhumi regions. These organizations are actively working in the framework of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”.

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The project is implemented with the support the European Union - #EU4Georgia

Khoni working group summarized the results of two years of work: strengthening local civil society organizations, registering new organizations, active cooperation of civil and governmental sectors, monitoring of the roadmap for public administration reform, launching of a hotline, updating the municipality's website, improving e-services for self-government, introducing an e-petition, development of a code of ethics ...

This is a great experience and best practice for Khoni municipality.

 

The project is implemented with the support the European Union - #EU4Georgia

Ozurgeti, Lanchkhuti, Tsageri, Ambrolauri, Terjola, Vani, Bagdati, Khoni - the TV Program tells about these eight municipalities, about the activity of civil society organizations.

How is the public administration reform going on in 8 municipalities? What are the innovations in local government in terms of the introduction of e-services? What are the results achieved and what other challenges exist?

The TV show, prepared by the Fund of Women Entrepreneurs, provides answers to these questions. Representatives of the Fund “Sukhumi”, Imereti Scientists’ Union “Spectri” and the Fund of Women Entrepreneurs participate in the program.

The work is carried out in the framework of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”.

The project is implemented with the support the European Union - #EU4Georgia

The meeting of Bagdati working group was devoted to the consideration of a working version of the anti-corruption regulation. This document was created in the framework of a small project of the partner organization "Civic Spectrum - Equality". The regulation is quite massive and meaningful. The anti-corruption vision is given in eight directions in it. In the process of approving the anti-corruption regulation, Bagdati working group is considered as a lobbyist. Based on this, the stages the document should go through was agreed in order to approve it in September.

The project is implemented with the support the European Union - #EU4Georgia

During the ordinary meeting, Vani working group summarized the results of the work and highlighted the activities that must be implemented before the completion of the project.

It was also noted, how the modernization of the official website of the municipality is carried out, what is the situation in terms of updating it. A meeting with the heads of various services and departments was planned, so that they timely present the necessary information for uploading on the web-site.

The group members discussed the anti-corruption strategy, its points and form. It was decided that all members of the group would be actively involved in the process of creating the document.

 

The project is implemented with the support the European Union - #EU4Georgia

During the project, Terjola working group developed and implemented many initiatives. During the ordinary meeting of the working group, another topical issue - civil budgeting was considered,  which is being actively implemented in Terjola municipality.

As noted at the meeting, a competition of ideas will be held. After its completion, participants will pass a training on project writing. Discussion of projects will begin at the end of September.

The project is implemented with the support the European Union - #EU4Georgia

Within the framework of the project Lanchkhuti working group gained a lot of experience and did a lot of useful things to improve e - services in the municipality.

Now the working group is working on an anti-corruption plan. During the ordinary meeting of the group, the participants reviewed the activities related to the development of the action plan and discussed the necessary stages for its implementation.

The project is implemented with the support the European Union - #EU4Georgia

Khoni working group is actively working according to its plan. During the next online meeting, the members of the group considered the issues identified as a result of the monitoring. It was noted that one more recommendation has been implemented: City Council has established specific days for receiving citizens - 2 days a week, which had not happened before. This order was posted on the official website of the municipality.

The meeting also discussed the Code of Ethics. It was noted that Knoni municipality would adopt a code of ethics based on a permanent order and not on a single decree. Until the next meeting, the members of the group will work in an active consultation mode.

 

The project is implemented with the support the European Union - #EU4Georgia

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