Ordinary working meeting in Bagdati was devoted to the results of the research conducted by the CSO member organization "Equality Now" and also to the recommendations that will be prepared during the analysis of the research.

The research reflected the womens needs and its recommendations should be reflected in the Gender Equality Action Plan.

The head of the partner CSO “Civic Spectrum-Equality”, presented a working version of the anti-corruption regulation. Bagdati working group is considered a lobbyist in the process of approving the regulation.

Guests - representatives of Lanchkhuti and Tsageri municipalities.

Hosts - Representatives of Khoni Municipality City Council and City Hall, members of the local civil society organization and youth center, teachers.

And the unusual format - the debate.

The guests presented their successful work - in terms of developing a code of ethics and the introduction of civic budgeting.

Khoni working group and the representatives of local civil society organization informed the participants about the results of working on small projects, participating in the needs assessment.

The Mayor of Khoni highlighted the achievements of the working group - spoke about the effectiveness of the municipality hotline, updated website and e-petition. Everything that has been done and what is still planned will contribute to the successful implementation of public administration reform.

Population is going to plant hornbeam trees in Gubi. In Dedalauri it is planned to asphalt the central road, the residents of Dzedzileti and Gocha-Jikhaishi have a problem with transport.

These are the problems of the villages of Khoni municipality. And the solution was found...

Electronic petition!

This is a modern, convenient mechanism.

A petition (lat. "Petitio") is a collective request to the authorities in written form.

The Internet has significantly increased and simplified signatures to the petition, improved the dialogue of citizens with government structures. Our project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring” also serves to activate Internet resources.

The meeting of khoni working group was held actively. During the meeting, the participants listened to a report on what was done and what they achieved in the municipality: launching a hotline, updating a web page, introducing an electronic petition system, assessing needs, three monitoring of the process of public administration reform. However, there is still much to be done.

Now the working group is working to ensure that the City Council members adopt a document based on the code of ethics. It is also important to determine the days of citizens’ reception in the City Council.

The confidence towards the working group from the side of the representatives of the self-government is worth noting. This is felt at all meetings where members of the City Hall and City Council are actively involved in the discussion of all issues.

The debates in Ozurgeti were attended by the staff of the City Hall and City Council of the municipality, teachers, representatives of the media, non-governmental organizations, medical sphere and small business.

The meeting discussed the results of the third monitoring and the citizens' needs research of the implementation of the Roadmap for Public Administration Reform (PAR) implemented by the partner organizations “Center for Education and Equality” and the “Young Teachers Union” in Ozurgeti Municipality.

Particular attention was paid to the results of the needs research. There was a discussion about the identified problems, ways of their solution and preventive measures

It was a round table - presentation on the topic "E-petition in Khoni municipality". The meeting, held in the City Council of Khoni, was attended by 28 participants: representatives of local government and civil sector. Participants were provided with information on the results of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”.

One of the successful results of the project is the creation and implementation of an electronic petition system. The speakers talked about the information campaign carried out in 12 administrative units of Khoni municipality, as well as about the e-petitions presented on behalf of the communities and the process of challenging the petitions by the local government.

Terjola working group has achieved number of successes. At the beginning of the project, a lot was done, and mainly these activities were underlined during the round table. The meeting was attended by representatives of the City Hall and the City Council, teachers, doctors, lawyers, social workers.

The participants of the meeting saw well what the working group has done over the last period. Talked about the second local needs research, which has been finished and will soon receive the form of publication. There was also a presentation of local civil society organizations and it was noted that they were especially activated within the framework of the project.

Particular attention was paid to the issue of civil budgeting - now the document is in the process of development, it will soon be posted on the web page and citizens will have the opportunity to record their ideas and project applications on this platform.

“New visions in the process of public administration reform for the introduction of population needs assessment” - a round table on this topic was held in Vani. Representatives of local self-government and civil sector were actively involved in the meeting. The participants were provided with information on population’s needs assessment and developed the recommendations. They got acquainted with the work of civil society organizations registered in Vani in terms of informing the population about public administration reform. There was also a presentation of Vani working group, its structure and results.

The meeting was held on the background of active discussions. The participants mentioned the reasons that hinder the use of e-services. This is mainly a low information level and lack of proper skills.

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 Forum of civil society organizations was held in Kutaisi.

The meeting was attended by 16 civil society organizations registered in Khoni, Vani, terjola, Bagdati, Lanchkhuti, Ozurgeti, Tsageri and Ambrolauri municipalities.

During the meeting, a small analysis of the results of the second needs assessment research was made according to the municipalities.

The results of the second local needs research were analyzed according the municipalities. A comparison was made with the previous research, to see what dynamics are observed at this stage, what results are obtained and what challenges remain.

It was underlined that information level among the population about public administration reform has increased in all municipalities, accordingly the statistics on the use of e-services has also increased. Working groups set up in 8 municipalities make a great contribution to all this.

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”.

Civil Society Organization “Ruduni” is one of the organizations established in Lanchkhuti. “Ruduni”, is implementing a small project "Raising public awareness on the role and importance of municipal e-services." The organization has prepared an information booklet, which fully describes the electronic services offered to the population by the website www.lanchxuti.gov.ge and the electronic manager lcman.ge.

The local newspaper "Yes and No", which operates in Lanchkhuti municipality and has 3,000 subscribers, was used together with the other sources for dissemination of the booklet to the public. The booklet prepared by "Ruduni" together with the newspaper was received by all its subscribers in 15 territorial units of Lanchkhuti municipality.

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