Georgia

Georgia is one of Estonia’s development cooperation target countries, continuing to be the largest recepient for bilateral aid. Relations with Georgia are Estonian foreign policy priority and the political support shown for Georgia has been consistent. In cooperation with Georgia, ECEAP has conducted numerous projects on raising state administrative capacity. Recently, Estonian communication experts trained public communicators and journalists in Tbilisi, while Georgian government officials were in Tallinn to attend legal translation training. The parliamentary chairman from Georgia gave a public lecture at a meeting in Estonia. ECEAP has enjoyed long-term cooperation with the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS) and Georgia’s Information Centre on NATO and EU.

Estonia has constantly supported Georgia since 2000. In the last five years, Estonia together with Georgia has implemented more than 30 different development cooperation projects. Due to the development cooperation development plan, Estonia has mainly focused on the following subjects in its development cooperation planning and implementation in Georgia: support for education sector, development of good governance and democracy, economic development and sustainable environmental development. The majority of projects have been aimed at training and advising the Georgian partners, as well as on the development of the infrastructure. In addition to the Estonian MFA funded projects, there are also other activites that are funded by state and local government budgets.