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Citizen Outreach Grants (COG)

  1. Coalition for Children and Youth, project “You’ve got a Message”. Conducting civic engagement campaign in regions of Georgia (Telavi, Gori and Kutaisi) to raise public awareness of various forms of violence against children, and the problems related to prevention and elimination of this problem in the country. Project Duration: 14 November – 30 December, 2019. Project Budget – 8,770 $.
  2. Center for Civic Activities – Empowering the population of Kakheti and Mtskheta-Mtianeti regions and defending their interests. The project supported establishment of the Community-based Organizations (CBOs) in upper mountainous regions of Kakheti and Mtskheta-Mtianeti and helped locals solve some of their major problems through active advocacy campaigns. Project activities were widely covered though online media ( Project Duration: 1 April – 30 September, 2019. Project Budget: 14,990 $.
  3.  Winner Women’s Club – the aim of the project was to empower people diagnosed with breast cancer and members of their families in Georgia’s regions, provide them with psychological and informational support, and raise public awareness of the importance of screening for breast and cervical cancers. The project activities were carried out in Telavi, Zugdidi and Kazbegi and involved patients, medical personnel and nongovernmental organizations. Project Duration: 15 April – 15 October, 2019. Project Budget: 14,996.79 $.
  4.  The coalition Education for All Georgia – the project aimed at fostering critical thinking skills among students and teachers at regional schools of Georgia though large scale information and media campaign. The project involved finalists of the 2018 National Teacher’s Award and the 2017 winner of this award. Project Duration: 15 April – 15 October, 2019. Project Budget: 14,985.94 $.
  5.  Kakheti Regional Development Foundation (KRDF) – reducing radicalization and estrangement of youth in the Pankisi Gorge by engaging them in informal educational and recreational activities. Project Duration: 1 April – 30 September, 2019. Project Budget: 14,995.40 $.
  6.  Partnership for Human Rights (PHR) –reducing bullying and violence in regional schools of Georgia through awareness rising: conducting trainings on bullying and its prevention for teachers, school administrators, students and parents in Tbilisi and regions of Georgia; providing individual consultations to parents and children; printing and disseminating textbooks and informational booklets about violence against children. Project Duration: 15 April – 15 October, 2019. Project Budget: 14,965.50 $.
  7. Civic Initiative/Knowledge Café – mobilizing activists and engaging citizens in crowdfunding campaign to construct the Knowledge Café, an independent social venue in the village of Tsnori, Sighnaghi municipality. Project Duration: 15 April – 15 October, 2019. Project Budget: 14,812.80 $.
  8.  Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC), project “Increasing Civic Engagement on Environmental Issues”. The organization worked in Upper Svaneti region to protect citizen’s interests during construction of the large Hydro Power Plants. Project Duration: 15 January-15 September, 2019. Project budget: $ 15,000.
  9. Georgian Young Lawyer’s Association assisted communities in the Racha-Lechkhumi and Lower Svaneti regions in highlighting and addressing their key needs and concerns through providing free legal aid, trainings and implementing advocacy initiatives.  Project Duration: January 15 – September 30, 2019. Project budget: $ 15,000.
  10. Georgian Ecotourism Association (Tbilisi) – project “Community-Initiated Tourism Product Development in Shavi Tskali Valley”. In partnership with local activists, the project engaged citizens of Kharagauli in developing and promoting community-based tourism products and services. Project Duration: 1 January – 15 September, 2019. Project Budget: $ 14,890.
  11. Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), project “Access to Public Information – 2018”. Within the project IDFI evaluated the government’s adherence to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the practice of proactive disclosure of public information in 2018. Based on research findings, IDFI identified the most and least transparent government agencies. The research reports were published. Project Duration: 15 March – 15 July, 2019. Project Budget: 14,995.50 $.
  12. Women of Georgia – Updating popular social media platform and website with new stories of women to exemplify the gender barriers that women face in Georgia. Project duration: 1 January – 30 June, 2019. Project Budget: $ 14,998.
  13. Young Scientists’ Club of Ozurgeti (Ozurgeti) – project purpose is to establish effective citizen engagement mechanisms in the Ozurgeti and Lanchkhuti municipalities and foster citizen participation in local decision–making. The project team will work with various stakeholders, including a local self-government of Ozurgeti municipality, to design and establish an online citizen-petition platform. The project team will also pilot the municipal service satisfaction survey in Lanchkhuti and propose local government to set specific indicators for ensuring satisfactory municipal service delivery. Project duration: 15 March, 2018 – 15 February, 2019. Project budget:  14,598 $.
  14. “Center for Civic Activities” (Gurjaani) will work in the Pankisi Gorge and Tusheti to empower and engage citizens in local decision-making processes. The project will educate local communities about existing citizen engagement opportunities and will facilitate citizens’ engagement locally (enable citizen’s attendance to Sakrebulo meetings, support their initiatives to form  a Citizen Advisory Council, counsel their efforts to develop petition(s) and mobilize communities to support the petition). Informal discussions between community members and local government representatives, especially in remote communities of Pankisi and Tusheti, on issues of local importance will be organized on a regular basis. The project team also will support citizens’ advocacy efforts, as they develop. Project duration: 15 March – 15 September, 2018. Project budget: 14,995 $.
  15. “Step Forward” (Batumi) will advocate for introducing rehabilitation programs for children with hearing impairments in the Khulo, Shuakhevi, Khelvachauri, Keda, and Kobuleti municipalities of Ajara. The project will organize a pilot summer camp for the target children and engage the parents to advocate for institutionalizing a summer camp for rehabilitation purposes. The project team will work with Ajara Government to discuss state funding schemes for similar rehabilitation programs for children with hearing difficulties. Project duration: 15 March – 15 November, 2018. Project budget: 15,000 $.
  16. Kakheti Regional Development Foundation (Akhmeta) targets Kist, Chechen and Georgian youth in Pankisi Gorge and offers extra-curricular educational and networking opportunities as well as a summer camp for cultural exchange and diversity learning. The project team will also support youth initiatives, whatever they may be and will provide in-kind grants for their realization. The project will collaborate with a local radio station to prepare shows and programs on topics of importance to local youth. Project duration: 15 March – 15 September, 2018. Project budget:  14,998$.
  17. Urban Lab, project “5 Meters Rock” – production of a documentary that visualizes possible solution to the problem of crowded public transportation in Tbilisi. The project was funded as a result of the partnership between ACCESS and the documentary movie festival CINEDOC Tbilisi. The cooperation provides opportunity for young Georgian filmmakers and civic activists to work together and produce documentaries on pressing social issues. Project duration: September, 2017 – April, 2018. Project budget – $ 7500.
  18. Level2 Films’ project “Level 2” – produced a documentary that demonstrates the problem of the shrinking green spaces in Tbilisi. The movie illustrates an example of a Tbilisi suburb where residents built a sports playground for neighborhood kids on the rooftops of car garages. The project was funded as a result of the partnership between ACCESS and the documentary movie festival CINEDOC Tbilisi. Project duration: September, 2017 – June, 2018. Project budget – $ 7500.
  19. Civic Activism and Equality Center, project “Women of Georgia” is an extension of a popular Facebook platform titled as “Women of Georgia”. The platform  features stories of women of various backgrounds to exemplify gender inequalities and expose often hidden gender barriers. ACCESS supported producing additional 45 stories about women from Georgia to highlight women’s issues and increase awareness on invisible barriers that women from all class, race and sexuality face in Georgia. Project also launched the website with similar title. Project Duration – 1 March – 31 July, 2018. Project Budget- $ 14,990.
  20. Local Development Agency Georgia’s project “Voice of More Women in Local Self-Government“  mobilized women voters of Imereti region to support them to voice their needs to the political parties and election candidates in the run up to the local government elections in 2017. After the elections, LDA Georgia monitored whether or not the winning political parties and candidates considered the women voters’ needs in their post-election programs. Project duration: 17 July, 2017 – 17 April, 2018. Project budget – $14,990.
  21. The House of the Independent Journalists in partnership with the Newspaper Batumelebi. The Project “Countering Anti-Western Disinformation in Ajara” employed a wide variety of tools, including public meetings, lectures, video clips, urban art, essays, etc., to raise citizens’ awareness and understanding of the anti-western disinformation. The project featured well-known Soviet History researchers and speakers who led series of discussions in Batumi and the adjacent villages. Project Duration – April 24, 2017 – March 1, 2018. Project budget: $ 14,950.
  22. Journalists’ Network for Gender Equality’s project „Support Women’s Political Participation“ envisioned  organizing a countrywide campaign  to mobilize, inform, educate and engage women to identify and voice their needs to the election candidates in the run up to the local government elections in 2017. Project duration: 17 July – 17 December, 2017. Project budget – $14,990.
  23. Levan Mikeladze Foundation’s project „Ethnic Minority Women Voters Form Constituency“ supported women voters in Akhaltsikhe, Akhalkalaki and Marneuli municipalities to form female constituency in the run up to the regional elections in fall 2017 and to empower them to become active citizens through capacity building on women’s political participation and relationship building between the female electorate and local government institutions.  Project duration: 17 July – 17 December, 2017. Project budget – $14,998.
  24. Samtskhe-Javakheti Media Center’s project “Women for Women” engaged locally active women from Borjomi, Akhaltsikhe, Marneuli and Ninotsminda municipalities to identify female voter’s needs in their respective municipalities  through organizing open meetings with local women in villages. The needs identified through community meetings were afterwards discussed with the election candidates and decision-makers. Purpose of the project was to raise the profile of female voters’ needs during pre- and-post election periods (using various media resources). Project duration: 17 July, 2017 – 17 January, 2017. Project budget – $14,970.
  25. Women for Regional Development’s project „Women’s Voice in Local Self-Government“  facilitated women’s mobilization and consolidation efforts in seven target communities of Ozurgeti Municipality (Bakhvi, Laituri, Naruji, Nasakirali, Likhauri, Zimiti, Dvabzu) to help women engage with election candidates and advocate for considering women voter’s needs in the election programs and later in the municipal budgets and programs. Project duration: 17 July, 2017 – 17 February, 2017. Project budget – $ 14,598.
  26. Radarami, Project “Raising Awareness about Russian Propaganda” aimed at countering anti-western disinformation through promoting the Georgian translation of a proclaimed book “Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia” and organizing public discussions around the key stories/tools featured in the book. For that purpose the organization distributed the Georgian translation of the book free of charge in 20 regional cities of Georgia and toured the country with the book discussion events, engaging prominent national and local public figures to speak at these events. The project also produced video clips, info-graphics, and other visual material to highlight the propaganda/disinformation tools exposed in the book.  Project duration: 1 April – 30 November, 2017. Budget: 15,000 USD.
  27. Civic Activism and Equality Center. The Project “Women of Georgia” is an extension of a well-established and popular Facebook platform that features human stories titled as ‘Women of Georgia` to exemplify gender inequalities and to expose often hidden gender barriers through the in-depth interviews. ACCESS supported producing 60 stories about women from Georgia to highlight women’s issues and increase awareness on invisible barriers that women from all class, race and sexuality face in Georgia. Project Duration – 1 June – November 30, 2017. Project Budget:m $ 14,920.
  28. JumpStart Georgia, project “Up in the Air” – raising awareness about air pollution and its negative impacts in Georgia and encouraging citizens to take action against air pollution. For this purpose JumpStart launched an online platform, conducted series of focus groups to evaluate the current knowledge about the negative impacts of air pollution, and used this information to tailor the online campaign for raising public awareness on the issue and advocate for action. Project duration: 1 July, 2016 – 30 June, 2017. Project budget: $14,930.
  29. Civic Activities Center (Gurjaani), project “Encourage Citizen Participation in Local Self-Government in Akhmeta and Dusheti High-Mountainous Municipalities”  – engaging local CSOs and residents of the high-mountainous regions of Georgia in addressing their primary problems through working with the local government institutions; supporting formation and effective functioning of the Citizen Advisory Councils. The project target area covers villages of Tusheti, Pankisi Gorge, Ukana Pshavi, Khevsureti and Gudamakari. Project budget: $14,835. Duration: March 1 – September 1, 2016. Contact info:
  30. Civil Society Institute (Batumi Branch), project “Govern Your City” – introducing a viable public engagement model in the local self-government process in the city of Batumi; strengthening the Citizen Advisory Council and practicing new ways of citizen engagement; increasing public awareness about the role and responsibilities of local self-government institutions through innovative campaigns.Project budget: $14,990. Duration: March 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017. Contact info:
  31. Local Development Agency – Georgia (Kutaisi), protect “Participate in Governance” – increasing public engagement in the local decision-making in all 12 municipalities of the Imereti region; developing comprehensive guidelines on citizen engagement; supporting the formation of the Citizen Advisory Councils; increasing interaction between local CSOs and their constituents; advocating for solving local problems through civic participation. Project budget: $14,975. Duration: March 1 – December 1, 2016. Contact info:
  32. Young Scientists’ Club of Ozurgeti (Ozurgeti), Project “Information Provision System for Citizen Engagement” – fostering citizen engagement in the local self-governance processes through establishing and building capacities of local advisory groups; setting up and launching an SMS-based platform for informing interested citizens about the upcoming Sakrebulo (i.e. local council) hearings and activities; working with the Sakrebulo to improve existing public information policies. Project budget: $14,520. Duration: March 1 – December 31, 2016. Contact info:
  33. Analytical Center for Inter-ethnic Consultation and Cooperation, project “Election Comics Tents” – using innovative civic education methods to inform population of Samtskhe-Javakheti region about the upcoming parliamentary elections and encourage their participation in the elections. Youth selected from the given target region prepare bilingual (Georgia-Armenian) comics on elections. One month prior to the Parliamentary Elections (mid-September) outdoor fairs “Comics Tents” were organized in Akhaltsikhe, Akhalkalaki, Ninotsminda and Adigeni, where interested citizens received comprehensive information about elections through various activities. Project budget – $14,905. Project Duration: August 10 – October 14, 2016.
  34.  Stepantsmida, project “Advocacy for Rights of Kazbegi Population during the 2016 Parliamentary Elections” – to increase engagement of Kazbegi population in the electoral processes through organizing public discussions between communities and the majoritarian candidates; also identifying priority community needs and communicating those needs to the electoral candidates. Project Budget – $ 7,983. Project Duration – 15 August-15 November, 2016.
  35. Kakheti Regional Development Fund (Kakheti) – Empowering local youth of Pankisi Gorge through capacity building and joint advocacy initiatives. Project Budget – $14,250;
  36. AhuAhu – Fund for Cultural Development (Tbilisi) – facilitate free movie screenings and follow-up discussions on social issues throughout the regions of Georgia; Advocate for restoration of the municipal movie theaters in regions. Project Budget: $14,990.
  37. Vejini (Kakheti) – Engaging ethnic minority communities in discussing early marriage problems; Project budget: $14,450.
  38. Union of Chiaturelians (Imereti) – Facilitating citizen engagement in solving local environmental problems; Project budget: $ 14, 235.
  39. Borjghali (Ajara) – Supporting socially vulnerable and elderly population of Ajara. Project budget: $14,850.
  40.  Center for Civic Activities (Gurjaani)- Supporting civic integration of ethnic minority youth in Pankisi. Project Budget: 14,973.
  41. Georgian Center for Security and Development (Tbilisi) – Raising awareness about Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration processes and the associated benefits among youth in the Kakheti region. Project budget: $ 14,751.
  42. Union of Scientists of Imereti Region “Spectri” (Imereti) – Building the knowledge and capacity of Vani and Baghdati municipalities to prevent and respond to flood risks. Project budget: $14,940. Duration: September 1, 2015 – April 30, 2015. contact info:

Public Policy and Accountability Grants (PPAGs

  1. Strategic Communications Center (StratCom) of Georgia, the Project “Information Defense Legion” aimed at counter anti-western disinformation by producing and disseminating pro-western strategic narratives through web-platform (, social media and mobile application. Within the project, StratCom operated an internal Analytical Unit for creating targeted, pro-active narratives, visual materials, and communication themes. Project duration: 1 April, – 15 October, 2019. Project budget: $ 29,328.
  2. United Nations Association of Georgia (UNAG), Project “Response to Disinformation – A Case of Georgia”. A comprehensive study and analysis of the methods used to disseminate anti-Western disinformation in Georgia and the Georgian experience of countering them. Authors of the study explored the nature, specific cases and methods of disinformation and propaganda in Georgia over the past 3-5 years as well as measures undertaken to curb their effect. The study will help relevant actors (civil society, media, government, donor organizations) develop more efficient strategies in this area. Project Duration: 1 April – 15 August, 2019. Project Budget: $ 10,042.
  3. Georgian Young Lawyer’s Association (GYLA) , project “Building Resilience and trust”. The project aimed at reducing violent radicalization and extremism in Georgia through building resilience of youth in Pankisi Gorge. Within the project GYLA organized debate competitions with participation of youth, workshops for the active members of the affected communities, and supported advocacy initiatives of the trained citizens to be more actively involved in local decision-making and governance. Project duration: 15 November, 2018 – 15 September, 2019. Project budget: $ 30,000.
  4. Batomi, project Promoting Sustainable Urban Development in Batumi developed recommendations for sustainable urban governance system and cultural heritage monuments protection policies in Batumi. It also increased awareness of the responsible decision- and policy-makers about urban policies and best practices through capacity-building workshops and consultations. Batomi also attracted volunteers and raised citizens’ awareness about the importance of preserving cultural heritage in Batumi through TV and social media campaigns, public lectures, etc. Project duration: 1 July, 2018 – 1 September, 2019. Project budget – $ 39,105.
  5. Orbeliani Georgia, project “Building Resilience and Trust”. Civic engagement project in Kvemo Kartli region targeting ethnic Azeri youth. Project will support the volunteer-based initiatives in 11 communities/villages. Duration: 1 January – 31 July, 2019. Project budget: $ 29,750.
  6. Georgia’s European Perspective, project “Strength is in Europe” – broadcasting 20-minute discussions on Rustavi 2’s Saturday Midday show on bi-weekly basis. Producing and airing feature stories and PSAs to debunk anti-western disinformation and inform population on Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic choice. Project duration: 25 April, 2018 – 1 May, 2019. Project budget: $ 49,920
  7. Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) project Protecting Tbilisi’s Cultural Heritage. . Within the project, GYLA monitored operations of the Tbilisi Development Fund, while Tiflisis Hamkari monitored and assessed the quality of reconstruction and restoration works taking place in the old Tbilisi. Relevant reports and policy recommendations were developed and presented to decision-makers. In parallel, public outreach campaign was held through social media and face-to-face meetings with the population. Project duration:  June 1, 2018 – June 1, 2019. Project budget – $ 40,955.
  8. Tbilisi Architecture Biennale (TAB) project City Close-Up: Rethinking Recreational and Construction Regulations in Tbilisi aimed to make policy-makers and citizens better aware of the main urban challenges in the city, and empower Tbilisi residents to speak up about their primary needs and concerns in this regard. TAB conducted comprehensive research on Tbilisi’s recreational zone regulations, construction regulations, public transportation policy, and urban governance processes and conducted multi-stakeholder discussions on these topics. Diverse multi-media materials, including video documentaries and digital stories were also prepared and shared through online and traditional media. Project duration: 1 July, 2018 – 31 March, 2019. Project budget – $39,970.
  9. Georgian Alliance for Safe Roads (GASR) continued its efforts to support the road safety reform and decrease air pollution in Tbilisi. The project Healthy Air through Empowering Responsible Initiatives (HAERI) monitored and evaluated the ongoing reform of Periodic Technical Inspection (PTI) of vehicles through desk research, interviews, onsite observations, and monitoring of testing processes at PTI centers in Tbilisi and regions. GASR also conducted secondary analysis of the results of air quality tests in Tbilisi to assess the possible effects of PTI on air quality. Based on the monitoring and research findings, GASR developed policy recommendations and presented them to policy-makers for consideration. Project duration:  15 June, 2018 – 15 June, 2019. Project budget – $ 20,481.
  10. Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC) – Georgia in partnership with Netgazeti, studied and reported on the impact of anti-western disinformation and propaganda in the Georgian social media. The project identified the target audiences that are most susceptible to anti-western disinformation and developed recommendations on how to reach them effectively. Project duration: 1 April, 2018 – 1 August, 2019. Project budget – $52,235.
  11. Strategic Communications Center (StratCom) of Georgia, in partnership with Ifact and Indigo. The Project “Information Defense Legion”.  Purpose of the project is to counter anti-western disinformation by producing and disseminating pro-western strategic narratives of Georgia. For this purpose, StratCom will mobilize Georgian Facebook users and “influencers” to regularly distribute targeted positive narratives about Georgia’s pro-western orientation and counter anti-western disinformation, and create a user-friendly web platform and mobile application that will allow engagement of thousands of Facebook users. For effective content-creation, StratCom will operate an internal Analytical Unit responsible for the creation of the targeted, pro-active narratives, visual materials, and communication themes. At the same time, it will cooperate with Indigo and iFact to explore and highlight Georgia’s long-standing national project of European integration and conduct investigative journalism to expose anti-western disinformation actors, sources, and techniques in Georgia. Project duration: 1 April, 2018 – 1 February, 2019. Project budget: $ 57,736.
  12. Integration – Road to NATO and EU, project “Myth or Reality? ” – Purpose of the project is to better inform Georgian society about the existing myths spread by anti-western disinformation campaign; and increase media literacy and myth-busting information among the broad audiences. For this purpose the organization prepared and aired a bi-weekly special TV rubric on anti-western disinformation through Rustavi 2’s “Other Midday” program. In addition, PSAs aimed at raising literacy of the broad audiences about the individual myths and informing them about anti-western propaganda were aired on Rustavi 2 on a daily basis. Project Duration – 15 March, 2017 – February, 2018. Project Budget – $49,920.
  13. In-Depth Reporting and Advocacy Center, project “Help Combat Anti-Western Propaganda through Information” focused on informing public about the benefits of the EU market and the opportunities stemming from the EU-Georgia Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA). Using its web-platform, the organization produced up to 100 in-depth stories about the Georgian farmers and businesses reaching EU markets, practical benefits and opportunities of the European market, comparative analyses of regional markets, etc. Organization held information meetings and interactive live TV talk-shows in regions to inform and engage with local farmers, producers and interested citizens. Project Duration – March 1 – November 1, 2017. Project Budget – $ 50,000.
  14. Media Development Foundation (MDF) through the project “Myth Detector to Inform Citizens and Strengthen Media Literacy” issued “Myth Detector” articles to counter the anti-western myths and narratives. The articles were posted on the web platform  Based on MDF research, the TV Pirveli company prepared weekly myth-busting and media literacy TV stories, and aired studio interviews with MDF’s researchers. Media literacy workshops for youth were held in Tbilisi and the regions of Georgia. Project Duration – 10 March – 10 November, 2017. Project Budget: 49,980.
  15. Transparency International – Georgia (TI), project “Civic Movement Against Anti-Western Propaganda” organized a public campaign in Georgia’s regions together with up to 20 CSOs of the “Coalition for Euro-Atlantic Georgia” to highlight benefits and importance of European integration to ordinary citizens. Using the motto “Strength is in unity, strength is in Europe”, this campaign envisioned community meetings and public events featuring experts and local celebrities in western regions of Georgia (Ajara, Samegrelo and Imereti), conveying locally relevant narratives and messages about Georgia’s European integration. Project Duration – 15 March – 15 October, 2017. Project budget: $49,600.
  16. Caucasus Research and Resource Centers (CRRC) in partnership with “Partnership for Road Safety”, project “Safer Transit Options for Passengers (STOP)”. Overall goal of the project is to increase  the safety of intercity transport in Georgia through applying internationally practiced approaches. Project Budget: $49,330. Duration: 1 March, 2016 – 1 March, 2017.
  17. Georgian Alliance for Safe Roads –  project “Effective Policy Solutions to Road Safety in Georgia”. Purpose of the project is to raise public awareness about the road safety problem in Georgia and build support among the Georgian government, political parties, and the public at large to push forward effective policy solutions (enforcing the points-based system of penalties, mobile cameras and more effective CCTVs,  stricter fines for over-speeding, and other). Project duration- 26 September, 2016 – 27 January, 2016. Project budget: $15,000.
  18. Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC). Project purpose: Promotion of the development and implementation of the labor conditions and safety inspection mechanism in Georgia. Project Budget: $79,177. Duration: 1 July, 2015 – 31 October, 2016.
  19. Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC), project “Georgia-EU Association Agreement for Increasing Competitiveness of Georgian Agriculture”. Project purpose is to  help Georgian farmers and small processing enterprises in the regions to comply with the DCFTA requirements. Project Budget: $49.920. Duration: 1 March, 2016 – 1 March, 2017.
  20. Transparency International – Georgia (TI-Georgia). Project purpose: Analyze media advertising market trends and relevant legislative base in Georgia and provide comparative analysis with international practices. Project budget: $ 13,000. Duration: 15 October, 2015 – 15 March, 2016.
  21. Media Development Foundation (MDF). Project purpose: study use of public funds in media and its impact on media content and independence.  Project budget: $ 13,000. Duration: 15 October, 2015 – 15 June, 2016.
  22. Georgian Young Lawyer’s Association (GYLA). Project purpose: examine and assess the legal provisions related to the Must Carry – Must Offer principle and the media ownership concentration in the context of the digital switch-over; examine the legal provisions related to the role of the state in controlling/auditing (i.e. financial regulation, tax audit) the TV ratings system; Project budget: $ 12,990. Duration: November 1, 2015 – July 1, 2016.
  23. Media Development Foundation (MDF). Project purpose: Raising public awareness about Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration and debunking myths and negative attitudes towards this process by providing unbiased information. Project Budget: $79,870. Duration: 2 July, 2015 – 30 April, 2016.
  24. Economic Policy Research Center, Project ““Develop and launch a five-day executive course in Georgia for high-level public officials and top CSO leaders on policy development and analysis”. Project Duration – April 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016. Project budget: $ 19,921.