Debates on Participatory Politics


Debates in Gori and Akhaltsikhe

Increasing the awareness of the population of Georgia on the issues of political participation is of paramount importance for the development of civil society in the country. With this in mind the HBF embarked on the way of reaching out the local population in the regions and raise the issues of relevance to their daily lives.

The Challenges to the Civil Society in Georgia

On 18 June 2010, the HBF South Caucasus Regional Office, in cooperation with the local Batumi-based non-governmental organization – The Center for Regional Development and Initiatives, organized a public debate ‘The Challenges to the Civil Society in Georgia’ in Batumi.

The function and meaning of the Local Self-Government

The existence of strong democratic institutions in the regions is the key for the successful democratic reforms in the country. In this regard, the strong local self-government is the bases for the future democratic developments in the region.

Constitutional Changes: Expectations, Challenges and Perspectives

Georgia has amended its constitution more than ninety times since it was adopted in 1995. The frequency of alterations implies that the constitution currently neither corresponds to the needs of a transforming and modernizing Georgian state, nor to the demands and expectations of its people.

Modernisation Project in Georgia

Zaal Andronikashvili – Research Fellow, Center of Literature and Culture, Berlin;
Eka Aghdgomelashvili – Gender Specialist/"Inclusive" Foundation
Giga Zedania – I. Chavchavadze State University
Moderation: Giorgi Gvakharia