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Stepping Up Efforts for E-governance in Georgia

27.07.2021 — Article Georgia
The agile development of digital technologies, information and communication services has made it possible for people to receive and spread information at lightning speed, to communicate and participate in the processes which used to be inaccessible before. Easy access to government websites, information on budget expenditures, state auctions and programmes, news and innovations facilitates citizens’ participation in decision-making. The availability of information and communication technologies empowers citizens to become participants in the development processes. Georgia is a young democracy; its efforts to deploy information technology across the country make it a modern democracy as well.



Protect the right to freedom of assembly at 2021 Pride Week in Tbilisi

01.07.2021 — Position Georgia
The Embassy of Switzerland in Georgia joins the statement issued by the United Nations system in Georgia, the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, the Embassies to Georgia of Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States, and the Head of the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia, in support of equality and human rights for everyone in Georgia. 


Call for proposals

16.06.2021 — Press release Georgia
The Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO) for the South Caucasus is calling for proposals by civil society organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and foundations registered in Georgia to strengthen the civil society and widen the civic space in the priority areas of migration and media.


All-in-one digital system for animal health and food safety

06.05.2021 — Article Georgia
In 2021, Georgia will have its first ever digital National Animal Identification and Traceability System (NAITS). While the name is quite self-explanatory, in practical terms it means permanent identification and traceability ‘from farm to fork’. The phrase “from farm to fork” was coined for a system of identification of animal products back to farm premises.  Once fully implemented, this real-time online database of animals will allow Georgian policy-makers to act quickly in case of disease outbreaks and also, to introduce more tailored policies for the benefit of the sector. 





Digitalization – a means or an end in itself?

03.12.2020 — Article Georgia
Today, hardly anyone can imagine being without a favourite smartphone that surfs the internet, plays games, and streams multimedia; in fact, nobody would even be able to contemplate a minute without internet access. Internet-capable smartphones have created the need for us to be instantly updated and constantly connected with the rest of the world.  Yet neither computers nor the Internet were initially created for entertainment purposes, instead being born out of the need to tackle problems, a fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has poignantly proved. With this, we start a new series of articles in which we will explore digitalization – as either a means or an end – in SDC-funded projects in the South Caucasus region.



Georgia Joins the Equal Pay International Coalition

20.09.2020 — Article Georgia
18 September saw the first ever celebration of the International Equal Pay Day. On this day, Georgia officially declared its intention to join the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC). The decision will be consummated with the signing of the application this fall.

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