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Council of Europe Office in Georgia

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Winners Essay Competition!
The Council of Europe Office in Georgia would like to congratulate the fifteen winners of the essay competition “Elections and Me”. Particular congratulations go to David Zhorzholiani, Zaza Zangurashvili and Nutsa Ghuladze, who have respectively won the first, second and third prize for their essays.

The essay competition “Elections and Me” for 11th and 12th grade students in Georgia was organised by the Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development (CIPDD), with financial support of the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, in the framework of the Council of Europe’s programme to support Georgia in view of the 2012 (parliamentary), 2013 (presidential) and 2014 (local) elections. An eight person jury short-listed the fifteen winning essays, the writers of which will participate in the summer school “The Importance of Elections and Civil Participation” to be held in Bakuriani from 10 to 15 August.

The award ceremony will take place at the Courtyard Marriott in Tbilisi on 9 August.


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Council of Europe Office in Georgia