January 2020 – February 2023

The activities are organised in the framework of the Project “Support to further strengthening the efficiency and quality of the judicial system in the Republic of Moldova”, funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe in their Partnership for Good Governance II.

An earlier phase of this programme (January 2015 - December 2017) was supported by the European Union.

Context of the Project

The CEPEJ started working in Georgia in the framework of the European Union / Council of Europe Joint project “Implementation of judicial reforms”, Component “Enhancing the accountability and the efficiency of the judicial system and the professionalism of lawyers” which is part of PGG II. The Project is in line with the Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia 2020 – 2023, and in line with the EU priorities, as defined in the “Eastern Partnership – 20 Deliverables for 2020” which underline the need to evaluate the impact of the implemented key judicial reforms in Georgia.


Objectives of the Project

The objectives of the Project are to assist the Georgian authorities to:

  • to reduce judicial delays and backlogs in courts
  • to strengthen data and judicial statistics collection for courts, case management and judicial services by providing practical advises, tools and methodology;
  • to improve judicial training and court management by working at the levels of the High School of Justice and courts.


Expected outcomes

  • The efficiency and quality of courts are enhanced through the application of CEPEJ tools, methodology and recommendations at national level;
  • The mechanisms for judicial transparency and accountability are strengthened;
  • Court users benefit from more accountable, transparent and efficient functioning of the court system.


Project beneficiaries and stakeholders

The main beneficiaries and stakeholders of the Project are the High Council of Justice, the High School of Justice, the Courts of General Jurisdiction and the court users.


Council of Europe - Strasbourg

Jovana Matic

Project coordinator

+33 (0)3 90 21 63 68

Council of Europe office in Tbilissi (Georgia)

Ushangi Bakhtadze
Project Officer

Gvantsa Gedenidze
Project Assistant


 Calendar and agendas of the forthcoming meetings 

 Activity programme

 Working groups



 Meeting reports

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