March 2023 – February 2026


Support to modernisation of court management in Georgia

The project is funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe in their Partnership for Good Governance III (2023-2027). An earlier phase of this programme (January 2020 - February 2023) was supported by the European Union.


 Context and objectives of the project

The project “Support to modernisation of court management in Georgia” will assist the improvement of the efficiency of the Georgian judicial system, notably in reducing backlogs and length of proceedings, facilitating the modernisation of court management including through implementation of new cyber justice tools, building the capacity of justice professionals, as well as increasing judges' referrals to mediation and improving data collection of mediation cases based on the CEPEJ Mediation Development Toolkit.

The project will support further application of European standards and will contribute to the implementation Georgian Strategy and Action Plan on Judiciary adopted in October 2022, and requirements stemming from Georgia’s candidacy for membership of the European Union.

Main activities

  • Individual court coaching projects to improve court performance and reduce backlog
  • Recommendations to introducing a tool to fighting backlogs
  • Recommendations on the optimisation of the workload of judges and court staff
  • Support to conducting court users’ satisfaction surveys in pilot courts
  • Capacity building activities to improve the collection, processing and analysis of data on the functioning of the judicial system and judicial statistics according to the CEPEJ methodology (in coordination with the regional project Justice Dashboard EaP)
  • Introducing specific training modules on the efficiency and quality of justice
  • Organising Managers' Forums on selected topics
  • Capacity building activities for judges on referral to mediation based on relevant CEPEJ  tools

Project beneficiaries and stakeholders

Court Users, High Council of Justice, Courts, High School of Justice, Independent Inspector of the High Council of Justice, judges, court staff, Mediators’ Association.


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 manager

Gvantsa Gedenidze
Project assistant




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