Post-Conflict Actions for the Social and Economic Revitalisation of the Communities and the Cultural Environment in the Municipality of Gori (PIAG)
The "Post-Conflict Actions for the Social and Economic Revitalisation of the Communities and the Cultural Environment in the Municipality of Gori" (PIAG) was the Council of Europe’s contribution towards the response to the conflict in Georgia in August 2008, more specifically on the damage to cultural heritage, and by extension, to the built environment.
The PIAG’s objective was to produce investment project proposals, to be presented to prospective partner organisations for financing. These proposals incorporated the values and principles promoted by the Council of Europe, giving priority inter alia to human rights, defining the protection of goods, the respect for private property, the security of citizens, the right to housing and the right to education and employment.
The Georgian authorities set up an Interministerial Commission, a Steering Committee, a Project Implementation Unit and Working Groups involving about 25 Georgian experts and representatives from 10 national institutions (Parliament, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Culture, Ministry for Refugees, Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructures, Ministry of the Environment, the Governor and the Mayor of Gori region).