About the Project

The Project, implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science and funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) within the Council of Europe – Georgia Action Plan 2024 - 2027, aims to enhance youth participation in social and political life in Georgia by supporting the participation of secondary school children in decision-making processes within schools and communities. Building on the achievements of the Phase I project, Phase II will focus on promoting participatory school governance and enhancing democratic school culture in line with the national priorities and Council of Europe standards.

  Budget: EUR 1 500 000 

 Duration: 1 January 2024 - 31 December 2027

 Continuation of the Project Democracy Starts in Schools – Engaging School Children in Decision Making Processes in Schools and Communities in Georgia  (2022-2023)

How does the Project work?

The Project includes measures to ensure a more participatory school governance model and a democratic school culture, such as:

  • proposing a series of capacity building measures for education professionals to build their competences in the area of competences for democratic culture, democratic school governance and whole school approach.
  • assisting with the development of resources for supporting democratic school governance and participation.
  • funding civil society organisations to support school and community projects and non-formal education opportunities for school children.
  • supporting networking, peer exchange and peer learning opportunities for schools, including through the Education for Democracy School Network.
  • facilitating school children’s participation in school decision making processes through digital means.

Who benefits from the Project?

  • School children
  • School Administration
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • Community Members

What do we expect to achieve?

  • Educational decision-makers and professionals support participatory school governance and a democratic culture.
  • School community members and civil society organizations facilitate school children's participation in decision-making processes.

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