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Steering Committee meeting: reviewing the progress on the implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia 2016-2019

Tbilisi 3 June 2019
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Steering Committee meeting: reviewing the progress on the implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia 2016-2019

Steering Committee meeting on the implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia 2016-2019 was held on 3 June. The event was organised by the Council of Europe and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.

The event focused on reviewing the progress of the 2016-2019 Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia in the areas of protecting and promoting human rights, ensuring justice, countering threats to the rule of law, strengthening democratic governance, and confidence-building measures.

The opening remarks were delivered by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lasha Darsalia and the Director of the Council of Europe Office of the Directorate General of Programmes, Verena Taylor.

Representatives of the national stakeholders and institutions of Georgia took stock of the progress of the Action Plan and discussed lessons learned and current priorities to be reflected in the upcoming 2020 – 2023 Action Plan for Georgia.

Action plans are developed through in-depth-consultations with the national stakeholders, international partners, donors and non-governmental organisations to ensure a coordinated approach.

The Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia 2016-2019 includes activities in the fields of human rights, reform of the Judiciary, elections, local governance, combatting corruption and other threats to the rule of law, and confidence building measures across dividing lines.