Developing Effective Model of State Funding for CSOs in Georgia. The first meeting of the Working Group on Developing Effective Model of State Funding for CSOs held on November 10. The working group was created within the framework of the National Forum of State Funding for CSOs held on September 28. Working group aims at elaborating recommendations for the development the concept of the Georgian Model of State Funding, including respective M&E mechanisms. Representatives of a local and international civil society organizations, state institutions and experts express the willingness to join the working group. The key recommendations and findings of the National State Funding Forum was discussed and analyzed while the meeting.
The group also discoursed on the core directions and pillars of the state funding model in Georgia. Georgian model of state funding is developed within the framework of the project "Civil Society Sustainability Initiative”, implemented by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with Civil Society Institute (CSI), Center for Training and Consultancy (CTC), Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG) and Kutaisi Education Development and Employment Center (KEDEC). The project aims at improving operational environment for civil society in Georgia, empowering CSOs, increasing their accountability towards constituencies and amplifying their linkages to other actors. The project is co-funded by European Union and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. European Union in Georgia Civil Society Sustainability Initiative - Georgia