On May 4-5, 2007 Exhibition Center “Expo-Georgia” hosted the 2nd Fair/Forum of civil society organizations. Over 70 not-for-profit Organizations participated in the Fair/Forum. The Fair enabled civil society organizations to present their ongoing and implemented activities, programmes/projects, achievements, publications, products and services. The organizations participating in the Fair were further given opportunity to deliver public presentations focusing on their work.
Civil Society Institute on its part presented wide range of publications to the participants. Further, the Institute delivered presentation elucidating programmes and projects, activities and plans.
The Fair hosted representatives of not-for-profit organizations, local and international foundations, embassies, Government, business community and media.
The 2nd Fair/Forum of civil society organizations awarded five individuals for their exceptionally supportive role in development of civil society in Georgia: Minister of Science and Education – Alexander Lomaia, art critic – Giorgi Gvakharia, head of the Center for Cultural Relations “Caucasian House” – Naira Gelashvili, a former executive director of Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF) – Mikheil Chachkhunashvili, and Omie Kerr (served as public affairs officer at the American Embassy in Tbilisi).
At the closing ceremony of the Fair/Forum Civil Society Organizations compliant to the Five Silver Principles of the Code of Ethics were awarded. For the second time, Civil Society Institute was awarded Five Silver Principles Cavalier Organization Award