Civil Society Sustainability Initiative

Project goal

“Civil Society Sustainability Initiative” serves to improve the civil society environment in Georgia. The aim of the project is to facilitate the sustainability of civil society, as well as to increase its role in political dialogue and development.

Project objectives

  • Increase financial sustainability of civil society through diversification of funding sources, including the participation of the state and a private sector, creation of a favorable tax environment, as well as promotion of volunteering;
  • Increase capacities, accountability, and credibility of civil society to enable them better represent political, economic, social, and cultural rights of the general public;
  • Increase civic engagement in regions through more active cooperation of civil society with media, business, and local government;
  • Support civil society activities and initiatives at both national and local levels in the field of public policy, especially in the context of reforms ongoing in the process of association with the EU.

Donors and Partners

The project is implemented by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) in collaboration with the Civil Society Institute (CSI), Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), Center for Training and Consultancy (CTC), and Education Development and Employment Center (EDEC). The project is funded by the European Union and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS).

Project coverage


Project timelines

01.01.17 – 31.12.20

Project Manager

Ia Gabunia


Project activities

  • Conduct tender to procure services related to the placement of advertisements on television;
  • Conduct tender to purchase laptops;
  • Announce admission to online courses;
  • The Civil Society Institute to begin acceptance of applications for an online training program;
  • The Civil Society Institute to announce a competition for the creation of short educative video lectures for youth on blogging;
  • Begin acceptance of applications for a participatory budgeting course;
  • The Civil Society Institute to conduct tender for social media campaign services;
  • Organize a forum on “Civic Engagement”;
  • Conduct tender to provide promo material;
  • Begin admission to a new online course;
  • Conduct tender for creative and advertising companies;
  • Conduct tender for regional TV and radio companies;
  • The Civil Society Institute to begin acceptance of applications for an online training program;
  • The Civil Society Institute to announce a tender for publishing houses and initiative groups on renewal of a website ( and leading a campaign in social networks;
  • Announce competition for creation and supervision of an online training course;
  • Announce competition for the creation of a (PR) guidebook;
  • Announce competition for the creation of a calendar;
  • Announce competition for the creation of a collection;
  • Conduct cycle of trainings on “Systemic change and participation”;
  • Organize an internship program;
  • Conduct regional workshops;
  • Organize a conference “Campaign in support of civil society organizations: How to overcome stereotypes existing within society”;
  • Organize trainings on “Systemic change and civic engagement”;
  • Organize trainings – Accountability and transparency of civil society organizations.