Within the framework of the Civil Society Development Program, the Civil
Society Institute implements the project, which aims at creating favorable
environment for exchange of information, communication, sharing of resources and
coordination among the civil society organizations.
To achieve this objective, for the first time in the history of Georgian civil
society organizations, the integrated communication and informative resource
portal www.csogeorgia.org of the civil society organizations will be set up. By
spending minimum amount of time and energy, this virtual space will enable the
civil society organizations to obtain the required and useful information.
Information on various possibilities available in the field;
To upload information on their own organization and activities;
To share resources and experience with each other;
To receive free of charge legal and tax consultations.
Within the framework of Civil Society Development Program, since 1 October
2011 Civil Society Institute implements the project titled Supporting SCO
Development Effectiveness in Georgia. The overarching goal of the Project is
supporting eradication of poverty, inequality, and marginalization in Georgia.
Project aims to ensure the growth of CSO development effectiveness in Georgia
throw facilitation of enabling environment, focusing on final results,
increasing accountability and transparency, and promotion the improvement of the
relations between SCOs, donors and authorities.
Specific project activities are as follows:
Round tables will be held with SCOs, donors and the authorities;
Involvement of SCOs in the activities of self-government will be
Cycle of trainings in result-based management;
Development of uniform and shared strategy of accountability and
Establishing national platform of SCOs and participation in the
activities of Open Forum for development effectiveness.
The aim of the Project is to improve the enabling legal environment so that it better supports the financial sustainability of civil society organizations; and improves communication between civil society organizations and the government. to achieve this aim, Civil Society Institute will analyze tax regulations affecting CSOs in Georgia; identify key problematic regulations and develop solutions, provide expert consultations to advocacy efforts of other civil society organizations and businesses dedicated to addressing these issues, develop and publish a guidebook on taxation for civil society organizations, provide legal consultations to civil society organizations and taxation issues, and assist EWMI G-PAC in identifying new priorities for the upcoming years in this area. Civil Society Institute is carrying out these activities in close partnership with EWMI G-PAC and its partner, International Center for Not-for-profit Law (ICNL).
The project is implemented through the Policy, Advocacy, and Civil Society Development in Georgia (G-PAC) program of East-West Management Institute (EWMI).
This program was made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Within a framework of the Civil Society Development Program, since 1 April
2011 the Civil Society Institute implements the project "Improving Enabling
Environment for CSOs and Raising their Effectiveness". The project aims to
foster the effectiveness of development-oriented CSOs, so that they better
promote overcoming of inequality, marginalization and poverty in the country. To
this end, the project foresees resolving the following tasks:
Improvement of legal environment
Implementation of the project will improve legal environment, which will
enable CSO operations to be better and much more effective.
Promotion of civil participation
Project will lead to institutionalization of relations between
self-government and the public, which will ensure more effective and
transparent self-government. Public recognition and image of CSOs will
improve, and their role in public life will be empowered, which in itself
will stimulate public participation and civil activities.
Promotion of cooperation among CSOs to improve communication,
coordination and partnership among them
A strong union (platform) of CSOs will be set up within a project framework,
which will form the sector's coherent vision and standards and ensure
involvement in international processes and advocacy and lobbying of CSO
interests. Overall this will have a huge impact on the CSO development
effectiveness and largely facilitate the improvement of local CSO
Enhancing capacities of CSOs through the introduction of
results-oriented management system
Local CSOs will be able to enhance their skills, so that their activities
are at maximum oriented on final results and they ensure sustainable
positive changes to overcome inequality, marginalization and poverty in the