The Civil Society Institute has organized in the regions of western Georgia (in Ozurgeti on 7 September, Zugdidi on 9 September, Batumi on 12 September) round tables on the topic "CSOs and the public - challenges and prospects".
Representatives of local CSOs and media have participated in the discussion. The documentary - "Civil Society in Georgia" - was shown at the meeting. The film and meeting have triggered great interest and the participants have been actively involved in the discussion. Several issues of concern have been identified, such as the urgency to enhance CSO effectiveness and improve communication with the public.
In addition, a new format of the journalist contest - "Let's Care about Each Other" - was developed. This is the annual contest and it will be held for the fifth time in 2011.